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  • 60
    Neil Young The Hollywood Reporter

    It all barrels along with a certain good-natured brio, even if ultimately falling short of bringing much that's new to what's already an overstocked table. show more

  • 75
    Roger Moore McClatchy-Tribune News Service

    There is absolutely nothing new in this variation on the time-honored creature-feature tropes. But the fun just builds and builds as our heroes and our Irish island come to a solution that seems — on the surface — awfully Irish in its logic. show more

  • 63
    Drew Hunt Slant Magazine

    Good, clean genre entertainment, the sort of harmless yet endearing brand of moviemaking seemingly unattainable in today's Hollywood system. show more

  • 50

    The two leads are appealing, and the pace is brisk, but the movie never aspires to be more than a cookie-cutter creature feature — the kind of film that can be washed back with a pint and then forgotten in the morning. show more

  • 80
    Kim Newman Empire

    A near-irresistible Friday-night-out monster picture in the tradition of Lake Placid or Tremors, with a boozy Irish charm that makes it a distinctive addition to the catalogue of alien invasions. show more

  • 80
    Robbie Collin The Telegraph

    This cherishable Irish B-picture is one of those rare horror films with an unimprovable premise. show more

  • 60
    Peter Bradshaw The Guardian

    It is fantastically silly, often funny, with some unshowy but very serviceable digital effects. show more

  • 60
    Total Film

    A bright, breezy Irish monster mash boasting gorgeous cinematography, appealing performances and great SFX, even if it’s a little slight for can’t-miss status. show more

  • 50
    Noel Murray The Dissolve

    Compared to other, similar offbeat monster movies, Grabbers is under-realized. It isn’t as smartly plotted or funny as Tremors, nor as politically charged as The Host. show more

  • 75
    Jessica Kiang The Playlist

    There are occasional laugh-out-loud moments, for sure, and the winningness of the leads makes the inevitable climactic clinch actually rather affecting, but Grabbers could have been so much more than the derivative me-too it turns out to be. show more

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