By Owen Gleiberman
Updated March 17, 2020 at 02:55 AM EDT
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As Willard Stiles, a moistly quivering loser who makes friends with the rats in his basement because they’re the only creatures around who don’t threaten his self-esteem, Crispin Glover builds each scene to an elegant crescendo of fear and loathing and operatic hysteria. The new version, like the 1971 hit, is a fairly ham-handed horror fable, but you don’t go to a movie like this one for subtlety. You go to be skeeved out by rats, rats, and more rats, and Willard does a fairly rat-tastic job of it.

Willard (Movie - 2003)

type
  • Movie
genre
mpaa
  • PG-13
runtime
  • 100 minutes
director
  • Glen Morgan

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