Metascore
53

Mixed or average reviews - based on 32 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 32
  2. Negative: 4 out of 32
Watch On
  1. 30
    Amid numerous identical skirmishes with leapfrogging arachnids, trace elements of black comedy and intentional camp are discernible but utterly extraneous.
  2. The actual movie is the cinematic equivalent of cheap Chinese egg rolls: all flour and cabbage shreds, maybe half a nibble of pork.
  3. 25
    Limps along, spinning not a silken web but an extremely derivative, tattered one not likely to snare anybody's interest.
  4. Action freaks may enjoy the chasing and chomping, but there's no hint of human interest or moviemaking imagination.
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 73 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 24
  2. Negative: 3 out of 24
  1. Aug 16, 2014
    8
    Probably one of the best horror comedy i have ever seen.It's funny and there is a lot of action.The spiders are cheesy but they are supposedProbably one of the best horror comedy i have ever seen.It's funny and there is a lot of action.The spiders are cheesy but they are supposed to be like this.Probably the best spider movie i have ever seen. Full Review »
  2. Oct 2, 2013
    4
    A bit slow at first and is it stupid? Absolutely. Yet something you can't deny is that it's a rather entertaining movie to watch and I've seenA bit slow at first and is it stupid? Absolutely. Yet something you can't deny is that it's a rather entertaining movie to watch and I've seen it 3 times. Not that bad...not that bad. Full Review »
  3. Oct 13, 2012
    8
    In case you couldn't tell, this movie is supposed to be goofy. I mean, how much goofier can you get when you have a movie about spiders thatIn case you couldn't tell, this movie is supposed to be goofy. I mean, how much goofier can you get when you have a movie about spiders that grow to gigantic size when they eat contaminated crickets? One thing you should know is that this movie DOES NOT take itself seriously. But that's a good thing, because this movie is pure camp and nothing else. Characters are somewhat sloppy, the spider special effects are decent (especially for 2002) and the humor is well put together. All in all, if you are sad and want a movie to cheer you up, watch this. Full Review »