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Rated NR · 94 minutes · 2012

Comedy, Horror, Science fiction
This summer, monsters have come from the sea in Pacific Rim and the new Irish low-budget flick, Grabbers. The difference is Pacific Rim didn’t know it was a B-movie, and yet it fails to be an A-movie precisely because it’s a B-movie. Grabbers has no such problems. A rollicking comedy about a tiny Irish isle that finds itself infested by strange, squid-like creatures, Grabbers features a solution even more implausible than the beast itself–and there’s never a dull moment. Now, most literary monster are often symbolic of something else. Jekyll and Hyde is a metaphor for alcohol, for example, and Godzilla is about nuclear proliferation. This one symbolizes a monster or two weighing on the conscience of policeman Ciarán O'Shea (Richard Coyle). It’s a well done B-movie, which is to say, it knows exactly what it is and goes all out to just be that.
Director: Jon Wright
Producer: Robert Bevan, David Collins, Michael Henry, Samantha Horley, Cyril Megret and Nic Hatch
Cast: Richard Coyle, Ruth Bradley, Russell Tovey, Lalor Roddy, David Pearse, Bronagh Gallagher, Pascal Scott, Clelia Murphy, Louis Dempsey, Ned Dennehy, Stuart Graham, Jonathan Ryan, Micheál O'Gruagain, Killian Coyle and Michael Hough

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Portland Mercury Erin Go Aaaugggh! In Grabbers, you need to drink to survive. by Ned Lannamann 07/31/2013

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