Of Unknown Origin
Of Unknown Origin (1983)

When a banking executive tries to outsmart an enormous and seriously pesky rat, it is a case of a battle of wits between two unarmed opponents in this tedious rodent horror treatise on the multiple dangers of rats. Bert Hughes (Peter… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: August 5, 2003
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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

It's ultimately clear that Of Unknown Origin might've worked as a half hour short yet is simply unable to sustain an 88 minute running time...

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Scott Weinberg

Pretty typical tale of how rats will occasionally go nuts and start devouring humans. Peter Weller brings some gravity to the ratty affair.

Blake Davis
KFOR Channel 4 News

An intelligent overlooked horror film about writer's block.

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Ken Stachnik
It's Peter Weller vs a Rat in what's basically an urban Moby Dick.
Dr Blood  
It's "Moby Dick" but with a rat instead of a whale. It is also not scary at all. I'm not saying that you won't enjoy it but it… More