Overall Rank: 9333
Average Rating: 2.3/4
# of Ratings: 142
Theatrical Release Date: 12/25/1998
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Robert Rodriguez
Actors: Jordana Brewster, Clea DuVall, Josh Hartnett, Elijah Wood, Salma Hayek, Famke Janssen
Plot: A typical high school full of typical cliques and characters - until the teachers and students start acting different - and a handful of students discover an alien parasite. Now all they have to do is find a way to stop it. -- Chris Kavan
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Matthew Brady - wrote on 02/07/2014
The story is about a typical high school full of typical cliques and characters - until the teachers and students start acting different - and a handful of students discover an alien parasite. Now all they have to do is find a way to stop it. This movie is scary and gross. Robert Rodriguez has a odd look to he's movies like go watch planet terror and the spy kids.
Snoogans - wrote on 10/11/2011
Not on the same level of say 'Body Snatchers', but still fun nonetheless. Once it gets going, it doesn't stop.
mitchellyoung - wrote on 03/27/2011
Hard to get behind this sci-fi film fully. The plot is a little far-fetched and the action a little dumbed down. The cast is full of young actors at the start of their careers and they are all very watchable, but the film never quite picks up enough steam to be fully horrific or interesting, as I think Rodriguez intended it to be.
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Yojimbo - wrote on 04/06/2012
Elijah Wood and the usual collection of high school stereotypes begin to suspect that the school is being taken over by aliens. Invasion of the Body Snatchers meets Buffy in one of Robert Rodriguez's early Hollywood projects. Unfortunately he obviously had not made his mark on the establishment yet and lacked the confidence to make this film his own; as a result it comes across as a very generic teen horror movie. It's not quite funny enough to be a comedy, nor scary enough to be horror, so it falls a little between two stools. The young cast are all decent (apart from Josh Hartnett's BIZARRE hairstyle!) and Robert Patrick is very good at the ordinary guy with an underlying sense of menace. Fans of Buffy will enjoy it as it's basically just like a feature length episode of the series; …
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