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Grabbers Reviews

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Scott Weinberg
August 26, 2015
A group of Irish villagers have to stay drunk to keep alcohol-fearing alien monsters at bay. Yup.
Chris Sawin
August 2, 2013
Grabbers combines horror and comedy into one extremely satisfying octopus-like baby that results in some of the most fun you'll have with any film this year.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Top Critic
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
August 1, 2013
Off to the pub!
| Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
July 26, 2013
Wright checks off the expected genre boxes with the gleeful mischief of a gremlin trashing a plane engine.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Matt Donato
We Got This Covered
July 23, 2013
Out of all the bad decisions you've drunkenly made, one viewing of Grabbers makes up for the lot of them. With or without beer goggles, Jon Wright's film is equally entertaining - and without any regrets the following morning!
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Jessica Kiang
The Playlist
July 19, 2013
Perfect fodder for a late-night audience, UK/Irish co-production Grabbers, directed by Jon Wright, is a fun ride, and while it doesn't reinvent the "Tremors" and Slither modern-b-movie wheel, it adds a few neat touches to that formula.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Drew Hunt
Slant Magazine
July 16, 2013
Good, clean genre entertainment, the sort of harmless yet endearing brand of moviemaking seemingly unattainable in today's Hollywood system.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
July 15, 2013
A traditional creature feature with a touch of the "diddley aye."
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard
December 27, 2012
This is not quite a horror version of Whisky Galore but there are reminders of Ealing's comic Úlan.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Alan Jones
Radio Times
December 27, 2012
This ambitious mix of mirth and menace is an offbeat and hugely enjoyable affair.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Alex Zane
The Sun (UK)
December 27, 2012
It's perfect for after the pub and while it never hits the heights of say, Tremors, with the right group of mates this should be a lot of fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Peter Bradshaw
December 27, 2012
A likable and technically impressive comedy-horror.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Turner
December 26, 2012
A hugely enjoyable, frequently funny creature feature that plays like an Irish version of Tremors ...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Ben Rawson-Jones
Digital Spy
December 24, 2012
This Irish/British horror-comedy deals with menacing tentacles of an extraterrestrial kind, with an inspired premise, appealing cast and mix of laughs and thrills ensuring it's destined for cult status.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

December 24, 2012
A bit hit and miss, but Richard Coyle leads a game cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Kim Newman
Empire Magazine
December 24, 2012
A near-irresistible Friday-night-out monster picture in the tradition of Lake Placid or Tremors, with a boozy Irish charm that makes it a distinctive addition to the catalogue of alien invasions.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Evrim Ersoy
Electric Sheep
December 24, 2012
Grabbers will delight not only the fans of the genre but also anyone who wants to spend 94 minutes in the company of some charming and bumbling characters ...
Matt Glasby
Total Film
December 17, 2012
A bright, breezy Irish monster mash boasting gorgeous cinematography, appealing performances and great SFX, even if it's a little slight for can't-miss status.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Anton Bitel
Projected Figures
August 31, 2012
an Irish tentacular Tremors - an icky creature feature with the emphasis on comedy and character, ending (not unlike Shaun of the Dead) in a riotous pub booze-up, with human romance amidst all the extra-terrestrial reproduction.
August 9, 2012
Topping the list of great movie drunks is the rubbered Ruth Bradley whose legless performance as teetotal Garda Nolan, getting drunk as a skunk, is paralytic perfection.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
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