Mimic: Sentinel (2003)

R  |  Video  |   |  Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller  |  14 October 2003 (USA)
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A man enclosed in a plastic bubble, his sister, and their best friend must defend an apartment complex from the mutant Judas Breed insects.



(short story "Mimic"),
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Karl Geary ...
Marvin Montrose
Rosy Montrose
Tudorel Filimon ...
Birdman (as Filimon Tudorel)
Maria Oprescu ...
Ma Bell
Mircea Constantinescu ...
Mr. Pasture
Mircea Anca Jr. ...
Noah Pasture
Simone Montrose
Det. Gary Dumars
Ion Haiduc ...
Nicolae Constantin Tanase ...
Thug #1 (as Nicolae Constantin)
Female Victim #1
Marius Silviu Florentin ...
Thug #2


In a decaying neighborhood, asthmatic and allergic amateur photographer Marvin Montrose spends his days and nights confined in his room, snooping on his neighbors in the next building with his camera. When a boy disappears in the spot and then the local drug dealer Desmond, Marvin suspects a mysterious garbage man and his sister Rosy and her friend Carmen investigate. Meanwhile, Marvin witnesses the death of Detective Gary Dumars and a stranger on the street by two mutant Judas Breed insects and discloses that their prime suspect is the CDC Agent Kirchner. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Mimic 3  »

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Martial-arts actor Gary Daniels was up for the role of Detective Gary Dumars which was ultimately played by John Kapelos. See more »


[first lines]
Rosy: Marvin, you've gotta come see this shit.
Marvin: Did you get my pictures?
Rosy: Yeah. Um, but you've got to come outside. Me and Des found something.
Marvin: What is it?
Rosy: You'll see.
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Crazy Credits

A cockroach runs across the top of the green Dimension logo at the beginning of the film. See more »


Follows Mimic 2 (2001) See more »


You Can't Tell the Difference After Dark
Written by Maceo Pinkard
Performed by Alberta Hunter
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Astoundingly good direct-to-video second sequel...
16 November 2003 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

Two words describe this movie: astoundingly good. I watched this direct-to-video sequel expecting a cheesefest that would manage to be enjoyable in spite of itself (much like 'Mimic 2'). Instead, I was rewarded with a... well... I'm hesitant to call it "brilliant", but that's basically what it was. This sequel took the series in a direction I never would have expected and, on top of that, did it very tastefully. The characters were all very real and likeable, and there were no ridiculous heroics to be found (well, the conclusion is a bit suspect, but I'll allow it).

I won't bother trying to summarise the movie, as others have done a good job of that, but I did want to add my comments to the plus side on this one.

The rental clerk might look at you funny, but go out and get this gem anyway. You'll thank yourself 80 minutes later. And even if you don't like it... Hey, it's only 80 minutes!

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