Overall Rank: 10924
Average Rating: 2.3/4
# of Ratings: 52
Theatrical Release Date: 04/11/1986
Genre: Action, Comedy
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Stephen Herek
Actors: Dee Wallace, M. Emmet Walsh, Billy Zane, Billy Green Bush, Scott Grimes, Ethan Phillips
Plot: Strange fuzzy critters from outer space terrorize a small mid-west town. Alien bounty hunters follow them to earth to kill them, but also raise havoc. -- Josh C
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Yojimbo - wrote on 05/26/2012
A gang of ravenous space creatures land in rural Kansas pursued by a pair of bounty hunters disguised as a pop star and the town's own soused conspiracy nut. Critters is a pretty shameless rip off of cult horror-comedy Gremlins which was released two years earlier. It has neither the wit nor the invention of John Landis' film but it is a cheap and cheerful B-movie that's amusingly dated in a way that's peculiar to the 1980's. All the usual sight gags, gory deaths and kitsch special effects that you'd expect are all present and correct and here's little more to it than that, but the performances are likeable, the tone suitably jokey and it's brief enough to not outstay its welcome. Trash it may be, but at least it's mildly amusing trash.
Chris Kavan - wrote on 01/09/2012
Yeah, this is pretty much a Gremlins knock-off - much cheesier and bit more violent if I recall. Still, for 80s horror, you could do much worse. I seem to recall there were sequels, but I probably wouldn't bother with any of them.
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