• Released
  • August 22, 1997
  • R , 1 hr 45 min
  • Horror
    Suspense/Thriller
  • 1 Fan Rating
Synopsis: Married scientists (Mira Sorvino, Jeremy Northam) battle killer cockroaches.

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90

Newsweek

Mimic is undoubtedly the best mutant-cockroach horror thriller ever made. Even granting that there hasn't been much competition, this is...
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
But Mimic is superior to most of its cousins, and has been stylishly directed by Guillermo Del Toro, whose visual sense adds a certain...
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83

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
A stylish B horror movie about giant insects in the catacombs of Manhattan, it's by turns queasy, gross, terrifying, and -- never...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
In Mimic, director Guillermo Del Toro has created a dark, grotesque world that's hard to look at, and impossible to stop looking at.
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70

Chicago Reader

By Lisa Alspector
Even the melodramatic score can't ruin the essentially serious tenor of this old-style non-self-referential horror story, whose...
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63

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
In fact, the title of this motion picture is quite apt -- Mimic does an excellent job of imitating not only Aliens, but several other...
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60

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
Creepy, beautifully designed horror yarn about mutant roaches that delivers both artfully eerie atmosphere and some boffo shocks.
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50

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
The adventure is well-acted by Mira Sorvino and Giancarlo Giannini, among others, and imaginatively directed by Guillermo Del Toro, who...
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50

Austin Chronicle

By Marc Savlov
For all its Del Toro touches (Goodwin as a young autistic boy kidnapped by the bugs), Mimic is a surprisingly hollow thriller.
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25

San Francisco Examiner

By Barbara Shulgasser
If there is a reason anyone would voluntarily agree to make this movie it probably dwells somewhere in a realm only accessible to the...
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Rated R | For Violence, Terror and Language