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Grabbers Reviews

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Eddie Harrison
The List
December 21, 2012
Wright doesn't take the time to create any real tension, which means that the comedy relief doesn't have a chance of raising laughs.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Sam Adams
AV Club
July 18, 2013
The tough thing about genre hybrids is that they have to fulfill both genres, and Grabbers only nails one of them.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
January 3, 2013
For a horror comedy it needed some comedy and some horror.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Ben Kenigsberg
RogerEbert.com
July 19, 2013
The movie never aspires to be more than a cookie-cutter creature feature-the kind of film that can be washed back with a pint and then forgotten in the morning.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Dennis Harvey
Variety
January 26, 2012
A polished, watchable genre entertainment that nonetheless lacks the inspired dialogue and situations needed to make a memorable impression.
Noel Murray
The Dissolve
July 18, 2013
The biggest issue with Grabbers is that it's more slick than squirmy. Aside from a few good low-fi gross-out scenes ... Grabbers has the look and style of a big-budget action epic, not a scrappy little indie-horror.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Marc Mohan
Oregonian
August 2, 2013
Recommended only for those peering through the thickest of beer goggles.
Full Review | Original Score: C-

Sky Movies
December 26, 2012
Disappointingly, Grabbers is short on shlock and it's not very funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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
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
Chris Sawin
Examiner.com
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
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
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
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 ...
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
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
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
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
Scott Weinberg
TheHorrorShow
August 26, 2015
A group of Irish villagers have to stay drunk to keep alcohol-fearing alien monsters at bay. Yup.
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
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