Ben (1972)

As a sequel to Willard, this strange film tells of the friendship between an ill boy and a highly intelligent rat, Ben--who happens to be the leader of a 4,000 member killer rat pack. Yes, that hit song from Michael Jackson is from this… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: June 23, 1972
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Critic Score: 67% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
John Higgins

Ben is more successful [than predecessor Willard], due to sticking to a Them-style monster narrative and actually having some rather atmospheric moments of tension, thus being more effective as a horror movie.

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Scott Weinberg

One of the "better" rat attack flicks, if that's a worthwhile distinction.

Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat

Ben is to Willard what Aliens is to Alien.

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Luke Y. Thompson
New Times

A really odd mix of killer rat flick and Disney-esque kiddie movie. Too weird to utterly dismiss.

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Carlos Magalh„es
If there is something more discomforting than Willard befriending rats is seeing a sweet sick kid developing a touching relationship with his little friend Ben… More
Aj V
This is supposed to be a creepy movie, but it's more funny than creepy. Plus, I really felt for the poor little boy who had no friends, it made Ben not… More
Sergio Garcia
I haven't seen this movie in at least 20 years. But I still remember the evil man-killer rat!