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  • Summary: A giant alien spider escapes from a military lab and rampage the city of Los Angeles. When a massive military strike fails, it is up to a team of scientists and one clever exterminator to kill the creature before the city is destroyed.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 9
  2. Negative: 2 out of 9
  1. Reviewed by: Alan Scherstuhl
    Oct 15, 2013
    80
    This is squirmy, hilarious fun.
  2. Reviewed by: Drew Taylor
    Oct 16, 2013
    75
    With its tongue placed firmly in cheek (it is, after all, called Big Ass Spider), it delivers on a whole bunch of laughs and thrills, in a way that some big budget spectaculars can't even muster.
  3. Reviewed by: Scott Foundas
    Oct 25, 2013
    70
    An exceedingly good-natured Z-grade creature feature.
  4. Reviewed by: Bill Goodykoontz
    Oct 24, 2013
    60
    Grunberg and Boyar have a charming, if broad, chemistry. It’s all kind of cheesy, of course, but it’s meant to be. And the effects, when not deliberately silly, aren’t bad.
  5. Reviewed by: Odie Henderson
    Oct 25, 2013
    50
    Big Ass Spider! wants to serve two masters, the ones who unabashedly enjoy this type of movie without shame, and the ones who openly mock it with false senses of superiority.
  6. Reviewed by: Mark Olsen
    Oct 17, 2013
    50
    The movie has a fan's heart, a sense of loving every goofball moment, but as directed by Mike Mendez it also seems perpetually caught between being a spoof or playing it straight and winds up falling between the cracks rather than rising above.
  7. Reviewed by: Rex Reed
    Oct 22, 2013
    25
    Big Ass Spider, lazily directed by Mike Mendez and unwisely written without a trace of necessary camp by Gregory Gieras, aims for satire and settles for stale shtick. It ends with the song “La Cucaracha,” leaving the door open for more insects to come. Cockroaches, anyone?

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Nov 16, 2013
    10
    This is a really fun film that never takes itself seriously. It's obvious that everyone in this film is having a blast and it translates wellThis is a really fun film that never takes itself seriously. It's obvious that everyone in this film is having a blast and it translates well to audience enjoyment. If you're looking for a funny movie that pays homage to the old-time monster films, you'd be hard pressed to find a better choice. Mike Mendez has done a great job and I hope he makes more just like this. Expand
  2. Dec 22, 2013
    10
    This movie is great. The VFX are much better than the usual stuff you see on TV. Funny as hell and tons of action from the first minute. GregThis movie is great. The VFX are much better than the usual stuff you see on TV. Funny as hell and tons of action from the first minute. Greg Grunberg (from Heroes) and his Mexican side-kick are hilarious together. Even the music was great (starts with a Pixies song!). Recommended to watch with friends while having a drink and laughing your big-ass off! Expand
  3. Dec 7, 2014
    7
    This movie is interesting and a few scenes were funny. There were a few scenes which were intense and scary too. However, the film's CGI isThis movie is interesting and a few scenes were funny. There were a few scenes which were intense and scary too. However, the film's CGI is very bad. Nonetheless, this is a good movie. Expand
  4. Dec 30, 2013
    6
    While not terrible, this one could have been infinitely better. The humor falls flat most of the film, the special effects are terrible (evenWhile not terrible, this one could have been infinitely better. The humor falls flat most of the film, the special effects are terrible (even though, they kinda are suppose to be), the acting is passable (at best) and Greg Grunberg just doesn’t have the chops to be a leading man. There’s definitely some charm to this film as it lampoons Sci-Fi films of old but it just had too many drawbacks to be the spectacular piece of satire it could have been. Expand

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