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While one would imagine that the average New Yorker would be used to dealing with bugs after years of apartment dwelling, a scientific experiment gone wrong results in an insect that even Raid can't handle in this sci-fi/horror thriller. In Manhattan, cockroaches are spreading a deadly disease that is claiming hundreds of the city's children, so entomologist Susan Tyler (Mira Sorvino) uses genetic engineering techniques to create what she and her colleague (and husband) Peter Mann (Jeremy Northam) call the Judas Breed, a large insect that will feed on the disease carrying roaches.… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 61%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It comes off smarter and creepier than I recall the original, less about scares than a sustained atmosphere of eerie unease and skittery threats."
‑ Sean Axmaker, Seanax.com
"It's clear now that Del Toro's favorite themes and symbols were already in place, with the vast underground setting, machinery, and man's interference in the supernatural order of things -- not to mention a talent for pure terror."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Fairly lame bug horror. Not del Toro's best, to put it mildly."
‑ Rob Gonsalves, eFilmCritic.com
"a real creepfest, directed for maximum chilliness"
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
"Followed its terrific first half with a descent into horror movie formulaic crap."
‑ Michael W. Phillips, Jr., Goatdog's Movies
"Viewers will be forgiven for wanting to rush next door and douse their neighbor with RAID."
‑ Matt Brunson, Creative Loafing
"Mimic: The Director's Cut on Blu-ray is a true gift for fans."
‑ Steve "Uncle Creepy" Barton, Dread Central
"Del Toro does not make Tyler a symbol of science gone out of control or of science for greed, instead he makes her a scientist who in doing good has created a monster and has to live with that guilt."
‑ Beth Accomando, KPBS.org
"A fun, goopy throwback to the Monster Flicks of yesterday."
‑ Scott Weinberg, eFilmCritic.com
"Del Toro did what he set out to do, make an intelligent, enjoyable 'big bug' film."
‑ Widgett Walls, Needcoffee.com
"While a visual treat, Mimic is exactly that, a film which mimics other styles and plot elements. In this case Alien and David Cronenberg's The Fly and Videodrome."
‑ R. L. Shaffer, IGN DVD
"Preposterous, yes, but a lot of fun."
‑ Michael Dequina, TheMovieReport.com
"Del Toro consegue criar alguns bons momentos de tensão e o filme conta com um design de produção bastante acima da média para exemplares do gênero. Ainda assim, a história óbvia, típica de uma produção B, resulta em um longa descartável."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"It looks scary, but it doesn't feel scary. The elements are in place, but they're too familiar. Surprise is gone."
‑ Jeffrey Westhoff, Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
"Del Toro proves that he doesn't just have a way with the poetic stuff: He can construct a nail-biter with the best of them."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, Film Journal International
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