MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 2,159 this week

King of the Ants (I) (2003)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Thriller  |  13 June 2003 (USA)
6.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.3/10 from 3,164 users  
Reviews: 69 user | 43 critic

A young drifter discovers his true calling when he's hired by a mobster to stalk and kill a prominent accountant, and then decides to seek revenge when the stingy thugs try to kill him rather than pay him.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay) (as Charles Higson) , (novel) (as Charles Higson)
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Instant Video

WATCH NOW
ON DISC

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 37 titles
created 09 Oct 2011
 
a list of 30 titles
created 10 Jul 2012
 
a list of 39 titles
created 23 Oct 2012
 
a list of 44 titles
created 27 Jun 2014
 
a list of 22 titles
created 9 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "King of the Ants" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: King of the Ants (2003)

King of the Ants (2003) on IMDb 6.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of King of the Ants.

User Polls

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Adventure | Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

John Canyon is one of the last independent space transport entrepreneurs. Rough times force him to carry suspicious cargo to Earth without questions being asked. During the flight the cargo... See full summary »

Director: Stuart Gordon
Stars: Tim Loane, Ian Beattie, Olwen Fouere
Castle Freak (Video 1995)
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A troubled couple and their blind daughter come to Italy to visit a 12th Century castle they've inherited. Soon they are plagued by unexplained noises, mysteriously broken objects, and the ... See full summary »

Director: Stuart Gordon
Stars: Jeffrey Combs, Barbara Crampton, Jonathan Fuller
Daughter of Darkness (TV Movie 1990)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

The Daughter of Darkness is an atmospheric, sub-hallucinogenic venture into the world of the unknown. The enigma facing the young woman is the identity of her father. Unfortunately for her ... See full summary »

Director: Stuart Gordon
Stars: Anthony Perkins, Mia Sara, Robert Reynolds
Dolls (1987)
Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A group of people stop by a mansion during a storm and discover two magical toy makers, and their haunted collection of dolls.

Director: Stuart Gordon
Stars: Ian Patrick Williams, Carolyn Purdy-Gordon, Carrie Lorraine
Robot Jox (1989)
Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

It is post-World War III. War is outlawed. In its place, are matches between large Robots called Robot Jox. These matches take place between two large superpowers over disputed territories.... See full summary »

Director: Stuart Gordon
Stars: Gary Graham, Anne-Marie Johnson, Paul Koslo
From Beyond (1986)
Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A group of scientists have developed the Resonator, a machine which allows whoever is within range to see beyond normal perceptible reality. But when the experiment succeeds, they are immediately attacked by terrible life forms.

Director: Stuart Gordon
Stars: Jeffrey Combs, Barbara Crampton, Ted Sorel
Fortress (1992)
Action | Crime | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A futuristic prison movie. Protagonist and wife are nabbed at a future US emigration point with an illegal baby during population control. The resulting prison experience is the subject of ... See full summary »

Director: Stuart Gordon
Stars: Christopher Lambert, Loryn Locklin, Kurtwood Smith
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The erotic novelist Taeko is writing a morbid story of a family destroyed by incest, murder and abuse. Her assistant, Yuji, sets on a mission to uncover the reality of this story, but the reality might be too much to bear.

Director: Shion Sono
Stars: Masumi Miyazaki, Issei Ishida, Rie Kuwana
Killer Love (2002)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

After researching a 15th century serial killer, a young woman uses her expertise to outwit a modern-day monster that is driven by the same desire for blood.

Director: Lloyd A. Simandl
Stars: Kari Wuhrer, Tereza Duchková, David O'Kelly
Taste I (2015)
Drama
Director: Stuart Gordon
Bleacher Bums (TV Movie 1979)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Director: Stuart Gordon
Stars: Roberta Custer, Richard Fire, Dennis Franz
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

Thanatomorphose is an hellenic word meaning the visible signs of an organism's decomposition caused by death. One day, a young and beautiful girl a wakes up and finds her flesh rotting.

Director: Éric Falardeau
Stars: Kayden Rose, Davyd Tousignant, Émile Beaudry
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Sean Crawley (as Chris L. McKenna)
...
Susan Gatley
...
Duke Wayne
...
Beckett
Lionel Mark Smith ...
Carl
...
George
...
...
Maureen (as Carissa Koutantzis)
Briana Beghi ...
Maureen's Daughter
...
Catlin Gatley
...
Tony
Antoine Joseph ...
Drooling Idiot
...
Meade Park
...
Gary (as Steven Heller)
Ken 'Bam Bam' Johnson Jr. ...
Apartment Kid
Edit

Storyline

The handyman Sean Crawler meets the electrician Duke Wayne while painting a house and they drink a couple of beers together and have a small talk. A couple of days later, Duke offers a job to Sean, and they meet the corrupt constructor Ray Matthews in a golf club. Ray proposes Sean to stalk the accountant from the City Hall Eric Gatley, who is investigating him, and report every movement of Eric to Ray. While chasing Eric, Sean sees his wife Susan and has a crush on her. When Ray offers US$ 13,000.00 to Sean to kill Eric, he accepts, but steals Ray's dossier before leaving the crime scene. However Sean is double-crossed by Ray and is brutally tortured by the real estate mobster and his men in a lonely ranch, but he does not tell where the file is. Sean succeeds in escaping, but severely wounded, he goes to the mission where Susan works and four weeks later he is healed. He tries to start a new life with Susan, but when she finds the documents and the truth about him, he plots a ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence and sexuality, nudity and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

13 June 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Asesino por naturaleza  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Referenced in The Benchwarmers (2006) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Really quite good
10 January 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Apart from some moments of shoddy photography, an ending that for me fell emotionally flat and Daniel Baldwin annoyingly chewing the scenery to pieces, I found myself quite liking King of the Ants. Not all the photography is bad, on the most part it does look good and the same goes with the rest of the production values. The dialogue at least engages thought, while the story is cleverly written with suspense, thrills and a truly shocking murder scene, not predictable and held my attention all the way through. The characters are the sorts that are extremely flawed but in the end you identify with them, the lead character especially. The direction is taut, while I was surprised at how good the acting was. Chris McKenna is likable in the lead role but it's George Wendt's funny and frightening performance that makes the strongest impression. Overall, while not perfect King of the Ants was really quite good. 7/10 Bethany Cox


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
This film is Awesome Melon2000
Stuart Gordon's latest DISAPPOINTMENT amennation756
Newcomer Chris McKenna theojai
See the trailer here hgunited
George Wendt biloxiron
Red Shirts Symbol FLASHfire451
Discuss King of the Ants (2003) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?