The Swarm

Irwin Allen's doomsday epic pits an all-star cast against a North American invasion of killer bees.
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  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 35 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Released: December 2, 2014
  • Originally Released: 1978
  • Label: Warner Archive Collection (MOD)

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Total Count: 19


User Ratings: 4,126
Rating: 2/10 -- Quite unbelievably terrible, just campy enough to be fun-bad instead of merely bad-bad. Full Review
Antagony & Ecstasy
Dec 4, 2016
Rating: 3/5 -- Hammy action yarn with an entertaining performance from Michael Caine. Full Review
Empire Magazine
May 25, 2015
Rating: 5/10 -- The script's most potentially inspired element, that survivors may have a sort of psychic link with the bees, remains unfortunately unexploited. Full Review
Nov 9, 2018
Hugely entertaining in all the ways it isn't meant to be. Full Review
May 25, 2015
The end result is indifference and boredom. [Full Review in Spanish] Full Review
El Pais (Spain)
Aug 1, 2019
Rating: 1/5 -- A B movie in every sense of the term. Full Review
TV Guide
May 25, 2015
Rating: C -- The all-star cast, mostly consisting of has-been actors, deliver dialogue so bad it can kill. Full Review
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Mar 4, 2015

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While investigating the bee-sting deaths of Air Force personnel at a missile base near Houston, Texas, an entomologist realizes that the dreaded African killer bees -- long expected by scientists -- have arrived in the United States. The hallucination-inducing bees derail a commuter train and destroy a nuclear power plant, killing hundreds of people as scientists race against the clock to develop an antitoxin to stop the devastation of the swarm. Based on the novel by Arthur Herzog.


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  • UPC: 888574092191
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