Of Unknown Origin
Of Unknown Origin (1983)

When a banking executive tries to outsmart an enormous and seriously pesky rat, it is a case of a battle of wits between two unarmed opponents in this tedious rodent horror treatise on the multiple dangers of rats. Bert Hughes (Peter… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: November 23, 1983
DVD Release Date: August 5, 2003
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Critic Score: 60% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Too close to home for the extreme rat phobia explored not to sink in as much as possible as scary stuff.

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Blake Davis
KFOR Channel 4 News

An intelligent overlooked horror film about writer's block.

David Nusair
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It's ultimately clear that Of Unknown Origin might've worked as a half hour short yet is simply unable to sustain an 88 minute running time...

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Scott Weinberg

Pretty typical tale of how rats will occasionally go nuts and start devouring humans. Peter Weller brings some gravity to the ratty affair.

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Flixster Audience Score: 41% Flixster User Reviews
Ken Stachnik
It's Peter Weller vs a Rat in what's basically an urban Moby Dick.