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: 59% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
John Higgins

Willard is a strange affair now, as it isn't really that horrifying and the pay-offs at the end are relatively tame. It struggles in what it is trying to be and indeed.

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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.

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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Flixster Audience Score: 38% 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.