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Arachnophobia Reviews

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Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
March 9, 2006
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
Nicolas Lacroix
December 8, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
January 6, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
May 5, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
August 2, 2002
It didn't live up to the hype, but most anyone whose seen it has walked away at least a little more afraid of spiders.
| Original Score: 3/5
James Rocchi
November 7, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Scott Weinberg
July 26, 2002
Family-friendly bug invasion flick that's both spooky and amusing.
| Original Score: 4/5
Clint Morris
September 17, 2002
A scary treat for the whole family!
| Original Score: 3/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
August 1, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
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-
Mark R. Leeper
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: +1 out of -4..+4
Rebecca Murray
March 31, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
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.
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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.
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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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Designed to reduce the audience to a squirming mass, the film yields plenty of grisly pleasures.
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
September 3, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Erik Childress
August 22, 2002
The creepiest, most entertaining insect invasion I've ever seen.
| Original Score: 5/5
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
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