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Willard Reviews

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March 13, 2003
A movie that wants to be funny-scary and is satisfied with just funny.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
March 14, 2003
It has attitude and a look, but the rats aren't scary.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 16, 2003
This new incarnation of Willard emphasizes one thing: no matter how bad the original was, it didn't need to be remade.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 13, 2003
Why this tepid horror flick, a remake of the 1971 film of the same title, is being released nationwide is beyond comprehension.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 18, 2003
[Y]ou got a real opportunity here to do something really funny -- because Crispin Glover is really fun -- and something scary, but the rats, I guess, aren't up to the task.
March 17, 2003
Any film with Crispin Glover's name above the title is marching to its own beat, and it has little interest in convincing us to dance along; we simply will or we won't.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
April 29, 2009
Never scares, never pulls off enough tension, and the rats are bland.
September 20, 2007
The rats multiply at a rate that suggests Willard's basement is the city's red light district.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
March 17, 2003
Full Review| Original Score: 4/10
March 17, 2003
The problem is that "Willard" never becomes anything more than a ham-fisted revenge-of-the-nerd horror fable.
Full Review | Original Score: C
March 13, 2003
Barely a line flies by that doesn't land with a wooden thud.
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
March 13, 2003
The movie isn't without style, but the material can't remotely sustain 100 minutes.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
March 14, 2003
A lamely acted and frequently dull remake of the 1971 movie.
Read More | Original Score: D
March 13, 2003
Nearly every scene along the way to the movie's Psycho-like conclusion is fundamentally silly in ways that don't always seem intended.
Full Review | Original Score: C
March 17, 2003
the technically 'improved' version just doesn't have the same heart of the original
Full Review | Original Score: C-
February 9, 2014
The vengeance-driven plot creeps along at a snail's pace, and all the teeth-gnashing and cheek-quivering in the world-courtesy of Glover's demented Willard Stiles-cannot save the day.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 14, 2003
There is a great idea in the fabric here somewhere, no doubt, but it gets lost, and it gets lost very fast.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
January 4, 2004
Each era gets the movies it deserves... This new version seems to exist in a bubble. It's got atmosphere to spare, but no real compelling reason...
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: 3/5
July 5, 2004
The filmmakers may have been too intelligent for their camp material. They spend too much time on background material, an over-developed hero, atmosphere, and in-jokes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
March 14, 2003
Perhaps it's because rats and their like don't have that sort of effect on me, but I found little of the film to be spooky, let alone frightening.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
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