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What's great about 1983's "Of Unknown Origin" is its simplicity. It's a story about a man's battle with the rat that's infiltrated his house, and rarely does the picture stray from the central conflict. It's a B-movie with slightly higher thematic aspirations, and director George P. Cosmatos keeps his eyes on the prize with the feature, which delivers a fair amount of thrills and grotesqueries, staying true to the domestic war as it escalates from something seemingly harmless to a full-body psychological breakdown. "Of Unknown Origin" doesn't contain many surprises, it retains speed, delivering an entertaining, intentionally repulsive viewing experience guided well by star Peter Weller (in his first lead role). Read the rest at 


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