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A group of small but vicious alien creatures called Crites escape from an alien prison transport vessel and land near a small farm town on earth, pursued by two shape-shifting bounty hunters.


  • Dee Wallace
  • M. Emmet Walsh
  • Billy Green Bush
  • Scott Grimes
  • Nadine Van der Velde
  • Don Keith Opper
  • Billy Zane
  • Ethan Phillips
  • Terrence Mann
  • Jeremy Lawrence

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What makes Critters more than a ripoff are its humor and its sense of style. This is a movie made by people who must have had fun making it.

Metacritic review by Roger Ebert
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Slap together a modestly budgeted horror film with an unmistakable resemblance to a recent hit film (Gremlins) and a notable inversion of another popular film’s ending (Poltergeist), insert just enough Podunk camp to ensure Joe Bob Briggs would catch its scent and you’ll guarantee yourself the birth of a franchise.

Metacritic review by Eric Henderson
Eric Henderson
Slant Magazine