Excerpt: Over the course of a single day, squid-like alien creatures terrorize a small coastal town on a remote Irish island in Jon Wright's Grabbers , a horror comedy which stands next to Joe Cornish's Attack the Block as proof of the United Kingdom's proficiency in the summer blockbuster—one whose unabashed absurdity welcomes rather than forces you to turn your brain off. And that's a distinct difference.
Excerpt: The monsters that menace an Irish island town in Grabbers come from outer space, but the movie might be the result of a lab experiment gone awry—a Brundlefly merger of Tremors and Waking Ned Devine . But laboratory errors often yield scientific breakthroughs, and if Jon Wright’s horror-comedy isn’t quite penicillin, it might at least be vulcanized rubber.
Conclusion: 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.
Summary: Grabbers var en stor positiv overraskelse, men den kunne også dårligt være andet. Er man til den type film, hvor der er store alien-monstre, der vil spise mennesker, er dette faktisk noget af det mest seriøse, der er set længe.