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Creature Reviews

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Lawrence Toppman
Charlotte Observer
September 15, 2011
Creature is refreshingly and intentionally silly, in an era when horror has devolved mostly into torture porn and high-tech, computer-generated assaults on our senses.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Glenn Lovell
September 11, 2011
... heaps on the gore and the T&A ‒ genre staples ‒ and can best be described as "Swamp Thing" with teeth, razor-sharp teeth ... Delivers the goods in old-fashioned, knee-to-the-jugular jolts.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times
September 8, 2011
With dependably creepy character actor Sid Haig to goose things along as leader of the locals, "Creature" is delightfully dopey.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Sean Kernan
We Got This Covered
March 1, 2013
Creature has no merits to speak of but I am comforted by my ability to overcome my disorientation long enough to recognize how lacking Creature is.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
January 15, 2013
Parents should have it on their Netflix instant queue, ready to buttress their "If you go to acting school, you COULD end up taking your clothes off for some hack for a movie like this."
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
R. L. Shaffer
April 1, 2012
An awfully made, awfully acted, awfully plotted, and awfully boring more. In a word, Creature is awful.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
October 1, 2011
Tedious and overly complicated...
Corey Hall
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
September 22, 2011
The script (if one was ever finished), was seemingly passed through a paper shredder, tossed in the air then randomly taped back together.
Full Review | Original Score: D
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
September 16, 2011
Assembles all the ingredients necessary for a tasty swampsploitation horror gumbo, but sabotages the meal with cheesy digital blur effects and a lame sinkhole ending that prophesied the movie's box office fate.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Common Sense Media
September 16, 2011
The casting of legendary character actor Sid Haig -- and a subtle mention of Haig's best movie, Spider Baby (1964) -- suggests some genre knowledge, but there's no inspiration in the cheap, lazy Creature.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page
September 16, 2011
The sort of Z-grade trash you expect to come across on Syfy whilst channel surfing late one night, not something you'd expect to pay good money to watch on the big screen.
Brett Michel
Boston Phoenix
September 13, 2011
Not even House of 1000 Corpses' Sid Haig hamming it up as a hillbilly patriarch can pull this out of the New Orleans swamp it's set in.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
Cole Smithey
September 11, 2011
"Creature" should have gone straight to video. Since it's playing on a few big screens at least "Shark Night" could get some competition.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Scott Weinberg
September 11, 2011
One tiresome slog through one familiar swamp.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Ethan Gilsdorf
Boston Globe
September 10, 2011
Deep in the swampy hearts and minds of some filmmakers, embarrassing stereotypes still fester, gathering moss and slime.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Neil Genzlinger
New York Times
September 10, 2011
Doesn't throw in the kind of wit that can turn a formulaic creature feature into a pleasant diversion along the lines of "Lake Placid."
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
September 9, 2011
A sinkhole features prominently in the final confrontation between man and beast in 'Creature.' It would have been wiser to chuck the negative into it.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
Nick Schager
Boxoffice Magazine
September 9, 2011
As uninspired as its generic title, Creature works hard at being a direct-to-DVD-quality monster movie.
| Original Score: 1/5
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James Berardinelli
September 9, 2011
There is a perverse enjoyment to be had from something this cheesy, although not enough of one that I can recommend sitting through it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
September 9, 2011
Production designer Fred Andrews makes his directorial debut here and can't even manage coherency.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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