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Willard Reviews

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Steve Newton
Georgia Straight
February 9, 2014
The vengeance-driven plot creeps along at a snail's pace, and all the teeth-gnashing and cheek-quivering in the world-courtesy of Glover's demented Willard Stiles-cannot save the day.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 29, 2010
Terrifying and violent horror movie. Rats -- EWW.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Michael Dequina
January 5, 2010
No one can do the funny/scary/crazy/creepy high-decibel wig-out/breakdown scene nearly as well as Glover can.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
Never scares, never pulls off enough tension, and the rats are bland.
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
September 20, 2007
The rats multiply at a rate that suggests Willard's basement is the city's red light district.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Rob Gonsalves
July 23, 2007
This Willard remix is a gothic, creaking, brilliantly macabre and unexpectedly intimate movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer
December 6, 2004
If you want a lesson in eccentric acting, or if you are interested in a nightmarish story well told, Willard is a noteworthy effort.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
July 5, 2004
The filmmakers may have been too intelligent for their camp material. They spend too much time on background material, an over-developed hero, atmosphere, and in-jokes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
February 28, 2004
Não funciona como filme de terror (sua intenção original), mas torna-se interessante graças à curiosa atuação de Glover e à fotografia sombria. E Ermey é sempre fascinante.
| Original Score: 3/5
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
January 6, 2004
...Writer-director Glen Morgan gives us nothing more than a standard horror/revenge of the nerd tale.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
January 4, 2004
Each era gets the movies it deserves... This new version seems to exist in a bubble. It's got atmosphere to spare, but no real compelling reason...
Full Review| Original Score: 3/5
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
September 6, 2003
Glover infuses Willard's relationship with the rats with a perverse sort of sexual energy, and it makes the film that much more disturbing.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Nick Rogers
State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)
June 27, 2003
The ultimate payoff doesn't quite equal its heady set-up, but the film is still a nasty little good time.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
Susan Michals
June 4, 2003
Willard will forever have a home in cinema, destined to become a cult favorite running as the quintessential second feature of a double bill with The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
Stephen Himes
Film Snobs
May 28, 2003
Crispin Glover's finest work since he told Biff to get his damn hands off her.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
May 7, 2003
Willard can be appreciated, no, relished as a stylish throwback to a era when horror movies displayed more brains than blood.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Collin Souter
March 29, 2003
Willard gets by mostly because of Glover, one of the most interesting characters in his own right when just being himself. I found the movie to be quite amusing, fun to watch and wonderfully acted.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
March 27, 2003
Morgan's frightening and frivolous fable has an entrancing hysteria that teeters between a mocking macabre and a nail-biting social commentary...a menacing and hypnotic creep show that has perverse fun tantalizing its voyeuristic audience
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 26, 2003
As far as Crispin is concerned, rats spelled backwards is STAR. He owns this movie, every frame, not even upstaged by zillions of real and CGI rats.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/5
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
March 26, 2003
For all its ickiness, Willard is actually that most exotic of movie creatures: a remake that handily bests the original.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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