“The Exterminator” does none of those things. It is essentially just a sadistic exercise in moronic violence, supported by a laughable plot. The "exterminator" of the movie’s title (Robert Ginty) has his life saved in Vietnam by a black man (Steve James), who becomes his closest friend. Critic Reviews for The Exterminator All Critics (10) | Top Critics (4) | Fresh (3) | Rotten (7) | DVD (3) Glickenhaus has enough skill to generate intense kinetic excitement out of trumped-up pretexts. The movie’s not action packed but it has a nice deliberate pace to it. I thought it was a solid job of spreading the screen time between the different faction of characters. Finally what stops this movie of making it to the “classic” category is the ending. Jul 21, 1980 · The Exterminator R | 1h 39min | Action , Crime , Drama | 19 September 1980 (USA) A man’s best friend is killed on the streets of New York City. The Exterminator stands as one of histories most cold-blooded releases from a time when violence wasn’t as accessible as it is now on the big screen. A definite part of movie collectors library, you should own this gem in its now-high definition version. Guarantee the perfect movie night with tickets from Fandango. Find theater showtimes, watch trailers, read reviews and buy movie tickets in advance. The Exterminator Blu-Ray Review by Cult Movie Fan | Reviews , Synapse | The Film – During the Vietnam war, Vietcong forces ambush an American squad days before a planned attack. Amazon.com: the exterminator movie.