Gremlins

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  • Official Trailer
  • Trailer 1

Movie Info & Cast

Synopsis

A boy inadvertently breaks three important rules concerning his new pet and unleashes a horde of malevolently mischievous monsters on a small town.

Cast

  • Zach Galligan
  • Phoebe Cates
  • Hoyt Axton
  • Frances Lee McCain
  • Polly Holliday
  • Scott Brady
  • Glynn Turman
  • Corey Feldman
  • Dick Miller
  • Keye Luke

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Verified Review
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My ultimate Christmas movie!

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tyki M
Verified Review
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Honestly, seeing Gremlins in the theater was the best way to see it ever. Glad to have bought tickets for it.

NB
Noah B

Metacritic

75

Gremlins was hailed as another E.T. It's not. It's in a different tradition. At the level of Serious Film Criticism, it's a meditation on the myths in our movies: Christmas, families, monsters, retail stores, movies, boogeymen. At the level of Pop Movie-going, it's a sophisticated, witty B movie, in which the monsters are devouring not only the defenseless town, but decades of defenseless clichés. But don't go if you still believe in Santa Claus.

Metacritic review by Roger Ebert
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
50

Gremlins is far more interested in showing off its knowledge of movie lore and making random jokes than in providing consistent entertainment. Unfortunately, it's funniest when being most nasty.

Metacritic review by Vincent Canby
Vincent Canby
The New York Times
70

What's confusing yet ultimately illuminating is the way his gremlins function as a free-floating metaphor, suggesting at separate junctures everything from teenagers to blacks to various Freudian suppressions.

Metacritic review by Jonathan Rosenbaum
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader