The Relic
The Relic (1997)

At Chicago's Field Museum, a box with some odd green leaves from Brazil is found; along with it is an ordinary beetle that flies off. Soon afterwards, victims with holes chewed in their heads begin turning up, and giant insects… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: April 20, 1999
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Critic Score
31%
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User Score
34%



Critic Score: 31% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Emanuel Levy
Variety

Though based on an original and respected novel, Hyams' horror thriller comes across as a pastiche of the genre's conventions as evident in major pictures of the past two decades, such as Jaws and the first two Alien films.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

The story comes from a million other movies (mainly Jaws and Alien), and it's completely and totally predictable.

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Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

Gory as heck, but still well-crafted monster movie fun.

Susan Wloszczyna
USA Today

Gore seekers need only to know the body count is high and the scares are cheap as director Peter Hyams shares his beast's repellent disregard for human life.

Scott Weinberg
FEARnet

A slick, witty, and unexpectedly effective little genre throwback.

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Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum

Monster runs through museum. Audience gets bored.

Steve Newton
Georgia Straight

No doubt the bill for Energizers alone took up a big chunk of this gory clunker's $48-million budget.

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Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily

A terrific monster movie with an edge. A bloody good time.

Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com

Miller turns every scene that requires the slightest display of emotion into an overblown Oscar clip, complete with piercing wails and glycerine tears.

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Flixster Audience Score: 34% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
Peter Hyams The Relic is a pulse pounding, horrifying and highly engrossing monster movie that takes the best elements of the genre and sets them in the most… More
Film Crazy
this is probably the worst movie ive seen in ages, preictable, boring and a stupidly unbelieveable storyline! this movie seriously isnt worth the watch!
Anthony Lawrie
The Relic is an above-average popcorn horror film. It's by no means a great film but it's good fun and very easy to watch. I remember 1997 being The… More
Jens S.
Very decent monster horror thriller that makes the best of its rather silly premise and takes it to a really atmospheric museum exhibition. That's highly… More
Ken Stachnik
The aboslute, complete, middle of the road, starring that chick you cast when you can't get Renee Russo
Dean McKenna
Two thumbs up for a cool mythical beast prowls among the exhibits in this sci-fi/thriller film. Would I call it's an <i>Alien</i> in a museum.… More