Mimic: Sentinel Reviews

  • Jan 23, 2018

    absolute trash....whoever made this movie should be put in jail...

    absolute trash....whoever made this movie should be put in jail...

  • May 07, 2017

    Surprisingly decent direct-to-video third film in the Mimic franchise. The giant humanoid New York City cockroaches are back and put an apartment complex under siege. In the film's favor, Lance Henriksen plays the human baddie, which always helps, the special effects are nicely icky, there's a fun riff on "Rear Window," and best of all there's a surprising amount of character development. And Amanda Plummer even makes an appearance. Nothing great, but better than I expected and better than the second film in the franchise.

    Surprisingly decent direct-to-video third film in the Mimic franchise. The giant humanoid New York City cockroaches are back and put an apartment complex under siege. In the film's favor, Lance Henriksen plays the human baddie, which always helps, the special effects are nicely icky, there's a fun riff on "Rear Window," and best of all there's a surprising amount of character development. And Amanda Plummer even makes an appearance. Nothing great, but better than I expected and better than the second film in the franchise.

  • Apr 14, 2016

    Casual horror/suspense that doesn't really show much or go anywhere, yet isn't as repetitive as the last sequel. The characters still aren't that interesting, and this one has even less monster footage in it. But at a run time of barely 75 minutes, it's a quick view to cap off the franchise.

    Casual horror/suspense that doesn't really show much or go anywhere, yet isn't as repetitive as the last sequel. The characters still aren't that interesting, and this one has even less monster footage in it. But at a run time of barely 75 minutes, it's a quick view to cap off the franchise.

  • Mar 28, 2016

    Mimic 3 takes the concept of the giant, mutated, human like insects and creates a decent story to finish off the series, for now at least. Where as the other films took place mainly in dark subways and sewers, Sentinel focuses on a young man who takes pictures from his bedroom window and slowly discovers things are not right with some weird neighbors. The film slowly leads up to revealing what is the cause of the strange findings and then some nice action/horror helps round out the finale. They tried to ramp up the creepiness but ultimately it never really got there. I enjoyed parts of the film but by the end I lost interest in the characters and what might happen to them. The series evolved nicely but overall its still a weak horror film about bugs.

    Mimic 3 takes the concept of the giant, mutated, human like insects and creates a decent story to finish off the series, for now at least. Where as the other films took place mainly in dark subways and sewers, Sentinel focuses on a young man who takes pictures from his bedroom window and slowly discovers things are not right with some weird neighbors. The film slowly leads up to revealing what is the cause of the strange findings and then some nice action/horror helps round out the finale. They tried to ramp up the creepiness but ultimately it never really got there. I enjoyed parts of the film but by the end I lost interest in the characters and what might happen to them. The series evolved nicely but overall its still a weak horror film about bugs.

  • Dec 09, 2014

    Mimic 3 has scary and claustrophobic camerawork, a great performance by Karl Geary, and a creepy plot, but the special FX totally put a damper in some moments that should be the scariest. 49/100

    Mimic 3 has scary and claustrophobic camerawork, a great performance by Karl Geary, and a creepy plot, but the special FX totally put a damper in some moments that should be the scariest. 49/100

  • Mar 02, 2014

    lame totally destroys the franchise

    lame totally destroys the franchise

  • Dann M Super Reviewer
    Oct 26, 2013

    Departing from the previous films, Mimic 3: Sentinel attempts to deliver a murder mystery with a twist. In a classic Rear Window scenario a medically infirm young man takes photos of the goings on of his neighboring apartment complex and becomes obsessed when he seemingly witnesses a murder, but when his sister goes to investigate she finds something that neither of them could have ever expected. There are some interesting actors in the cast, including Alexis Dziena, Rebecca Mader, and Lance Henriksen, but their performances are rather mediocre. And the tone of the film is uneven, as the mystery and horror elements don't really work together. Poorly made and unfocused, Mimic 3: Sentinel marks a low point in the series.

    Departing from the previous films, Mimic 3: Sentinel attempts to deliver a murder mystery with a twist. In a classic Rear Window scenario a medically infirm young man takes photos of the goings on of his neighboring apartment complex and becomes obsessed when he seemingly witnesses a murder, but when his sister goes to investigate she finds something that neither of them could have ever expected. There are some interesting actors in the cast, including Alexis Dziena, Rebecca Mader, and Lance Henriksen, but their performances are rather mediocre. And the tone of the film is uneven, as the mystery and horror elements don't really work together. Poorly made and unfocused, Mimic 3: Sentinel marks a low point in the series.

  • Oct 12, 2013

    This 2003 sequel was decent! It seems to me that these giant cockroaches are multiplying and trying to wipe out the human race. I was surprise to see Lance Henriksen(from the movie "Aliens") in this movie. This movie starts off slow in the beginning with Karl Geary playing a sickly survivor of the cockroach diseases outbreak taking pictures from his bubble confinement bedroom. But the movie starts to picks up later with action towards end.

    This 2003 sequel was decent! It seems to me that these giant cockroaches are multiplying and trying to wipe out the human race. I was surprise to see Lance Henriksen(from the movie "Aliens") in this movie. This movie starts off slow in the beginning with Karl Geary playing a sickly survivor of the cockroach diseases outbreak taking pictures from his bubble confinement bedroom. But the movie starts to picks up later with action towards end.

  • Sep 09, 2013

    Why oh why was this movie made?!

    Why oh why was this movie made?!

  • Alex r Super Reviewer
    Aug 25, 2013

    Third and final part in the Mimic trilogy is a mediocre movie that suffers from a lack of originality. After the decent second movie, Mimic seemed to be concluded. However that was not to be. This third part is just a wasted opportunity to end a good little trilogy of Sci Fi horror films. This one really doesn't add anything new and recycles old ideas. This is a boring film that just fails to capture the shocks and thrills of the original film. This could have been a great movie, if there would have been more effort put into the film. Instead, the filmmakers stumble around and make a movie that just isn't interesting or entertaining for that matter. This was a train wreck and not even the tense moments could save this film. Mimic 3 is a pointless film that just tries too hard at delivering the chills; in turn it just fails and is a boring movie from start to finish. Add to that a lacking cast of actors, and you have a highly forgettable movie that leaves you wanting more. Mimic fans will surely be disappointed with this film, and it has nothing interesting or new to offer viewers looking for a good horror film to watch. The original del Toro directed feature was a flawed, but very good monster movie and the second film was decent as well, even if it relied on previously released material. If you've enjoyed the first two movies, you'll surely be disappointed by this third and final entry in the Mimic trilogy. This entry could have been good if the script was better, however it simply ends up falling flat. Even the gory elements of the film are not enough to make this one standout. This is just a mediocre end to an average horror trilogy. Del Toro's original will always standout and its follow-up is mindless fun, but the third is pointless and dull.

    Third and final part in the Mimic trilogy is a mediocre movie that suffers from a lack of originality. After the decent second movie, Mimic seemed to be concluded. However that was not to be. This third part is just a wasted opportunity to end a good little trilogy of Sci Fi horror films. This one really doesn't add anything new and recycles old ideas. This is a boring film that just fails to capture the shocks and thrills of the original film. This could have been a great movie, if there would have been more effort put into the film. Instead, the filmmakers stumble around and make a movie that just isn't interesting or entertaining for that matter. This was a train wreck and not even the tense moments could save this film. Mimic 3 is a pointless film that just tries too hard at delivering the chills; in turn it just fails and is a boring movie from start to finish. Add to that a lacking cast of actors, and you have a highly forgettable movie that leaves you wanting more. Mimic fans will surely be disappointed with this film, and it has nothing interesting or new to offer viewers looking for a good horror film to watch. The original del Toro directed feature was a flawed, but very good monster movie and the second film was decent as well, even if it relied on previously released material. If you've enjoyed the first two movies, you'll surely be disappointed by this third and final entry in the Mimic trilogy. This entry could have been good if the script was better, however it simply ends up falling flat. Even the gory elements of the film are not enough to make this one standout. This is just a mediocre end to an average horror trilogy. Del Toro's original will always standout and its follow-up is mindless fun, but the third is pointless and dull.