WILLARD (2003) 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… 2003-03-14 PG-13 PT100M Horror Mystery and Thriller Crispin Glover Laura Elena Harring Jackie Burroughs R. Lee Ermey Kristen Cloke David Parker New Line Cinema
Movie Review

WILLARD (2003)

MPAA Rating: PG-13
EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Mar 14, 2003; Rated: PG-13; Length: 100 Minutes; Genres: Horror, Mystery and Thriller; With: Crispin Glover and Laura Elena Harring; Distributor: New Line Cinema

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.

Originally posted Mar 28, 2003 Published in issue #702 Mar 28, 2003 Order article reprints