Mimic (1997)

While one would imagine that the average New Yorker would be used to dealing with bugs after years of apartment dwelling, a scientific experiment gone wrong results in an insect that even Raid can't handle in this sci-fi/horror… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: August 22, 1997
DVD Release Date: April 21, 1998
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Critic Score: 61% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Carol Buckland

Mimic will have entomophobes in the audience yearning to bug out, and scare-seekers squirming in their seats.

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Sean Axmaker

It comes off smarter and creepier than I recall the original, less about scares than a sustained atmosphere of eerie unease and skittery threats.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

It's clear now that Del Toro's favorite themes and symbols were already in place, with the vast underground setting, machinery, and man's interference in the supernatural order of things -- not to mention a talent for pure terror.

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Susan Wloszczyna
USA Today

A dark, dank and derivative horror ride only an Orkin man could truly love.

Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

Viewers will be forgiven for wanting to rush next door and douse their neighbor with RAID.

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Steve "Uncle Creepy" Barton
Dread Central

Mimic: The Director's Cut on Blu-ray is a true gift for fans.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A dark story that entertains with artistic moments until it fizzles as it becomes derivative of those standard sci-fi horror Big Bug films from the fifties.

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R. L. Shaffer

While a visual treat, Mimic is exactly that, a film which mimics other styles and plot elements. In this case Alien and David Cronenberg's The Fly and Videodrome.

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Michael Dequina

Preposterous, yes, but a lot of fun.

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Flixster Audience Score: 37% Flixster User Reviews
Aaron Neuwirth
Underrated sci-fi/horror movie with a neat concept, some fun creature effects and an all around neat gorey factor.
A.D. Villarreal
A so-so monster movie from director del Toro that surprisingly is not much better in it's director's cut incarnation. There's several more scenes… More
Alex roy
Mimic is a well executed Sci Fi horror film. I went into this one expecting something average, and what I got was a definite surprise. Although not a great film… More
Steven Carrier
I always seem to give Guillermo del Toro the benefit of the doubt, and I really should stop doing that. There comes a point when I have to realize, no matter… More
Josh Lewis
Before Mimic degenerated into a generic action picture during the final act, this is a creepy and effective creature feature that legitimately gave me the… More
Chris Weber
I've only seen this once, and I don't remember too much about it, but I remember that I really liked it. Since then, I've found out that this was… More

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