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Gremlins Reviews

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Rob Vaux

Dante thrives in the spaces between comfort and terror: that mischievous place where you're never quite sure if the monsters are kidding or not.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: A-

June 10, 2014
Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
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A wildly original roller-coaster ride of hilarious mischief.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

December 6, 2013
Peter Travers
People Magazine

Here's the season's most delicious and unexpected surprise. Despite the horror-flick title, Gremlins is a movie of wicked wit and startling invention, and it has a heart that's at least a match for the special effects.

Full Review Source: People Magazine

December 6, 2013
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor

Think of A Christmas Carol visited by The Birds. Think of The Muppet Movie run amok. Imagine a berserk film editor splicing It's a Wonderful Life to Invasion of the Body Snatchers, with quoting from Snow White and a nod to The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor

December 6, 2013
Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
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A horror-comedy about cute little Christmas toy/pets who turn into murderous monsters wreaking havoc on a Norman Rockwellian town.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 3.5/4

December 4, 2013
Philip French
Observer [UK]

This postmodern, endlessly referential, utterly ruthless film is an ingenious, delightfully scary fairytale horror flick ...

Full Review Source: Observer [UK]

December 9, 2012
John Ferguson
Radio Times

Phoebe Cates's admirably straight-faced Christmas speech should be compulsory viewing during the festive season.

Full Review Source: Radio Times | Original Score: 4/5

December 7, 2012
Glenn Heath Jr.
Little White Lies

Brilliantly potent social critique of Reagan-era fear-mongering and consumerism.

Full Review Source: Little White Lies | Original Score: 4/5

December 6, 2012
Ben Rawson-Jones
Digital Spy

An enchanting yet savagely funny movie, Gremlins belongs alongside Ghostbusters as an enduring mainstream masterpiece from the summer of 1984. Just don't watch it after midnight.

Full Review Source: Digital Spy | Original Score: 5/5

December 6, 2012
Robbie Collin
Daily Telegraph

The 1984 creature feature in which a Capra-esque idyll is besieged by ravening beasties.

Full Review Source: Daily Telegraph | Original Score: 4/5

December 6, 2012

Director Joe Dante tells a simple story with anarchic spirit, rabid humour and painstaking puppetry to delightfully messy effect.

Full Review Source: The Skinny | Original Score: 5/5

December 6, 2012
Neil Smith
Total Film

A subversive parable on the dangers of irresponsible pet care that doubles as an antidote to small-town Americana and Yuletide sentimentality.

Full Review Source: Total Film | Original Score: 4/5

November 27, 2012
Eric D. Snider

I don't find the movie the least bit scary or horrific anymore, but I do think it's entertaining.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: B+

July 6, 2012
R. L. Shaffer

Gremlins hosts the perfect blend of Capraesque Christmas spirit, humorously tainted by stinging horror and hilarious offbeat comedy.

Full Review Source: IGN DVD | Original Score: 9/10

May 22, 2012
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

It certainly displays a nasty streak, although that's not one of its problems.

Full Review Source: Creative Loafing | Original Score: 2.5/4

May 8, 2012
Randy White
Common Sense Media

A comic horror movie classic.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 5/5

January 2, 2011
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A wholesome Christmas family flick that veers over to the dark side.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: A-

September 24, 2010
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

There's a mischievous playfulness about Gremlins, and that's its most endearing quality, but I found it grating on me early on and soon turning to mean-spiritedness.

Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis | Original Score: 6/10

December 8, 2009
Rory L. Aronsky
Screen It!

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Full Review Source: Screen It! | Original Score: 9/10

October 14, 2008
Jennie Kermode
Eye for Film

It appealed enormously to its target audience because it's just the kind of violence kids would like to get away with if they had no consciences nor fear of adults at all.

Full Review Source: Eye for Film | Original Score: 3.5/5

December 24, 2007
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