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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 films like Them!, It Came From Outer Space, Tarantula, and The Monolith Monsters. Kevin Bacon and Fred Ward are the stars, a pair of small-town handymen living in a small desert community, who stumble upon several difficult-to-explain phenomena, including a couple of people who've died under extremely strange (and, in one instance, very grisly)… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 84%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"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."
‑ Vincent Canby, New York Times
"A nineties schlock spectacular..."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"A 90's comedy-horror film with 50's B-movie panache"
‑ Brian Mckay,
"Pleasantly regressive big monster flick."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Horror/comedies often tread too far to one side or the other of that fine line; Tremors walks it like a tightrope."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"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.""
‑ Richard Harrington, Washington Post
"a fun b-movie flicka"
‑ Stefan Birgir Stefansson,
"Campy fun if you're ready for it"
‑ Karina Montgomery, Cinerina
"The pinnacle of recent B-monster movies. It's what Eight Legged Freaks wants to grow up to be."
‑ Widgett Walls,
"This is what a monster movie is supposed to be like, and it's terrific."
‑ Geoff Andrew, Time Out
"I think there should be a lot more movies like Tremors out there, and no I don't mean more sequels."
‑ Scott Weinberg, FEARnet
"A flawless B-movie about giant, underground worm creatures"
‑ Jon Niccum, Lawrence Journal-World
"A high-end horror film, very clever, funny and scary."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, San Francisco Examiner
"The blueprint for how to do projects like this right: care about your material, but don't lose your sense of humor."
‑ Rob Vaux, Flipside Movie Emporium
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