Arachnophobia Reviews

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March 26, 2009
Frank Marshall's sophisticated feature directing debut never indulges in ultimate gross-out effects and carefully chooses both its victims and its means of depicting their dispatch.
April 7, 2008
First-time director Frank Marshall has long been Steven Spielberg's producer, and he's learned the master's lessons well.
June 24, 2006
Designed to reduce the audience to a squirming mass, the film yields plenty of grisly pleasures.
May 20, 2003
That sound you hear in the background is the ''ugh!'' heard round the world. Luckily, ''Arachnophobia'' will also be generating its share of boisterous, nervous laughter.
January 1, 2000
Frank Marshall, a constant Spielberg collaborator, makes his directorial debut in this genial horror movie, a sweet infestation that creeps and crawls but wouldn't scare anybody.
January 1, 2000
This is the kind of movie where you squirm out of enjoyment, not terror, and it's probably going to be popular with younger audiences - it doesn't pound you over the head with violence.
April 9, 2018
It's every bit as jolly and junky and scary as it wants to be.
November 2, 2014
A slasher film with spiders doing the work for the masked serial killer, and director Marshall twists that formula around for a diverse audience.
October 13, 2012
Fairly engaging.
September 27, 2012
"Arachnophobia" is a notch or two above the typical creature horror movie, with solid special effects and a decent story that isn't just one "Boo!" after the other.
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