Gremlins Reviews

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December 5, 2014
Whilst many may turn this away spouting that it's an over-the-top satire, 'Gremlins' is nonetheless a classic that combines horror, comedy and Christmas spirit to create a much-loved and unique black comedy. Despite it's tough competition up against 'Ghostbusters' during the same year, 'Gremlins' still went on to be named a pop cult classic (with a hint of Spielberg). A film that takes the Christmas milieu of 'It's a Wonderful Life' and splatters it with carnage and anarchic comedy, those who don't appreciate 'Gremlins' for the satirical masterpiece it is, clearly don't have a sense of humour.
½ October 9, 2009
Delightful film thanks to Joe Dante's direction & brilliant special-effects, that while a little dated, still hold up thanks to the obvious care put into them. Gizmo will still have kids & adults wanting a mawgli (still haven't got one from Santa), while the Gremlins manage to be both charming & scary at the same time (and quite frankly, show more personality than the human actors in the film). After "Die Hard", this is my second favorite Christmas movie.
December 2, 2012
+ fun Christmas chaos
- a tad aged, though it is decidedly sci-fi
December 4, 2014
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½ November 28, 2014
Just don't watch it after midnight!
November 28, 2014
Daddy gets a gift in China OR Chinatown). Its for Christmas. for his son.

He got the son a Gremlin. The son was given a rules. One of which was NO Bright Lights, NO WATER. Well as it happens, Gremlin or Gizmo as its named. or Chinese Mugwai. So adorable and fluffy. The sounds. Just melting me constantly. heheeh.

There were a group of gremlins, that were evil and caused havoc with the town.

Few faults to point out. Horror and Christmas?????

When Mugwai was accidentally in water, he multiplied. But how did they turn evil???

SO overall, Mugwai so adorable like a FUrby. Bit too guey for my likeing
October 25, 2013
Even though Gremlins effects are definitely dated to todays trained CGI eyes, but the type of humor and ambition director Joe Dante put into giving these puppets life creates a nostalgic atmosphere where these type of movies flourished on mostly practical effects and make up much like Poltergeist, Ghostbusters, Beetlejuice, and list goes on. The brand of humor appealed to me and the subtlety of some of the other humor made me smile more than the lol moments. "Hey! Your not Rockin'Ricky fans!" The highlight of this hilarious creature feature however has to be the initial Mogwai, Gizmo. Though not much more hi-tech than a late 1990s Ferbie, Gizmo's charm rubs off harder than any CGI concoction that would undoubtedly be put in the puppets place if it was made today. Any qualms I have goes into the occasional failing site gag or the fact that none of the humans including ridiculously sexy Phoebe Cates are particularly interesting. This year marks the films 30th anniversary, so do the world a favor and pick Gremlins and Ghostbusters up, light a fire and enjoy these films before CGI wipes out the charm in the years that follow.
November 5, 2014
A classic starter horror/comedy. And effects hold up as pretty amazing even today. 7.6/10
November 3, 2014
One of the earliest horror comedies is hilarious and a popcorn flick for the whole family.
½ December 31, 2013
Gremlins is not an amazing movie, but certainly not a bad one. What really made this movie work for me was the borderline PG-13 material in a seemingly childish film. I love seeing children's films that aren't afraid to scare you a little and give you nightmares. The other big thing that made this a pretty solid film were the practical effects. They look ten times better than any CGI creature you'd find in a movie today. If want to watch Saw or A Nightmare on Elm Street this Halloween and you need to get rid of your kids, throw on Gremlins.
½ February 3, 2014
Cute for sure. Not a superb storyline but it kept my interest. So cute but yet so ugly.
October 13, 2014
It's a classic for a reason, this is a pretty creative comedy horror for its time. The creature effects was done effectively and the story was decent.
October 13, 2014
This and GREMLINS 2 were favorites of mine growing up as a young kid. Upon further review of this one as an adult I find it to be too coy and cute with too many cliches to regurgitate but it also helped bring back dark humor into the horror genre (as well as ushering in the PG13 rating). It's not a great movie but if you want to watch something with younger children it's a fantastic movie to watch for them and also for nostalgia's sake on your end.
½ October 11, 2014
Emotional, frightening and so cool at the same time, Gremlins is the kind of film created by the heart that you won't almost find anywhere today. A pure show to watch it on the Sitges Festival of 2014, where the scene at the cinema arrives at hilarious peaks nobody would ever expect. A masterpiece of comedy, familiar Christmas story, and also a horror, fantastic movie you will never forget.
½ October 8, 2014
Gizmo is a timeless in this children's horror film
October 2, 2014
One of the best horror films for kids. It has some legitimate scares for them, some slick practical effects, and plenty of cheese.
March 12, 2008
W: 0. I would have taken a machete to the little things. The movie could have been shorter that way.
September 16, 2014
Joe Dante's Gremlins is a fun mix of energetic black comedy and social satire.
½ September 20, 2007
Best. Christmas. Movie. Ever.

*Drops Mic*
September 9, 2014
Gremlins is an amazing movie thanks to the Gremlins, but that everything meets horror with science fiction, and has a touch of comedy, but also the visual work of Gremlins, good dirrecion, good script is evaluated.
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