Joe Bob Briggs

Drive-In Movie Critic of Grapevine, TX

"The movie is about a young yuppie who is left alone in his condo. He gets into a continuing battle with The Rat From Hell.

"The rat shreds his condo--which he's lovingly redecorated himself--and his life.

"Damn thing even steals his blanket while he's in bed!
"But what makes the film special is that, as his life and home disintegrates, Weller's character goes from being a slimy yuppie dork on the make to an impressive, self-confident mensch--with a homemade battle suit that must be seen to be adored.

"The rat strips away the layers of smarm, and Weller finds a man underneath.
"The club Weller makes in his workshop is worth the price of admission all by itself.

"The special effects are nothing special, and the mandatory cheesecake scene with Tweed is but a brief distraction."

Copyright ©1996 Joe Bob Briggs (Distributed by NYT Special Features/Syndication Sales)

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