• Released
  • December 26, 2012
  • (Limited)
  • 1 hr 34 min
  • Comedy
    Suspense/Thriller
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80

The Telegraph

By Robbie Collin
This cherishable Irish B-picture is one of those rare horror films with an unimprovable premise.
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80

Empire

By Kim Newman
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.
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75

The Playlist

By Jessica Kiang
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.
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75

Movie Nation

By Roger Moore
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.
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67

The A.V. Club

By Sam Adams
Once the battle is joined in earnest, what began as sharp-edged parody starts to feel more like a cheap imitation, even if it’s still shot through with a few priceless zingers. The tough thing about genre hybrids is that they have to fulfill both genres, and Grabbers only nails one of them.
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63

Slant Magazine

By Drew Hunt
Good, clean genre entertainment, the sort of harmless yet endearing brand of moviemaking seemingly unattainable in today's Hollywood system.
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60

The Guardian

By Peter Bradshaw
It is fantastically silly, often funny, with some unshowy but very serviceable digital effects.
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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.
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60

Variety

By Dennis Harvey
A polished, watchable genre entertainment that nonetheless lacks the inspired dialogue and situations needed to make a memorable impression.
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60

The Hollywood Reporter

By Neil Young
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.
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62 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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