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Arachnophobia Reviews

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
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.
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
October 13, 2012
Fairly engaging.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
James Plath
Movie Metropolis
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Brian Orndorf
July 24, 2010
Preys upon that dread in a wonderfully cinematic manner, elegantly keeping the antics lighthearted enough to encourage a viewing, but eventually digging into spiderific panic -- pure candy to horror junkies on the prowl for the perfect thrill.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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Variety Staff
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.
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David Ansen
April 7, 2008
First-time director Frank Marshall has long been Steven Spielberg's producer, and he's learned the master's lessons well.
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Designed to reduce the audience to a squirming mass, the film yields plenty of grisly pleasures.
Rebecca Murray
March 31, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum
December 19, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
May 28, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
Rumsey Taylor
Not Coming to a Theater Near You
January 5, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Christopher Null
June 3, 2003
Plenty of laughs, but the action scenes don't really generate much in the way of scares. Good enough for Sunday afternoon, though.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
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.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
May 12, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
May 5, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
February 2, 2003
Spider terror -- overproduced and effects-driven, but adequate.
| Original Score: 3/5
Audrey Rock-Richardson
Tooele Transcript-Bulletin (Utah)
December 15, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
James Rocchi
November 7, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Clint Morris
September 17, 2002
A scary treat for the whole family!
| Original Score: 3/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
September 3, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
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