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Slither Reviews

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Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
May 10, 2006
Slither is an honourable amalgamation of several dozen spookers of days gone by.
Philip French
May 6, 2006
The film brought me little pleasure, but it revived happy memories of a laidback caper movie also called Slither, starring Peter Boyle and James Caan, made in 1973.
Vic Holtreman
May 6, 2006
It was a great combination of a monster/alien/zombie movie and it did in fact elicit a few laugh out loud moments, but overall I thought it was just ok.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Paul Arendt
May 6, 2006
Slither is an absolute treat.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
May 6, 2006
This rip-roaring horror romp combines alien and zombie genres in a way that's both exciting and hilarious, stirring in a lively, nonstop narrative with complex characters and excessive gore.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
May 6, 2006
Of course, Slither isn't for everyone, but if you've a yen for gallons of grue and a smart, sassy story to boot, you couldn't do better than Gunn's hellishly fun horror show.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
May 6, 2006
I found myself on the edge of my seat a few times.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
James Dyer
Empire Magazine
May 6, 2006
Undeniably funny and gooey to boot, Slither may not be groundbreaking but it is a rarity: a horror-comedy that does both its genre-parents proud.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Luke Y. Thompson
Los Angeles CityBeat
April 29, 2006
gave me the most genuine laugh-out-loud moments of any movie so far this year
Matthew Turner
April 27, 2006
If you're a fan of 1950s monster movies and films such as Tremors and Eight Legged Freaks then Slither has your name splattered all over it in brightly coloured goo.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
April 18, 2006
...the epitome of hokey B-movie horror hedonism...a demonstrative deadpan horror show that blends observational sensationalism with rousing popcorn-oriented panache.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
April 16, 2006
Inspired by 50s invasion B-movies and Troma films, Slither elicits a fine balance of laughs and armrest-grabbing moments.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
April 16, 2006
... More comedy than horror, though on some level it is a satisfying entry in both genres.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
April 12, 2006
Never lets up, throwing the blood, slime and one-liners (some woeful, most of them witty) at the screen with feverish abandon.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
April 9, 2006
You know that kid in school who would eat anything just for the fun of grossing people out? Well, Slither is the movie equivalent of that kid.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Kevin Courrier
Boxoffice Magazine
April 8, 2006
Slither is as much fun as EC Comics on nitrous oxide.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
April 8, 2006
...the lack of character development and distinctly uneven pacing prevents it from becoming as much fun as Gunn clearly wants it to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Steve Newton
Georgia Straight
April 8, 2006
The gonzo, gore-oriented Troma spirit is clearly evident in this over-the-top splatter-comedy about sluglike thingies from outer space.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
April 7, 2006
Gunn respects not only the genre but the audience; he grounds both the jokes and the shocks in his characters and situations, making this the most satisfying studio release since 'The Ice Harvest.'
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune
April 7, 2006
The movie, while a little too slow to be effective, achieves a good balance of chills, gross-out gore and humorous one-liners.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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