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  • Summary: A team of scientists discover a miracle cure that stops the spread of a deadly disease... only to find three years later that something has gone terribly wrong. Their creation has taken on a horrifying life of its own... able to mimic and destroy its every predator -- even man! And now, itA team of scientists discover a miracle cure that stops the spread of a deadly disease... only to find three years later that something has gone terribly wrong. Their creation has taken on a horrifying life of its own... able to mimic and destroy its every predator -- even man! And now, it threatens to wipe out an entire city... unless they stop it in time. [Miramax] Expand
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 15
  2. Negative: 2 out of 15
  1. Reviewed by: Ray Sawhill
    90
    Mimic is undoubtedly the best mutant-cockroach horror thriller ever made. Even granting that there hasn't been much competition, this is intended as a high compliment.
  2. 88
    But Mimic is superior to most of its cousins, and has been stylishly directed by Guillermo Del Toro, whose visual sense adds a certain texture that makes everything scarier and more effective.
  3. A stylish B horror movie about giant insects in the catacombs of Manhattan, it's by turns queasy, gross, terrifying, and -- never underestimate this one -- enthusiastically dumb. It's everything you want in a big-bug thriller.
  4. 60
    Creepy, beautifully designed horror yarn about mutant roaches that delivers both artfully eerie atmosphere and some boffo shocks.
  5. 50
    For all its Del Toro touches (Goodwin as a young autistic boy kidnapped by the bugs), Mimic is a surprisingly hollow thriller.
  6. Reviewed by: Richard Harrington
    50
    Del Toro, expanding on a short story by Donald A. Wolheim, isn't able to invest his version of a familiar horror convention with either the supple wit or deep humanity he brought to "Cronos."
  7. If there is a reason anyone would voluntarily agree to make this movie it probably dwells somewhere in a realm only accessible to the thinking of ambitious actors.

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  1. PratikK.
    May 17, 2009
    5
    Its a good movie and good effects but the conversations are so ridiculous that anyone can be bore.
  2. Mar 25, 2012
    5
    del Toro manages to create moments of tension and horror, but when the movie finishes, you will be left wondering which parts you had not seen before.
  3. Oct 5, 2012
    5
    This is a movie that the kids absolutely wanted to see and I thought, since it was directed by Guillermo del Toro, that it might be okay evenThis is a movie that the kids absolutely wanted to see and I thought, since it was directed by Guillermo del Toro, that it might be okay even though it was on SyFy who doesn Expand

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