Willard (2003)

Willard is a social misfit who is made fun of by his co-workers. When he is squeezed out of the company started by his deceased father, his only friends become a couple of rats he's been raising at home. However, when one of the rats is… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: March 14, 2003
DVD Release Date: October 7, 2003
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Critic Score: 64% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: In this creepy story of a man and his rodents, Glover seems born to play the oddball title character.

Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

[Y]ou got a real opportunity here to do something really funny -- because Crispin Glover is really fun -- and something scary, but the rats, I guess, aren't up to the task.

Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star

The movie keeps it close, clammy and simple, the better to focus on what is unquestionably this little thriller's strongest point: The tragic love between a boy and his rodent.

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Kevin Carr
Fat Guys at the Movies

Crispin Glover should be nominated for an Oscar

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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice

In a culture clogged with appropriated effluvia and remake cop-outs, Willard is wittier and nastier than we deserve.

Jonathan Curiel
San Francisco Chronicle

A silly, snarling romp.

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Steve Newton
Georgia Straight

The vengeance-driven plot creeps along at a snail's pace, and all the teeth-gnashing and cheek-quivering in the world-courtesy of Glover's demented Willard Stiles-cannot save the day.

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James Berardinelli

This new incarnation of Willard emphasizes one thing: no matter how bad the original was, it didn't need to be remade.

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Gene Seymour

What elevates this nouveau Willard above similar restorations of used pulp is the way it sustains the original's queasy menace while applying neatly stylized layers of grit and wit.

Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Terrifying and violent horror movie. Rats -- EWW.

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Flixster Audience Score: 51% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
The remake of the 1971 film Willard starring Crispin Glover in the titular role as a social misfit who only has rats for friends is one of those remakes that is… More
Jason Spencer
An ok remake. Crispin Glover makes the movie and without him it would have been pretty bad. But I like to watch this guy work and this seems like a movie that… More
MisterYoda ?
three stars
Wahida K
From small things... comes great power.
Drew Smith
Probably only works as a horror if you're scared of rats. I don't find them particularly menacing, even as a squirming, darkly-lit, devouring mass.… More
Dan Schultz
A creepy, atmospheric film that only succeeds partially due to a nastily brilliant performance from Crispin Glover. It's definitely interesting when it… More