The Giant Gila Monster
The Giant Gila Monster (1959)

A huge gila monster is on the loose. He feeds on forest vegetation before wrecking a train and a rock & roll dance party.

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: August 13, 2002
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Critic Score: 22% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Rob Humanick
Suite101.com

The desolate desert imagery combined with Jack Marshall's creepy score make for a sporadically transfixing experience.

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Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

Cheesy effects, slimy monster.

James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

this is the kind of movie where simple continuity between day and night proves to be a problem

James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page

Has a real-life lizard (looking as disinterested as hell!) harassing scale models . . .

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Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

made on a shoestring budget and it shows; bad blend of teenagers, rock music and silly lizard on patently faked sets.

Mark Bourne
DVDJournal.com

Camp value is provided by a truckload of 1950s B-movie cliches and dreadful song breaks -- "The Gila Monster Crawl" among other "rock & roll hits" -- by its lead, Don Sullivan, who through this movie rose from nothing to complete obscurity.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

An essential bad movie.

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Flixster Audience Score: 22% Flixster User Reviews
Bruce Bruce
From the Blood Soaked Cinema Collection (12 Video's from Brentwood Home Video). As a monster movie, this is far from the best, but as a look at life in… More
Robert C
Yet another ridiculous "mutant creature" from the atomic age of horror. Painfully cheesy at times, but kinda fun if you aren't expecting… More
Christopher Heim
Incredibly dull creature feature from the 50's.
Neum Daddy
It was without horkles. It was without swordsweppers. It was without bamblers, dabfraddlers, and pleeglopters. It was even without the glirthiest,… More
AJ Verser
Another giant monster movie, nothing special, I didn't like this movie at all.
Anthony Valletta
Okay, I'm not into the so bad, its good genre, but this one cracked me up. Ridiculous dialog, hilarious "special effects". It has it all.