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Tremors

action & adventure, comedy, horror, sci-fi & fantasy, thrillers


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®

  • Tomatometer®

    84%
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  • Audience

    74%

Audience Reviews

4 stars

This is a relatively standard B-Movie creature feature, but the effects are cool, and the performances are fairly decent. This is tons of fun, and very entertaining. It defeinitely merits a few watches.

- cosmo313, Wednesday, August 25, 2010

5 stars

Tremors is an awesome Horror comedy. The film pays homage to the monster films that were so popular in the 50's. Tremors offers good dose comedy mixed with horror and action. The film is one of the few films that blends comedy and horror effectively well. The cast is phenomenal and enjoyable. Michael Gross gives a great performance as Burt Gumner and Fred Willard and Kevin Bacon deliver as well. But really the best role belongs to Michael gross and Reba Mcintire They make the film what it is. Tremors will definitely appeal to fans of Godzilla and other classic monster Flicks. This is a must see film that is sure to satisfy any fan of a good Horror comedy.

- TheDudeLebowski65, Wednesday, June 9, 2010

4 stars

Tremors is basically Jaws on land set in a one horse town. A fun favourite!

- SirPant, Wednesday, September 23, 2009