Mimic

Metascore
55

Mixed or average reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 15
  2. Negative: 2 out of 15
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  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. In Mimic, director Guillermo Del Toro has created a dark, grotesque world that's hard to look at, and impossible to stop looking at.
  5. 70
    Even the melodramatic score can't ruin the essentially serious tenor of this old-style non-self-referential horror story, whose characterizations are unassailable--stereotypical shtick you buy because the performers are working so hard and their faces are so skillfully lit.
  6. 63
    In fact, the title of this motion picture is quite apt -- Mimic does an excellent job of imitating not only Aliens, but several other science fiction and horror features, including such odd choices as Leviathan and The Thing. The derivative result is, as one might expect, moderately entertaining, but far from groundbreaking in its approach or execution.
User Score
8.9

Universal acclaim- based on 98 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. 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 Full Review »
  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. PratikK.
    May 17, 2009
    5
    Its a good movie and good effects but the conversations are so ridiculous that anyone can be bore.