Scott Brown
October 10, 2003 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Willard (Movie - 2003)

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
PG-13
runtime
100 minutes
Wide Release Date
03/14/03
performer
Crispin Glover, Laura Elena Harring, Jackie Burroughs, R. Lee Ermey, Kristen Cloke, David Parker
director
Glen Morgan
distributor
New Line Cinema
author
Glen Morgan, James Wong
genre
Mystery and Thriller, Horror

We gave it a B+

It’s one of those casting choices that beg only one question: Why didn’t someone think of this before? In Willard living waxwork Crispin Glover (”Back to the Future”) takes to the role of rat-loving loser Willard like a rat to rat-nip — by himself, he’s this remake’s raison d’etre. The movie’s pretty good too. Writer-director Glen Morgan (”The X-Files”) gleefully shuttles Willard between ”healthy” self-possession (represented by the diplomatic rat Socrates) and vengeful psychosis (Ben, a big critter with even bigger stage presence). EXTRAS If it’s a descent into madness you’re looking for, try Glover’s ”Ben” music video — with Glover’s commentary on.

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