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Critters, an amusing horror comedy directed byStephen Herek, is the story of a family menaced by eight basketball sized creatures from outer space who arrive at their Kansas farm in search of food. Helen Brown (Dee Wallace Stone) and Brad (Scott Grimes), owners of the farm find themselves held hostage as the creatures roll, jump and bounce around during the night. They are pursued by a pair of inept, intergalactic bounty hunters, Charlie (Don Keith Opper) and Johnny (Terrence Mann) who can shape-shift at will and are packing weapons capable of taking care of any creature they encounter. The… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 57%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A variety of modest but well-executed special effects enlivens the otherwise run-of-the-mill effort about carnivorous aliens terrorizing a farm. The farm wins."
‑ Douglas Pratt, DVDLaser
"a fun "gremling-inspired" movie"
‑ Stefan Birgir Stefansson,
"Entirely enjoyable B-level sci-fi throwback."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
"Black balls that kill... what more can be said?"
‑ Michael Ferraro, Film Threat
"Not a bad little Gremlins' rip-off."
‑ Alex Sandell, Juicy Cerebellum
""Gremlins on Acid" - as wacky as it is wicked, loads of fun"
‑ Clint Morris, Moviehole
"Critters as a franchise has nothing on the Nightmare on Elm Street films, but it's proven popular enough with Gen X-ers who forward "You know you're a child of the '80s if..." emails to all their office mates."
‑ Eric Henderson, Slant Magazine
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