The Garbage Pail Kids Movie
The Garbage Pail Kids Movie (1987)

An antique collector and his assistant discover a strange garbage can from outer space and accidentally unleash a slew of disgusting creatures known as the Garbage Pail Kids. This comic fantasy, which was pulled from circulation after… More

Rated: PG
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Release Date: January 1, 1987
DVD Release Date: July 12, 2005
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Nathan Rabin
AV Club

Ill-considered kids.

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TV Guide

A stunningly inept and totally reprehensible film.

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Scott Weinberg

You wouldn't expect high art from a title like this, but HOO BOY what a stinker. (OK, the puppet-work is pretty cool.)

Caryn James
New York Times

The Garbage Pail Kids Movie is enough to make you believe in strict and faraway boarding schools.

Clint Morris

Geez, that stench is unbearable!

John Urbancich
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Real rubbish!

Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

It's a terrible, terrible movie, but one that oddly warrants at least one viewing for the masochistic and morbidly curious.

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Eric Henderson
Slant Magazine

Indisputably bargain-basement aside from the casting of Mackenzie Astin.

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Luke Y. Thompson
New Times

Truth in titling here, folks. But I give them one star just for even trying to tackle this concept cinematically.

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Flixster Audience Score: 27% Flixster User Reviews
Jim Careter
The Garbage Pail Kids is without a doubt the #1 worst film ever made in history. It isn't a comedy, or a fun movie, I am not kidding you my friend owns… More
Wahida K
It doesn't get any grosser than this!
Aj V
The most amazingly stupid, gross, ridiculous kids movie I've ever seen, I think. Almost so bad it's good, but then it fell back to bad again towards… More
Megan S
Yup, it was terrible. I never watched this when I was a kid but I figured I needed to see it just once considering I was a Garbage Pail Kid for Halloween… More
Conner Rainwater
I was expecting this to be trashy and sort've in the same reign as Toxic Avenger, but it is a complete failure. It's not funny, just really disgusting… More
Luke Baldock
In terms of nostalgia and being confusingly terrible, this film can be a delight to watch. The characters are gross, in movie terms, they don't even begin… More