Critic Consensus: An affectionate throwback to 1950s creature features, Tremors reinvigorates its genre tropes with a finely balanced combination of horror and humor.
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Critic Reviews for Tremors
Tremors has a few clever twists but ultimately can't decide what it wants to be - flat-out funny, which it's not, or a scarefest.
Horror/comedies often tread too far to one side or the other of that fine line; Tremors walks it like a tightrope.
This is what a monster movie is supposed to be like, and it's terrific.
More than anything else, it looks like the sort of movie that might have been put together so that tourists visiting Universal Studios could see a movie being made.
A delightful throwback to such '50s and '60s films as "Them," "The Deadly Mantis" and "Attacks" of both "The Giant Leeches" and "The Crab Monsters."
Audience Reviews for Tremors
Now this is what a monster movie should be like: tense, entertaining as hell, funny and super well made - and I don't mean only those gooey creatures that look really nice on screen, but it is really cool how they make all those houses shake on their foundations like that.
Big fun B-movie as underground monsters terrorize a small desert town. Thick with good ole boy charm and whimsy its simply just plain great for families as survival is something that only happens with everyone's help. Michael Gross and Reba McIntire are standouts as Tea Partiers gone wild.
I like science fiction, but this movie is just too simplistic for me.
|Burt Gummer:||Just a few household chemicals in the proper proportions.|
|Valentine McKee:||That's how they git you. They're under the goddamned ground!|
|Valentine McKee:||This valley is just one long smorgasbord.|
|Burt Gummer:||Broke into the wrong goddam rec room didn't you, you bastards?!|
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