MimicA team of scientists genetically create an insect that stops the spread of a deadly disease, only to find three years later that something has gone terribly wrong! Now, the insects are out to destroy their only predator, mankind.
Critic Reviews of "Mimic"
USA TodayJanuary 01, 2000
A dark, dank and derivative horror ride only an Orkin man could truly love.
Ozus' World Movie ReviewsApril 26, 2017
A dark story that entertains with artistic moments until it fizzles as it becomes derivative of those standard sci-fi horror Big Bug films from the fifties.
Seanax.comMay 19, 2012
It comes off smarter and creepier than I recall the original, less about scares than a sustained atmosphere of eerie unease and skittery threats.
Creative LoafingMay 08, 2012
Viewers will be forgiven for wanting to rush next door and douse their neighbor with RAID.
IGN DVDJanuary 29, 2012
While a visual treat, Mimic is exactly that, a film which mimics other styles and plot elements. In this case Alien and David Cronenberg's The Fly and Videodrome.
Combustible CelluloidSeptember 30, 2011
It's clear now that Del Toro's favorite themes and symbols were already in place, with the vast underground setting, machinery, and man's interference in the supernatural order of things -- not to mention a talent for pure terror.
Dread CentralSeptember 24, 2011
Mimic: The Director's Cut on Blu-ray is a true gift for fans.
TheMovieReport.comFebruary 14, 2009
Preposterous, yes, but a lot of fun.
eFilmCritic.comJuly 18, 2008
Fairly lame bug horror. Not del Toro's best, to put it mildly.
KPBS.orgJuly 10, 2008
Del Toro does not make Tyler a symbol of science gone out of control or of science for greed, instead he makes her a scientist who in doing good has created a monster and has to live with that guilt.
Cinema em CenaMarch 07, 2007
Del Toro consegue criar alguns bons momentos de tensão e o filme conta com um design de produção bastante acima da média para exemplares do gênero. Ainda assim, a história óbvia, típica de uma produção B, resulta em um longa descartável.
Kalamazoo GazetteJuly 29, 2002
a real creepfest, directed for maximum chilliness
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Actors of "Mimic"
Mira SorvinoBirth date: 28 September 1967, New York City, New York, USADescription: Mira Katherine Sorvino was born on September 28, 1967 in Manhattan. She is the daughter of Lorraine Davis, an actress turned drama therapist, and veteran character actor Paul Sorvino. Her father's family were Italian immigrants. The young Sorvino was intelligent, an avid reader and an exceptional scholar. Her father discouraged her from becoming an actor, as he knew how the industry often chews up young stars. She attended Harvard, majoring in Chinese, graduating magna cum laude in 1989, largely on the strength of her thesis, a Hoopes Prize-winning thesis on racial conflict in China, written and researched during the year spent in Beijing, which helped her fluency in Mandarin Chinese.However, she showed interest in a career in acting from an early age, and moved to New York City to try her hand in the City's film industry, waitressing, auditioning and working at the Tribeca production company of Robert De Niro. She succeeded in getting a little television work in the early 1990s, but got her first film job in the independent gangster movie Amongst Friends (1993), on which she worked her way up the ladder behind the camera to eventually associate-produce the film, and, more importantly, was eventually cast as the female lead. The indie production was well-received, and Sorvino's performance attracted enough buzz to get her cast in two more movies, one a more prominent indie, Barcelona (1994), the other her first Hollywood feature, Quiz Show (1994), and her skillful performances brought her yet more attention.An exceptionally poised and articulate young woman, she may have seemed inappropriate to play a crazy hooker, but Woody Allen took the chance, and her magnificent performance as the female lead in his Mighty Aphrodite (1995) proved her range as a performer and earned her an Oscar (at the tender age of 29) for Best Supporting Actress. Since winning the Oscar, Sorvino has continued to take a wide range of roles, including another stretch as Marilyn Monroe in Norma Jean & Marilyn (1996), co-starring with another very intelligent and skilled young actress, Ashley Judd. Forays into action and horror, such as Mimic (1997) and The Replacement Killers (1998) show that Sorvino is not above being playful in the film roles she chooses.However, what forever cemented her role in popular culture was her performance as charmingly silly California beach girl Romy White in Romy and Michele's High School Reunion (1997), in which she and co-star Lisa Kudrow utter one hilarious absurdity after another.Mira Sorvino married Christopher Backus on June 11, 2004, and the couple have four children.
Jeremy NorthamBirth date: 1 December 1961, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, UKDescription: Jeremy Philip Northam was born in Cambridge, England to parents John and Rachel, both university professors. John Northam is best known for his translations of Henrik Ibsen. The family moved to Bristol, in 1972, where Jeremy attended Bristol Grammar School. Jeremy graduated from Bedford College, University of London, in 1984 with a bachelor of arts degree in English Literature. After graduation, he attended the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and worked his way through regional theater to the London stage. Northam was the recipient of the prestigious Laurence Olivier Award - the British equivalent of the Tony - for outstanding newcomer, for his 1990 performance as "Edward Voysey", the moral pivot of the Royal National Theatre revival of the 1905 play, "The Voysey Inheritance". In 1994, he made his American film debut in the thriller, The Net (1995), with Sandra Bullock, followed by his beloved portrayal of "Mr. Knightley" in Miramax's Emma (1996), starring opposite Gwyneth Paltrow. Northam has continued to thrill his audiences with his many acclaimed performances, which include big budget productions, smart, independent projects and even television and audio books.
Alexander GoodwinBirth date: 29 December 1987, New York City, New York, USADescription: Alexander Goodwin was born on December 29, 1987 in New York City, New York, USA. He is an actor, known for Mimic (1997), Nobody's Fool (1994) and Box of Moon Light (1996).
Giancarlo GianniniBirth date: 1 August 1942, La Spezia, Liguria, ItalyDescription: Giancarlo Giannini is an Oscar-nominated Italian actor, director and multilingual dubber who made an international reputation for his leading roles in Italian films as well as for his mastery of a variety of languages and dialects.He was born August 1, 1942, in La Spezia, Italy. For ten years young Giannini lived and studied in Naples, earning his degree in electronics. At the age of 18 he enrolled in the Academy of Dramatic Art D'Amico in Rome, making his stage acting debut there. His credits included performances in contemporary Italian plays, as well, as in Italian productions of William Shakespeare's plays "Romeo and Juliet" and "A Midsummer's Night Dream". In 1965 he made his debut on television starring as David Copperfield in the TV mini-series made by RAI, the Italian national TV company. He made his big-screen debut in Libido (1965), a Freudian psychological thriller. Since 1966 he has been in a successful collaboration with the legendary Italian director Lina Wertmüller, who made several award-winning films with Giannini as a male lead. He appears as peasant Tonino who prepares to assassinate dictator Benito Mussolini in Film d'amore e d'anarchia, ovvero 'stamattina alle 10 in via dei Fiori nella nota casa di tolleranza...' (1973), as a sailor in the irony-laden comedy Travolti da un insolito destino nell'azzurro mare d'agosto (1974) and as a survivor of a concentration camp in the Oscar-nominated Pasqualino Settebellezze (1975). He also starred as a Jewish musician arrested by the Nazis in Rainer Werner Fassbinder's masterpiece Lili Marleen (1981).Giannini also made a reputation for dubbing international stars in films released on the Italian market, such as Jack Nicholson, Al Pacino, Michael Douglas, Dustin Hoffman, Gérard Depardieu and Ian McKellen, among others. He received a compliment from Stanley Kubrick for his dubbing of Nicholson in The Shining (1980). Giannini's fluency in English and his mastery of dialects has brought him a number of supporting roles in Hollywood productions, such as A Walk in the Clouds (1995), Hannibal (2001), Darkness (2002) and Man on Fire (2004), among many others. He appears as Rene Mathis in the 21st James Bond film Casino Royale (2006), and reprises the role in the sequel, Quantum of Solace (2008).
Charles S. DuttonBirth date: 30 January 1951, Baltimore, Maryland, USADescription: Charles S. Dutton was born on January 30, 1951 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA as Charles Stanley Dutton. He is an actor and producer, known for Alien³ (1992), Gothika (2003) and Roc (1991). He was previously married to Debbi Morgan.
Josh BrolinBirth date: 12 February 1968, Santa Monica, California, USADescription: Rugged features and a natural charm have worked for Josh Brolin, the son of actor James Brolin. He has recently seen a massive surge in his career, finding well-known roles such as a policeman, a hunter, and the President of the United States.Brolin was born February 12, 1968 in Santa Monica, California, to Jane Cameron (Agee), a Texas-born wildlife activist, and James Brolin. Josh was initially against the lifestyle of the entertainment business, in light of his parents' divorce, and both of them being actors. However, during junior year in high school, he took an acting class to see what it was like and played Stanley in "A Streetcar Named Desire" and became hooked. His first major screen role was as the older brother in the film The Goonies (1985), based on a story by Steven Spielberg. He then immediately moved on to work on television, taking roles on such series as Private Eye (1988) and The Young Riders (1989). "Private Eye" was a chance for Brolin to play a detective. "The Young Riders" was set just before the Civil War, and was co-directed by Brolin's father, James Brolin.After The Young Riders (1989), Brolin moved back to the big screen, with mediocre success. He played a supporting role in The Road Killers (1994), but the film was not a success. He followed up with the crime film Gang in Blue (1996), the romantic film Bed of Roses (1996), the thriller film Nightwatch (1997), and appeared with his father in My Brother's War (1997). However, nothing truly stuck out, especially not the box office flop The Mod Squad (1999). The 2000s initially brought no significant change in Brolin's career. He appeared in the independent film Slow Burn (2000), the sci-if thriller Hollow Man (2000) and starred on the television series Mister Sterling (2003). In 2004, he married actress Diane Lane and are still together.It was not until 2007 that Brolin received much acclaim for his films. He took a supporting role in the Quentin Tarantino-written Grindhouse (2007) which was a two-part film accounting two horror stories. He also played two policemen that year: corrupt officer Nick Trupo in the crime epic American Gangster (2007), and an honest police chief in the emotional drama In the Valley of Elah (2007) which starred Tommy Lee Jones and was directed by Paul Haggis. However, it was his involvement in No Country for Old Men (2007) that truly pushed him into the limelight. The film, directed by the Coen brothers, was about a man (Brolin) who finds a satchel containing two million dollars in cash. He is pursued by an unstoppable assassin (Javier Bardem, who won an Oscar for his work) and his friend, a local sheriff (Tommy Lee Jones). The film won four Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Director.Brolin found high-profile work the next year, being cast as Supervisor Dan White in the film Milk (2008). His performance as the weak and bitter politician earned him an Oscar nomination, and Brolin received more praise for his fascinating portrayal of George W. Bush in the Oliver Stone film W. (2008). Despite the mediocre success of W. (2008), he was recognized as the best part of the film, and Milk (2008) was another triumph, critically and commercially.Brolin then acted in the smaller comedy Women in Trouble (2009) before landing a number of large roles in 2010. The first of these was the film based on the comic book figure Jonah Hex (2010). The film was a box office flop and critically panned, but Brolin also forged a second collaboration with legendary director Oliver Stone for Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010). Brolin played a large role alongside such young stars as Carey Mulligan and Shia LaBeouf, and older thespians such as Michael Douglas, Eli Wallach, and Frank Langella. Brolin's character was Bretton James, a top banker in the film, and also the film's chief antagonist. Brolin also appeared in Woody Allen's London-based film You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger (2010) and a second collaboration with the Coen Brothers, which was a remake of True Grit (1969).Despite his earlier mediocre success and fame, Brolin has maintained a choosiness in his films and, recently, these choices have paid off profoundly. Hopefully, he continues this streak of good fortune that his talents have finally given him.
Alix KoromzayBirth date: 22 April 1969, Washington, District of Columbia, USADescription: Alix Koromzay was born on April 22, 1969 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA as Alexandra Elizabeth Koromzay. She is an actress, known for The Haunting (1999), Kindergarten Cop (1990) and Mimic (1997).
F. Murray AbrahamBirth date: 24 October 1939, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USADescription: F. Murray Abraham was born on October 24, 1939 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and raised in El Paso, Texas. Primarily a stage actor, Abraham made his screen debut as an usher in the George C. Scott comedy They Might Be Giants (1971). By the mid-1970s, Murray had steady employment as an actor, doing commercials and voice-over work. He can be seen as one of the undercover police officers along with Al Pacino in Sidney Lumet's Serpico (1973), and in television roles including the villain in one third-season episode of Kojak (1973). His film work of those years also included the roles of a cabdriver in The Prisoner of Second Avenue (1975), a mechanic in The Sunshine Boys (1975), and a police officer in All the President's Men (1976).Beyond these small roles, Abraham continued to do commercials and voice-over work for income. But in 1978, he decided to give them up. Frustrated with the lack of substantial roles, Abraham said, "No one was taking my acting seriously. I figured if I didn't do it, then I'd have no right to the dreams I've always had". His wife, Kate Hannan, went to work as an assistant and Abraham became a "house husband". He described, "I cooked and cleaned and took care of the kids. It was very rough on my macho idea of life. But it was the best thing that ever happened to me". Abraham appeared as drug dealer Omar Suárez alongside Pacino again in the gangster film Scarface (1983). He also gained visibility voicing a talking bunch of grapes in a series of television commercials for Fruit of the Loom underwear.In 1985 he was honored with as Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for the acclaimed role of envious composer Antonio Salieri in Amadeus (1984), an award for which Tom Hulce, playing Mozart in that movie, had also been nominated. He was also honored with a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama, among other awards, and his role in the film, is still considered to be his most iconic as the film's director Milos Forman inspired the work of the role with Abraham's wide range of qualities as a great stage and film actor.After Amadeus, he next appeared in Der Name der Rose (1986), in which he played Bernardo Gui, nemesis to Sean Connery's William of Baskerville. In the DVD audio commentary, his director on the film, Jean-Jacques Annaud, described Abraham as an "egomaniac" on the set, who considered himself more important than Sean Connery, since Connery did not have an Oscar. That said, the film was a critical success. Abraham had tired of appearing as villains and wanted to return to his background in comedy, as he also explained to People Weekly magazine in an interview he gave at the time of its release.
James CostaBirth date: 24 October 1939, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USADescription: James Costa is an actor, known for L.I.E. (2001), Mimic (1997) and Joe the King (1999).
Javon BarnwellBirth date: 24 October 1939, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USADescription: Javon Barnwell is an actor, known for Mimic (1997).
Norman ReedusBirth date: 6 January 1969, Hollywood, Florida, USADescription: Norman Reedus was born in Hollywood, Florida, to Marianne (Yarber), a teacher, and Norman Reedus. He is of Italian (from his paternal grandmother), English, Scottish, and Irish descent.Norman's first film was in Guillermo del Toro's 1997 horror thriller Mimic (1997), where he played the character Jeremy. He has also played roles in the films "Floating", Six Ways to Sunday (1997), Deuces Wild (2002), Blade II (2002), "Gossip", 8MM (1999), American Gangster (2007), Hero Wanted (2008) and Moscow Chill. In 2005 he had a bit-part in Christian Alvart's Antikörper (2005) as a German policeman. In 2008 he starred in _Red Canyon_.Norman is perhaps best known for playing the role of Murphy MacManus in the 1999 movie The Boondock Saints (1999) opposite Sean Patrick Flanery and Willem Dafoe. He also starred opposite Flanery in the 2009 sequel The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day (2009). He appeared at the 2012 Comic-Con in San Diego.As of 2010 he stars as Daryl Dixon in the AMC television series The Walking Dead (2010). The character was not originally in the comic book series of the same name, but was created specifically for Reedus after his audition for the character of Merle Dixon. The Walking Dead comic creator Robert Kirkman has stated he feels "absolutely blessed [Reedus] has honored the show with his presence, and the way he has come in and taken over that role and defined Daryl Dixon. A lot of Norman's portrayal of the character in the first season inspired all the writers to do what we did with him in the second season. We love writing him and end up doing cool stuff with him."
Pak-Kwong HoBirth date: 6 January 1969, Hollywood, Florida, USADescription: Pak-Kwong Ho is known for his work on Mimic (1997), Ginger Snaps (2000) and The Corruptor (1999).
Glenn BangBirth date: 6 January 1969, Hollywood, Florida, USADescription: Glenn Bang is most notably recognized for his eclectic adventures outside of the acting world as much as he is unrecognized for what he has done within it.Prior to his first radio broadcast on CKLC Kingston which led to regular voice personalities on CBC's Hartefeld Saskatchewan, Sunday Morning and BBC's Huck Finn as well as appearing in over a hundred television commercials... from 1979 to 1984 he was both a member of the Canadian Peace Games and Can Am soccer teams as well as being a nationally ranked Junior tennis player.In 1988 he founded The Actors Network Television and Film Studio and served as Studio Director for 22 years overseeing three studio locations, opening The Parquet Theatre Company and serving as executive council for the Toronto Association of Acting Studios.Related side excursions led him to writing, directing and producing the Chow Lee's Angels web series and directing theatre productions of The Last Date and Who Shot Springer? Unrelated excursions led to a 9-2 MMA record in Central America and the opening of several well known martini lounges in North America and eventually the most recognizable nightclub in Guanacaste Costa Rica.Glenn's current primary address is in Los Angeles with residences in Canada and Costa Rica. Accordingly, his numerous film and television appearances portray characters who are as varied in fiction as he is in non fiction.
Margaret MaBirth date: 6 January 1969, Hollywood, Florida, USADescription: Margaret Ma is an actress, known for American Psycho (2000), Mimic (1997) and M. Butterfly (1993).
Warna FisherBirth date: 6 January 1969, Hollywood, Florida, USADescription: Warna Fisher is an actress, known for Mimic (1997).
Alan ArgueBirth date: 6 January 1969, Hollywood, Florida, USADescription: Alan Argue is an actor, known for Mimic (1997), City of Shadows (1987) and War of the Worlds (1988).
Charles HayterBirth date: 1928, Lancashire, England, UKDescription: Charles Hayter was born in 1928 in Lancashire, England as Charles Leslie Hayter. He is an actor, known for Mimic (1997), Blood & Donuts (1995) and Sleep Lab (2009).
Julian RichingsBirth date: 8 September 1955, Hampstead, London, England, UKDescription: Julian Richings was born in Oxford, England, and has become a familiar figure to Canadian cinema and television audiences, appearing in over 50 films and 20 separate television series.After training in drama at the University of Exeter and touring North America with a British stage production, Mr. Richings moved to Toronto, Canada in 1984. Within five years, he had become a regular on the second season of the Canadian War of the Worlds (1988) TV series. Other roles followed, and he gained critical acclaim as the bitter, aging punk rock legend Bucky Haight in Bruce McDonald's mock-documentary Hard Core Logo (1996). His appearance in Vincenzo Natali's Cube (1997) was brief, but definitely memorable. In 2000, Mr. Richings appeared as Francis Bellanger, an itinerant railroad worker who falls in love with a prostitute (played by Shirley Henderson), in The Claim (2000), and the role earned him a Genie Award nomination for best supporting actor. His performance as the nearly-blind security guard Otto in Stephen King's Kingdom Hospital (2004) was considered especially impressive by many critics. A busy stage actor as well, Mr. Richings was presented with two Dora Awards in the late 1980s and continues to perform professionally in the Toronto area. He tends to appear in small, experimental theaters and has been known to work for free if he thinks the material is interesting enough. In addition to acting, Mr. Richings has taught seminars and classes on acting and on movement for actors in the Toronto area for nearly twenty years. Mr. Richings is married and has two children. He resides with his family in Toronto.
James KidnieBirth date: 8 September 1955, Hampstead, London, England, UKDescription: James Kidnie is an actor, known for Upside Down (2012), Mimic (1997) and The Crush (1993).
Eve EnglishBirth date: 8 September 1955, Hampstead, London, England, UKDescription: Eve English is an actress, known for Mimic (1997), Repo! The Genetic Opera (2008) and Deadly Voltage (2016).
Bill LasovichBirth date: 8 September 1955, Hampstead, London, England, UKDescription: Bill Lasovich is an actor, known for Mimic (1997) and Heaven Before I Die (1997).
Doug JonesBirth date: 24 May 1960, Indianapolis, Indiana, USADescription: The youngest of four brothers, Doug Jones was born on May 24, 1960 in Indianapolis, Indiana, and grew up in the city's Northeastside. After attending Bishop Chatard High School, he headed off to Ball State University, where he graduated in 1982 with a Bachelor's degree in Telecommunications, with a minor in Theatre.He learned mime at school, joining a troupe and doing the whole white-face thing, and has also worked as a contortionist.After a hitch in theater in Indiana, he moved to Los Angeles in 1985, and has not been out of work since - he's acted in over 25 films, many television series (Including the award-winning Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997), his episode 'Hush' garnered two Emmy nominations) and over 90 commercials and music videos with the likes of Madonna and Marilyn Manson.Although known mostly for his work under prosthetics, he has also performed as 'himself' in such highly-rated films as Adaptation. (2002) with Nicolas Cage and indie projects such as Phil Donlon's A Series of Small Things (2005).But it is his sensitive and elegant performance as 'Abe Sapien' in Hellboy (2004), which stormed to the top of the U.S. box office in the spring of 2004, that has brought him an even higher profile and much praise from audiences and critics alike.Doug is married and lives in California.
Directors of "Mimic"
Guillermo del ToroBirth date: 9 October 1964, Guadalajara, Jalisco, MexicoDescription: Guillermo del Toro was born October 9, 1964 in Guadalajara Jalisco, Mexico. Raised by his Catholic grandmother, del Toro developed an interest in f...
Creators of "Mimic"
Donald A. WollheimBirth date: 1 October 1914, New York City, New York, USADescription: false
Matthew RobbinsBirth date: 15 July 1945, USADescription: Matthew Robbins was born in New York City and went to the Johns Hopkins University, where he received a BA degree in Romance Languages. Shortly aft...