Grabbers (2013)

On Erin Island, an idyllic fishing village off the coast of Ireland, charming but somewhat work-shy Ciaran O'Shea, is tasked with greeting Lisa Nolan, a straight-laced young officer who has arrived from the mainland. Not that there is… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: November 11, 2013
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Critic Score: 72% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

Off to the pub!

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Dennis Harvey

A polished, watchable genre entertainment that nonetheless lacks the inspired dialogue and situations needed to make a memorable impression.

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Chris Sawin

Grabbers combines horror and comedy into one extremely satisfying octopus-like baby that results in some of the most fun you'll have with any film this year.

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Ian Buckwalter

Wright checks off the expected genre boxes with the gleeful mischief of a gremlin trashing a plane engine.

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Scott Weinberg

A group of Irish villagers have to stay drunk to keep alcohol-fearing alien monsters at bay. Yup.

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Matt Donato
We Got This Covered

Out of all the bad decisions you've drunkenly made, one viewing of Grabbers makes up for the lot of them. With or without beer goggles, Jon Wright's film is equally entertaining - and without any regrets the following morning!

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Sam Adams
AV Club

The tough thing about genre hybrids is that they have to fulfill both genres, and Grabbers only nails one of them.

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Marc Mohan

Recommended only for those peering through the thickest of beer goggles.

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Jessica Kiang
The Playlist

Perfect fodder for a late-night audience, UK/Irish co-production Grabbers, directed by Jon Wright, is a fun ride, and while it doesn't reinvent the "Tremors" and Slither modern-b-movie wheel, it adds a few neat touches to that formula.

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Flixster Audience Score: 51% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
Monster films are a blast to watch. Watching a creature create havoc on-screen is always thoroughly entertaining. However, add the comedic element to the story,… More
Luke Baldock
Grabbers is a delightful one joke film, but luckily that one joke has legs, unlike the legless cast. Grabbers sees alien squids turn on an Irish island.… More
Spencer S.
This little Irish indie darling is actually surprisingly good, given its lower budget, Syfy level cover art, and love of the grotesque. The closest comparison I… More
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mark conroy
We all know that various film genres tend to recycle the same story lines. And that definitely seems to be true for "Creature Features": A small… More