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Eight Legged Freaks Reviews

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
July 17, 2002
A homage to a genre of film made by people who are working from visual memories of horror cheapies like Them. They nailed the visual tribute. They just left out the cautionary morality, the sense of justice and the heart.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
Tyler Hanley
Palo Alto Weekly
May 20, 2003
Fans of the Kevin Bacon action-comedy Tremors (1989) will feel right at home.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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James Berardinelli
July 17, 2002
If all of Eight Legged Freaks was as entertaining as the final hour, I would have no problem giving it an unqualified recommendation.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
July 18, 2002
Essentially a cheesy 1950's sci-fi drive-in movie with un-cheesy special effects.
Read More | Original Score: C
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
July 17, 2002
The film makes a joke, then nudges you in the ribs, saying, 'Hey, that was funny, right?' 'Right?' Um, no.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Michael Szymanski
August 1, 2002
Nice special effects with creepy spiders, but it ultimately is much like the creatures: lots of long legs, but no body.
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
July 14, 2002
The trouble is, its filmmakers run out of clever ideas and visual gags about halfway through.
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
July 22, 2002
[I]ts marginally amusing, but I'm giving it thumbs down.
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
August 27, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/5
Eric D. Snider
September 18, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Brian Orndorf
July 19, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
December 27, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Danny Minton
KBTV-NBC (Beaumont, TX)
July 18, 2002
it sure will make you think twice before you dump that toxic waste in the lake.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
July 17, 2002
"Eight Legged Freaks" features lots of nudge-nudge jokes and pretty cool spider effects, but, as most self-aware genre hybrids do, runs out of gas in the third act
Full Review | Original Score: C
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
July 17, 2002
Eight Legged Freaks won't join the pantheon of great monster/science fiction flicks that we have come to love...
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
July 24, 2002
This do not take-me-serious B-film is played as a limp tribute to the 1950s mutant bug films such as Them!.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
October 23, 2002
Some of the movie succeeds; some of it falls flat. But you can't say it doesn't try to live up to the corny reputation of sci-fi in the mid-twentieth century.
Read More | Original Score: 6/10
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Elvis Mitchell
New York Times
July 17, 2002
Eight-Legged Freaks runs out of gas scarily fast -- its one-joke premise lends itself more to a short than a feature.
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
July 17, 2002
Yesterday's junk sporting today's polish.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Mike Clark
USA Today
July 17, 2002
Neither as scary-funny as Tremors nor demented-funny as Starship Troopers, the movie isn't tough to take as long as you've paid a matinee price.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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