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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®

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    84%
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  • Audience

    74%

Audience Reviews

5 stars

The perfect blend of horror and comedy. Tremors tells the story of a small desert town being invaded by prehistoric creaturs that travel underground. Sounds like a 50's B-movie right? Good because that's what it's suppose to do. It pays homage to the classic 50's horror movie we all love. Quite frankly, Tremors does it really well. The film doesn't go overboard with the laughs and it is quite horrifying at some parts. The characters are all great too. My favorite is Burt Gummer, the paranoid, gun-loving, survivalist. This is one of those movies that doesn't get enough praise as it should. The cast, characters, humor, action and story are all great.

- fb100000716838411, Thursday, March 22, 2012

5 stars

The perfect blend of horror and comedy. Tremors tells the story of a small desert town being invaded by prehistoric creaturs that travel underground. Sounds like a 50's B-movie right? Good because that's what it's suppose to do. It pays homage to the classic 50's horror movie we all love. Quite frankly, Tremors does it really well. The film doesn't go overboard with the laughs and it is quite horrifying at some parts. The characters are all great too. My favorite is Burt Gummer, the paranoid, gun-loving, survivalist. This is one of those movies that doesn't get enough praise as it should. The cast, characters, humor, action and story are all great.

- fb100000716838411, Thursday, March 22, 2012

4 stars

Big fun B-movie as underground monsters terrorize a small desert town. Thick with good ole boy charm and whimsy its simply just plain great for families as survival is something that only happens with everyone's help. Michael Gross and Reba McIntire are standouts as Tea Partiers gone wild.

- ApeneckFletcher, Sunday, October 16, 2011