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Year
1997
Runtime
105 min.
Director
Guillermo del Toro
Genres
Sci-Fi, Horror
Rating *
5.9
Votes *
31,863
Checks
3,043
Favs
54
Dislikes
83
Favs/checks
1.8% (1:56)
Favs/dislikes
1:2
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  1. karuss's avatar

    karuss

    A dingy and nasty smorgasbord of fairy tales and B-movie creature features with a Catholic preoccupation. Watch the Director's Cut. 10 years 5 months ago
  2. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    Is it me or is Mimic a case of Guillermo del Toro doing Sam Raimi? There's something about the film-making... For all the bad press it's gotten, it's not a bad creature feature. I thought the bugs would look terrible on account of 90s CGI or something, but no, it's mostly practical, and when they do use CG, it looks fine. It's still a thing of parts, with some stock characters (in prominent roles, unfortunately), and some quirky, interesting ones (in smaller parts, natch). The "mimic" theme pleasantly carries through beyond the bugs' modus operandi - how humans use it against them, the kid with the spoons. The New York underground is a fun playground for the action, giving this stalking horror flick a Die Hard vibe. But then there's the double climax that really doesn't work, even as a "last scare". It's not staged correctly and feels anti-climactic. Like I said, a thing of parts. But del Torro on his worse day is still a lot more interesting that most directors on a good one. I think Mimic may be worth a second look if you dismissed it back in the day. 1 year 7 months ago
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