The Food of the Gods
The Food of the Gods (1976)

Based on a novel by H. G. Wells, a group of bloodthirsty, oversized creatures (including rats, chickens, wasps, and worms) have taken over a remote island after ingesting a mysterious growth known as "Food of the Gods." It is up… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: September 11, 2007
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Critic Score: 25% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Dustin Putman
TheBluFile.com

A flagrant disregard for animals' rights—all for the purposes of a schlocky B-movie—gives "The Food of the Gods" a nasty, unclean stench that steals away whatever fun there is to be had.

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David Thomas
Filmcritic.com

without even a hint of irony, fun, thrills, imagination, or anything else approaching entertainment

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Not content with having made a mess of this earlier, Gordon tries again.

John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

Back in her glory days at Warner Bros., Ida Lupino never could have imagined that a movie role would require her to wring her hands, bug her eyes and make this fervent prayer: 'I won't never sin again, never. Only don't let no rat eat us, please, God!'

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Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

When it comes to making bad giant-animals-attack movies, nobody touches Bert.

Widgett Walls
Needcoffee.com

Mosquitos that can puncture a man's entire head. How can you go wrong with that, I ask you.

Steve Crum
Video-Reviewmaster.com

Schlocky, schlocky sci-fi/horror, circa 1976. And it stars Marjoe Gortner. Say more?

Staci Layne Wilson
StaciWilson.com

Yummy schlock cinema!

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Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com

Giant animal silliness.

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Flixster Audience Score: 28% Flixster User Reviews
Tim Salmons
Quite possibly one of the worst films I've ever seen, of any genre. Not even in a 'so bad it's good' way. It's just bad. Just… More
Ken Stachnik
All I have to say is someone is attacked by a giant chicken