- 1h 40m
Life has become one big trap for 32-year-old Willard Stiles. Haunted by the ghost of his dead father, psychologically suffocated by his mother and ridiculed by his co-workers, Willard makes an eerie discovery: he shares a powerful bond with the rats that dwell in his basement. Suddenly, Willard has friends -- hundreds of them! But a storm is brewing, and when tragedy strikes, an unstoppable tide of hungry, merciless rats rampage, seeking vengeance for their friend Willard. Starring Crispin Glover ("Back to the Future," "Charlie's Angels"), Golden Globe-nominee R. Lee Ermey ("Seven," "Full Metal Jacket"), Laura Elena Harring ("Mulholland Dr.," "The Punisher"), and Jackie Burroughs ("Heavy Metal," "Lost and Delirious").
Rotten Tomatoes® Score
Critics Consensus: In this creepy story of a man and his rodents, Glover seems born to play the oddball title character.
June 21, 2017
Ebert & Roeper
[Y]ou got a real opportunity here to do something really funny -- because Crispin Glover is really...
June 17, 2017
In a culture clogged with appropriated effluvia and remake cop-outs, Willard is wittier and nastie...
June 17, 2017
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Common Sense Says
Terrifying and violent horror movie. Rats -- EWW.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this is a horror movie with real horror, including some scary shocks, some very tense and suspenseful moments, and some very grisly images. Characters are in peril and some are killed.
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- Genre:Thriller, Horror, Drama
- Release Date:March 14, 2003
- Audio Format:5.1
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