Willard (1971)

In this horror film, the young, disturbed Willard Stiles befriends a pair of rats and trains them to brutally attack human beings. When his boss steps over the line, Willard sicks his deadly horde of flesh-eating rats on him. However,… More

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Rated: PG
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Genre: Horror
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Critic Score: 63% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat

One of those movies that every horror buff needs to see.

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Clint Morris

A killer classic with teeth!

James Sanford
James Sanford on Film

The most terrifying thing about the movie is the sight of Ernest Borgnine strutting around in skin-tight red polyester pants; even an army of swarming rats is easier to look at than that.

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Chris Alexander

Mann's original is one of those great '70s genre movies that is a good movie FIRST and whose horror creeps slowly and organically out of the narrative and character arcs.

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Staci Layne Wilson

It's a cult classic with claws.

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Rob Gonsalves

Really little more than a crudely directed revenge thriller.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Any movie with Ernest Borgnine eaten by rats isn't all bad.

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Flixster Audience Score: 40% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
If you read the rats as a metaphor for a misfit's innermost dark impulses (like Psycho with rodents), then you will find more to enjoy in this trashy,… More
Cindy I
For some reason I've always had a thing for Bruce Davison. No idea why. That's probably why I liked this movie years ago. Don't even know if I… More
Alex roy
Willard is an interesting horror tale about a social misfit who has a hard time and his only friends are rats. This is an eerie little horror yarn that is quite… More
Moe E
Bruce Davison (of X-Men fame) befriends a cute, white rat he names, Socrates, and an intelligent, brown rat named, Ben. They have great fun together until...
Aj V
A pretty good cast, but the movie isn't very scary at all, in fact it's kind of funny at times. I liked it anyway.