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Tremors

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Just as Val and Earl decide to leave Perfection, Nevada, strange rumblings prevent their departure. With the help of a seismology student, they discover their desolate town is infested with gigantic man-eating creatures that live below the ground.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    84%
  • Audience Score
    74%

common sense

PAUSE for kids age 12
Consumerism
3 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
2 out of 5
Language
3 out of 5
Positive messages
2 out of 5
Sex
1 out of 5
Violence
3 out of 5

Modest monster flick is great fun for teens.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that, for the standards of science-fiction action, this is a rousing, well-made monster flick that's high on fun and excitement but low on terror and gore; there's some salty language, yes, and the monsters are dispatched in fairly spectacular, splattery fashion, but there's not a lot of blood, and the human victims of the creatures are dispatched in bloodless fashion. There's a lot of firearms action in the film - courtesy two "survivalist" characters -- but it's all unleashed against huge, scary worm-monsters who clearly have it coming.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about the appeal of monster films, as well as the tradition of the B-movie -- low-budget, low-starpower films that nonetheless become cult classics. They can also talk about the communitarian message of Tremors, and how the town of Perfection comes together to survive.

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

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    84%
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  • Audience

    74%

Audience Reviews

4 stars

"Tremors" is a pretty savvy and surprising film. You wouldn't know it from looking at it at face value. You might expect a creepy-crawly creature feature with jolts and occasional laughs. But "Tremors" delivers beyond that. It's a smartly realized, inventive film that effectively crosses genres and defies conventions. Seemingly inspired by old 50s cheesy sci-fi horror films with outrageous creatures like giant ants or mysterious aliens, 'Tremors" uses that foundation and injects fun into the proceedings. A hardscrabble community at a small desert community gets attacked by gigantic worms that travel under ground. But these creatures aren't just dumb monsters, they are also highly intelligent and are guided by the group's movements - making them a formidable foe for the town residents. The film becomes a puzzle as the group attempts to figure out how to defeat these creatures. Director Ron Underwood moves "Tremors" at a quick pace allowing for the film's excitement level to barely decrease. In between action sequences, the film is still an enjoyable ride as the repartee is amusing and smart Good credit belongs to the cast who keep the performances light and fun. Kevin Bacon and Fred Ward are loose, Reba McEntire and Michael Gross are wired. "Tremors" is incredibly cheesy but wears its B-movie status on its sleeve. And for that "Tremors" deserves A-list credit.

- guaybanex, Tuesday, December 25, 2012

4 stars

"Tremors" is a pretty savvy and surprising film. You wouldn't know it from looking at it at face value. You might expect a creepy-crawly creature feature with jolts and occasional laughs. But "Tremors" delivers beyond that. It's a smartly realized, inventive film that effectively crosses genres and defies conventions. Seemingly inspired by old 50s cheesy sci-fi horror films with outrageous creatures like giant ants or mysterious aliens, 'Tremors" uses that foundation and injects fun into the proceedings. A hardscrabble community at a small desert community gets attacked by gigantic worms that travel under ground. But these creatures aren't just dumb monsters, they are also highly intelligent and are guided by the group's movements - making them a formidable foe for the town residents. The film becomes a puzzle as the group attempts to figure out how to defeat these creatures. Director Ron Underwood moves "Tremors" at a quick pace allowing for the film's excitement level to barely decrease. In between action sequences, the film is still an enjoyable ride as the repartee is amusing and smart Good credit belongs to the cast who keep the performances light and fun. Kevin Bacon and Fred Ward are loose, Reba McEntire and Michael Gross are wired. "Tremors" is incredibly cheesy but wears its B-movie status on its sleeve. And for that "Tremors" deserves A-list credit.

- guaybanex, Tuesday, December 25, 2012

4 stars

Unlike most great B-movies, "Tremors" knows how to mix great fun with touching and relatable moments. The characters are very sarcastic when they talk to each other, which is very well-done by the writer if I do say so myself, and the casting choices are perfect. As two men go around the desert towns, lending a hand wherever possible in order to learn a living, there is something terrifying lurking under ground. It can't see you but it can hear you, and that is when the chaos ensues. During my viewing of this film, I felt myself smiling during most of it, because the director just really knows how to make an audience entertained. This is an awesome film!

- fb733768972, Tuesday, April 23, 2013