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as Cliff Kirtland
as Bill Hatfield
as Beth Garrison
as Eve Garrison
as Joe Greer
as Henry Gray
as Mrs. Gray
as Fireman Covered with Rats
Critic Reviews for Ben
Ben also talks in his new movie. It's hard to understand what he says, however, because all he does is squeak in various octaves.
A terrible follow-up with an insufferable protagonist.
Ben is more successful [than predecessor Willard], due to sticking to a Them-style monster narrative and actually having some rather atmospheric moments of tension, thus being more effective as a horror movie.
A really odd mix of killer rat flick and Disney-esque kiddie movie. Too weird to utterly dismiss.
Audience Reviews for Ben
If there is something more discomforting than Willard befriending rats is seeing a sweet sick kid developing a touching relationship with his little friend Ben the disgusting intelligent rat, which is what makes this trashy B movie creepier than the first movie, especially with that song.
This is supposed to be a creepy movie, but it's more funny than creepy. Plus, I really felt for the poor little boy who had no friends, it made Ben not seem as threatening as people think he is in the movie. When the police get involved in the end, it's also pretty funny. I had mixed feelings on this movie, but it was okay.
I haven't seen this movie in at least 20 years. But I still remember the evil man-killer rat!
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