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Critters 2 - The Main Course (1988)


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Critters 2: The Main Course is the sequel to the highly enjoyable horror comedy Critters. The people of the Kansas town first menaced by the little, furry creatures find that they are not yet safe as they are again assaulted when the creatures reproduce. Charlie (Don Opper) is joined by Lee (Roxanne Kernohan) as all join forces to save the town. The special effects, particularly the ""critters" are again, superb, but the direction by Mick Garris is less self-assured than in the original feature.


Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Comedy

David Twohy, Mick Garris

Aug 5, 2003

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

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All Critics (13) | Top Critics (5) | Fresh (3) | Rotten (6) | DVD (8)

If Critters was a sorry replay of Gremlins, then Main Course anticipates in many ways the barn-burning Gremlins 2: The New Batch.

August 15, 2003 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine
Slant Magazine

Probably the worst of the Critters series (and that's saying something).

July 16, 2003
Juicy Cerebellum

Just as good as its predecessor ... which was actually a pretty good time!

July 26, 2002

Almost as good as the first film, it's alone worth seeing for the return of Terrence Mann as the funniest intergalactic bounty hunter in the history of cinema.

July 25, 2002
Matinee Magazine

Audience Reviews for Critters 2 - The Main Course

Definitely not as good as the first movie, of course, but I thought it was humorous and fun. It is still more gory than Gremlins, which is good, I liked that part. The story isn't the best, but it didn't feel like it needed to be anyways. It's enjoyable.
February 21, 2013

Super Reviewer

Second entry in the Critters franchise a fun, entertaining sequel. Picking up where the first left off, Critters 2 is a good follow up to the first film. The film is an enjoyable sequel, and considering that this film is a sequel, it succeeds where most sequels fail, capturing the essence of the original film. I would say that Critters 2 is on par with the original. Fans of the first film will surely enjoy this film, as it keeps everything that made the first one good and throws it a few new ideas in the mix. What you get is a film that builds on what made the first one terrific and makes it just as entertaining and fun.If you've enjoyed the first film, then you're most likely going to enjoy this film. A terrific comedy horror film thats very entertaining from start to finish. As far as horror sequels are concerned, Critters 2 does a great job at building on the success of the first and being just as entertaining as the first. The film is a must see for fans of the series, but unfortunately is also the last good Critters sequel, after this entry, the Critters films started going downhill. An entertaining and fun sequel to a memorable horror comedy.
August 4, 2011
Jeff "The Dude" Lebowski

Super Reviewer

More of the same really but on a bigger scale with the action moving to a small town rather than the nearby farm house. A bunch of familiar faces from the first movie return to do battle with the Critters once more. Slightly better than the first I thought.
May 23, 2011
Lee ?

Super Reviewer

The sequel!!! its bigger, better and even today a really good horror comedy :)
This is everything the original was but simply with more of everything that made the first good, the gore is upped to the max with loads of silly, bloody moments that make you laugh and wince haha plenty of critter attacks and chewed up human remains hehe
There are many decent touches in this film that really makes it better than the first, which is unusual for a low budget B-movie. The cast is mainly the same which keeps good continuity, the bounty hunters are back and we see alittle of their backstory and life off earth as bounty hunters, alittle insight into intergalactic law and other alien life which is nice. We get a nice story arc, surprise death of a main character, some really nice effects that hold up well today, some good amusing moments, funny critter deaths in various silly ways and as said plenty more blood n eating.

Its basically a rerun of the first but with everything pumped up and all good sequels should be, more along the lines of 'Gremlins' this one, popcorntastic!!
July 30, 2010

Super Reviewer

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