Sting

critic Reviews

, 65% Fresh Tomatometer Score
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    Bill GoodykoontzArizona Republic
    All in all, “Sting” is … fine.
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    Dais JohnstonInverse
    It’s a paint-by-numbers creature feature, but it goes over the lines in a distracting way.
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    David EhrlichindieWire
    There's decent fun to be had in this crafty and contained Aussie skin-crawler, but Sting is a bit too small for its massive alien spider to maneuver itself in unexpected ways.
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    Robert KojderFlickering Myth
    An unforgivably dull film, even with its tonal confusion

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    Andrew WyattThe Take-Up
    Sting is a 100% by-the-numbers creature feature, but it's executed with enough gooey aplomb to be worth 90 minutes of a horror fan's time.
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    Chase HutchinsonCollider
    There are a few high highs scattered throughout the film, but there are just as many low lows where you’re left wondering why we’re spending so much time building up to the best parts that we already saw in the beginning.
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    Travis HopsonPunch Drunk Critics
    Sting is lacking in truly imaginative horror setpieces that could set it apart.
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    Grant HermannsScreen Rant
    Kiah Roache-Turner's Sting is an energetic, modern update on the classic creature feature genre that mostly overcomes some of its familiarity.


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    Josh BellThe Inlander (Spokane, WA)
    Roache-Turner has clearly seen a lot of horror movies, but the references in Sting just remind viewers that they could be watching one of those superior classics instead.
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    Frank SwietekOne Guy's Opinion
    In a long line of giant spider movies, this Australian-made one, though far from the worst, might be called a lesser example of the species...but fans of the genre will probably find it moderately enjoyable.
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