Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Gremlins is a stone cold classic for sure but unlike a lot of beloved 80’s films it truly holds up today. Okay so the technology has moved on and its setting is about as 80’s as you can get BUT it’s themes, hi-jinx and boldness helps this film still feel pretty timeless. The thing that makes gremlins really work is underneath its cute exterior hides a brilliantly dark mean street. Fathers trapped down chimneys, deadly stair lifts and lethal snow plows… it’s everything a Christmas movie should be and more. And your kids WILL like it. Essential.
Best Bit: The Bar
Buy, Stream, Avoid: Buy
If You Liked this Try: Gremlins 2: The New Batch, Small Soldiers, Critters