75

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Wonderfully deranged.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Jonathan Curiel
A silly, snarling romp -- a fun (if you're in the mood for it), sometimes scary look at the life of a socially awkward man whose best friend is a white rodent he names Socrates.
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75

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Morgan never reaches the heights the film probably would have hit if had been directed by Tim Burton, whose style is frequently evoked -- especially Shirley Walker's playful score, which seems channeled directly from Burton's frequent collaborator Danny Elfman.
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75

Chicago Tribune

This faithful resurrection of the original "Willard," a twisted gem in its own right, also is funny.
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The new version is actually better. It's still a fairly ham-handed revenge-of-the-nerd horror fable, but you don't go to a movie like Willard for subtlety. You go to be skeeved out by rats, rats, and more rats, and I'm tempted to say that Willard does a fairly rat-tastic job of it.
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Want your skin to crawl? This one's for you.
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63

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Glover, wearing his close-cropped hair in a pompadour and striking beady-eyed, furrow-browed poses that scare the hair off a tarantula, makes it as much fun as a rat revenge movie can be.
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63

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
There is real wit in Glover's performance. And wit, too, in R. Lee Ermey's performance as the boss, which draws heavily on Ermey's real-life experience as a drill sergeant.
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50

USA Today

By Mike Clark
The movie isn't without style, but the material can't remotely sustain 100 minutes.
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20

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Everything that was modest, soundly grounded and therefore horrifying about the 1971 rodentarama that starred Bruce Davison is now insistent, Grand-Guignol-intense and therefore shrug-offable when it isn't downright awful.
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61 out of 100
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