Critters 3 - You Are What They Eat (1991) Movie Review


Critters 3 - You Are What They Eat (1991)

1991 | Horror, Thriller, Sci-Fi, Comedy
86 minutes /

User Score: 70/100

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Critters 3 - You Are What They Eat Review


The tiny fur ball aliens that will eat anything or anyone set their sights on a Los Angeles apartment tower.

Critters 3: You Are What They Eat (1991) is an American comedy science fiction horror movie that is the third movie in the Critters series. Critters 3 and Critters 4 was shot back-to-back, and it does not take place in Grover’s Bend town like the two previous movies. Director Kristine Peterson (Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989), A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (1989), Tremors (1990)) failed at executing this movie to its full potential. I was expecting this movie to be creepy and amazing because she has a lot of experience as an assistant director. The movie contains sexual references, not much violence, mild language and some frightening scenes for 8-year-olds and below.

Critters 3 continues from Critters 2. Critters 3 is about Clifford (John Calvin - Norma Rae (1979), The Paul Lynde Show (1972), Days of Our Lives (1965)) and his family stopping at a rest stop after their tire blew out. While getting their tire fixed, Charlie McFadden (Don Keith Opper - Critters 4 (1992), Slam Dance Slam Dance (1987), Critters (1986)) and his son warns Clifford of the Critters. Charlie is trying to find the surviving Critters. Clifford thinks nothing of it while unknowingly to him; the Critters lay eggs under his car. Clifford and his family arrived home with the Critters under their car, and mayhem happened. The Critters attacked their building maintenance personnel; Frank Longo (Geoffrey Blake - Frost/Nixon (2008), Apollo 13 (1995), Forrest Gump (1994)) and killed him. Charlie’s stepson Josh (Leonardo DiCaprio - Titanic (1997), The Departed (2006), Inception (2010)) accidently locks him in Clifford’s room not knowing that the Critters are in there. There is more to this movie, but all I will say is that it ends in a cliffhanger in order for fans to follow through and see Critters 4.

Critters 3 was not anything special to see, and I would not recommend this movie to anyone. The movie is flawed in many ways, and I am not quite sure why they keep adding more to the series. The graphics were terrible as well as the storyline. There was also plot holes, and the acting is poor.

About Critters 3 - You Are What They Eat (1991)

Title: Critters 3 - You Are What They Eat
Original Title: Critters 3: You Are What They Eat
AKA: Critters 3
Year: 1991
Runtime: 86 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Sci-Fi, Comedy
Score: 2 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 3.5/5 stars from 10 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 10
Starring: Lin Shaye, Dee Wallace, Ethan Phillips, Billy Zane, Edward Chiodo, Terrence Mann, Don Keith Opper, Leonardo DiCaprio, Billy Green Bush, Scott Grimes, William Dennis Hunt, David Ursin, Diana Bellamy, Frank Birney, Frances Bay, Geoffrey Blake, Nadine Van der Velde, Christian Cousins, Joseph Cousins, Nina Axelrod, José Luis Valansuela, Katherine Cortez, Bill Zuckert, John Calvin, Aimee Brooks
Writers: Rupert Harvey, Barry Opper, David J. Schow
Director: Kristine Peterson

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