Disturbing Behavior
Disturbing Behavior (1998)

David Nutter made his directorial debut with this fantasy thriller, attempting a switch on The Stepford Wives premise. The Clark family moves from Chicago to Cradle Bay, and Steve Clark (James Marsden) is cautioned by Gavin Strick (Nick… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: August 14, 2001
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Critic Score: 33% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Steve Newton
Georgia Straight

As relatively low-budget and quickly made teen shockers go, it's not too hard to take.

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James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

Put together by some of the production team responsible for "The X Files," "Behavior" frequently captures the same weird/wacky atmosphere found in some of that series' more lighthearted episodes.

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Maitland McDonagh
Film Journal International

A high-concept horror picture that squanders its premise from the first frame.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

Surely, it's a definite solid thriller with very good performances, it just could be so much more with a little polish on the screenplay.

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John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

...the filmmakers have such contempt for their target teenage audience, they don't bother with explanations.

Widgett Walls

It's like the makers of this film were so desperate to get a film together that they went to a horror paint-by-numbers book to get everything they needed.

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Kevin Fiddler
Henderson Home News (Henderson, NV)

Cool kids go crazy -- why don't the nerds ever rise up?

Elias Savada
Nitrate Online

boring and predictable

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Michael Dequina

Marsden has blue eyes and clean-cut looks tailor-made for a Bop pinup--and all the emotional depth and acting range of the page it would be printed on.

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Flixster Audience Score: 40% Flixster User Reviews
Japes .
Nothing more than a guilty pleasure. Plus James Marsden was so hot at 22.
Dean McKenna
Freakish and thriller with a terrifying way to turn its rebellious teens into model citizens - weird!
Jason Spencer
One of the many teen horror movies to come out after the popularity of Scream. It was ok but nothing memorable.
Christopher Haskell
According to science fiction horror films, high school is one of the most unsafe places when it comes to invasions of any kind, alien or other. "Disturbing… More
Dean King
This is a cool teen thriller. Suprised it's not more well know as I only saw it through a recommendation. It's good fun if predictable. Very similar… More
Angel Gabriel
Not great, but entertaining and tense for what it was. "Disturbing Behavior" benefits from its interesting plot, some creepy scenes, its ideas and… More