Critters (1986)

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… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: April 11, 1986
DVD Release Date: August 5, 2003
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Critic Score: 53% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Barbara Shulgasser
Common Sense Media

Low-budget '80s horror-comedy has violence, cursing.

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Clint Morris

"Gremlins on Acid" - as wacky as it is wicked, loads of fun

Eric Henderson
Slant Magazine

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.

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Douglas Pratt

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.

Stefan Birgir Stefansson

a fun "gremling-inspired" movie

Scott Weinberg

Entirely enjoyable B-level sci-fi throwback.

Michael Ferraro
Film Threat

Black balls that kill... what more can be said?

Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum

Not a bad little Gremlins' rip-off.

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Flixster Audience Score: 44% Flixster User Reviews
Tyler Robertson
Critters involves weird, small, and somewhat humurous creatures from outer space landing in Kansas and terrorizing a family in thier farm. This movie has been… More
Lee ?
Juvenille but ocassionally amusing and fun. Doesn't beat Gremlins though.
Aj V
Some may be reminded of Gremlins hearing about this movie, but it is very different. The back story is more fantastical for example, and the critters do not… More
Tim Salmons
Wonderfully zany little horror romp that would go on to pump out 3 sequels.
Alex roy
Interesting horror comedy from director Stephen Herek following alien like fury creatures who feed on anything and create havoc in the process. a well made… More
Phil Hubbs
Classic horror comedy I saw when I was a mere kiddie :) can't remember how I saw it but the fantastic original hand drawn VHS cover may have had something… More

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