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Slither Reviews

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
March 31, 2006
This writing-directing debut from the guy who concocted that rip-off known as Dawn of the Dead isn't that scary, and it isn't nearly as funny as he seems to think it is.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
March 30, 2006
There is some humor in the plot, effective action and scenes that entertain us because of how stupidly the characters behave.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
April 3, 2006
I'm zombied out.
Joshua Tyler
CinemaBlend.com
March 31, 2006
Slither goes for the predictable gags, usually mocking the stereotypical redneck characters or spoofing stock horror moments.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Matt Pais
Metromix.com
March 30, 2006
It's too polished to be campy and too goofy to send a chill down your spine, disappearing from your mind faster than a worm under your shoe. Splat.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Susan Granger
Modamag.com
April 4, 2006
Goofy, blood-and-guts tained comedy/horror that inevitably evokes feelings of repugnance and disgust.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
September 11, 2006
Passatempo descartável que não funciona sequer como comédia, sátira ou homenagem às ficções B.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
March 31, 2006
The problem with making a smart horror parody -- and James Gunn's Slither is a smart horror parody -- is that it's kind of like doing a virtuoso performance of 'My Way.' The skill of execution tends to be eclipsed by the tedium of the material.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jackie K. Cooper
jackiekcooper.com
April 6, 2006
Not gross or campy enough to be fun
Full Review| Original Score: 3/10
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
April 6, 2006
Is that really Elizabeth Banks co-starring in this junk, or is it a look-alike pod with Paris Hilton's brain?
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve
April 1, 2006
A horror pic that finds neither humor nor scares in its quest for originality.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Dan Fienberg
Zap2it.com
March 31, 2006
Gunn's directorial debut pays homage to so many classics with ample enough wit that most viewers won't care that Slither doesn't offer much originality of its own.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Don R. Lewis
Film Threat
March 28, 2006
[I] have to admit to not getting much out of a big budget B movie. B movies are fun because they're rinky dink.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Philip French
Guardian
May 6, 2006
The film brought me little pleasure, but it revived happy memories of a laidback caper movie also called Slither, starring Peter Boyle and James Caan, made in 1973.
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Teresa Wiltz
Washington Post
March 30, 2006
Slither isn't scary, it's just what one character says when she spots the slugs from outer space, Grooooosss. And we don't mean that in a good way.
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Matt Weitz
Dallas Morning News
March 31, 2006
Slither tries (too hard) to cop the tongue-in-cheek silliness that marks some of the best examples of the genre and ultimately collapses atop itself. It's no Humanoids From the Deep.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press
March 31, 2006
I know it's supposed to be silly, but Slither feels more like a scattershot spoof than a fine-tuned piece of entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Bob Strauss
Los Angeles Daily News
March 31, 2006
Slither does not quite operate at the sublime, creepy/comic level of [writer/director] Gunn's inspirations such as Re-Animator and The Brood.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune
April 7, 2006
The movie, while a little too slow to be effective, achieves a good balance of chills, gross-out gore and humorous one-liners.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Joshua Starnes
ComingSoon.net
March 30, 2011
Done with a knowing wink and a nod, Slither doesn't offer much in the way of scares, but makes up for it in laughs and decent banter and a number of well executed gross out moments.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10

Film Ireland Magazine
June 24, 2006
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