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Gremlins Reviews

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½ December 6, 2016
This has an excellent story with a great sense of humor.
½ December 5, 2016
A film which resulted in angry parental complaints because, alongside Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, was too dark for its PG rating (and thus resulting in the MPAA giving birth to the PG-13 rating), Gremlins is nevertheless a classic thanks in large part to its special effects, adorable creature which goes by the name of Gizmo, great mix of fantasy, horror and comedy and a compelling story that ought to entertain audiences of at least ages 11 and up.
December 3, 2016
A pretty funny and entertaining little classic!
½ December 3, 2016
Classic horror comedy that holds quite well as a holiday satire. The cast is solid and likable, especially Phoebe Cates, whose monologue on why she hates Christmas is both haunting & hilarious. The real stars, though, are Gizmo & the Gremlins, who manage to be both cute & scary at the same time. Gizmo is instantly charming in design & execution while Stripe & his minions are scary yet fun as they destroy the town (best Christmas carolers ever). Behind the camera, Joe Dante crafts a fun satire about the consumerism of Christmas while making great use of the visual effects (amazing how well practical still holds up). Overall, one of the best horror/comedies ever made along with being a great Christmas film.
December 3, 2016
"Statement on consumer culture"? Not buying it, Rotten Tomatoes. This is an A+ B-movie, composed of gruesomely cartoonish violence, wooden but likable characters, and appropriate score, cinematography and special effects to suit the uncontrollable menace of the Gremlins. Gizmo, the good Mogwai, is very cute, and, for all of the murders they commit, so are the other Gremlins. In one scene, bartender Kate (Phoebe Cates) is forced to serve the Gremlins all of the alcohol they want, in order for her to keep her life. Those little monsters know how to throw a party. At one point, they are all found watching Snow White and singing along to "Heigh Ho." If there is a statement, it is that responsibility is overrated. Maybe there are parts that are better than the sum, most noticeably in a scene where Kate tells Billy (Zach Gilligan) why she does not celebrate Christmas. It is a very heartbreaking monologue that has no place in this movie. Personally, this is such a nostalgia trip that I fully forgive its flaws. If you want a fun, rebellious Christmas movie for the season, do not hesitate to watch this.
December 3, 2016
December 2, 2016
No better X-Mas movie. Makes me feel fuzzy inside just thinking about this wonderful flick.
November 23, 2016
You know how critics like to say "brings a smile to your lips" and you roll your eyes? Well, this is one of those times I'm gonna say it and not feel stupid for saying so.
½ November 23, 2016
What can I say that hasn't already been said?
November 19, 2016
A Christmas classic 20 minutes too long.
½ November 2, 2016
Very creepy little monsters in this holiday classic! Gizmo is still the man!
½ October 31, 2016
What a boring movie. 45 mins to set it up and even then it's just 50mins of destruction. For a movie, even a horror movie to be good, you have to have interesting characters which this movie lacks. Whats even odd is how it starts of whimsy and then goes into a disaster movie, if those two things were separate maybe it'd would've been good, but combined it just doesn't work, and I feel part of that is the writing. Sometimes the dialogue is good and then other times it feels out of place. And talk about a thin story, by time the 2nd act there was nothing of substance to keep it interesting. Also the effects in this was laughable. Hellraiser had better effects than this. Chris and Steven should just stick to Action/Adventure type movies.
½ October 18, 2016
An enjoyable 80's movie with okay acting, but used practical effects and had decent humor. A worthwhile movie to watch.
½ October 17, 2016
Turn off the audio. Plays better as a silent film.
September 24, 2016
The prototypical horror comedy from the 80's. I don't think a film has given such an iconic quite creature in Gizmo, but also a few genuine scares too. Over the years it has grown into a beloved piece of pop culture, and I believe for what it is, it is much deserved.
½ September 23, 2016
Gremlins is a fun and entertaining film with great animatronics and special effects.
September 12, 2016
Acima de tudo um filme divertido. Joe Dante é um ótimo diretor.
September 7, 2016
My favorite gremlin was the fuzzy one. It was soooo cute.
September 1, 2016
Entertaining and simple, Gremlins is a fun family film that is easily enjoyable, putting together neat special effects and a catchy score.
August 23, 2016
After watching this for the first time 32 years after its release and on the rooftops of NYC, I can honestly say it was one of the most fun experiences watching a movie in recent memory.
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