Tremors (1990)

Tremors is actually two movies in one. On its own terms, it's an enjoyable modern sci-fi horror-thriller, with good pacing and a sense of humor; but it's also a loving tribute to such 1950s low-budget desert-based sci-fi-horror… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: April 28, 1998
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Critic Score: 85% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: An affectionate throwback to 1950s creature features, Tremors reinvigorates its genre tropes with a finely balanced combination of horror and humor.

Variety Staff

Tremors has a few clever twists but ultimately can't decide what it wants to be - flat-out funny, which it's not, or a scarefest.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

More than anything else, it looks like the sort of movie that might have been put together so that tourists visiting Universal Studios could see a movie being made.

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Scott Weinberg

I think there should be a lot more movies like Tremors out there, and no I don't mean more sequels.

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James Berardinelli

Horror/comedies often tread too far to one side or the other of that fine line; Tremors walks it like a tightrope.

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Richard Harrington
Washington Post

A delightful throwback to such '50s and '60s films as "Them," "The Deadly Mantis" and "Attacks" of both "The Giant Leeches" and "The Crab Monsters."

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

A nineties schlock spectacular...

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

This is what a monster movie is supposed to be like, and it's terrific.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The monster pic manages to be funny and clever, and deservedly has become a cult classic.

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Stefan Birgir Stefansson

a fun b-movie flicka

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Flixster Audience Score: 74% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
Big fun B-movie as underground monsters terrorize a small desert town. Thick with good ole boy charm and whimsy its simply just plain great for families as… More
Jens S.
This B-movie about underground killer worms takes the children's play time idea of "don't touch the ground" and simply has fun with it. What… More
Red Lats
I like science fiction, but this movie is just too simplistic for me.
Spencer S.
Strangely entertaining for its content and cast of characters, "Tremors" is beyond definition for a number of reasons. Trying to shoehorn this film… More
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KJ Proulx
Unlike most great B-movies, "Tremors" knows how to mix great fun with touching and relatable moments. The characters are very sarcastic when they talk… More