User Score
7.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 36 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 36
  2. Negative: 4 out of 36

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  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 even though it was on SyFy who doesn
  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.
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
  1. 50
    For all its Del Toro touches (Goodwin as a young autistic boy kidnapped by the bugs), Mimic is a surprisingly hollow thriller.
  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. 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.