USA Today - 01/19/1990
"...Filmgoers ravenous for classic scares should wiggle over to TREMORS. Not since ALIEN has there been a creature feature that so well honors the genre, plus throws in some squirm-producing twists..."
Entertainment Weekly - 04/12/1996
"...A small, sardonic gem....Ward and Bacon make a marvelous Mutt-and-Jeff team..." -- Rating: B+
Los Angeles Times - 01/19/1990
"...A jocular good-time monster movie with surprises up its sleeve..."
Sight and Sound - 03/01/2001
"...Engaging....The film benefits from laconic, salt-of-the-earth performances from Fred Ward and Kevin Bacon..."
Total Film - 04/01/2001
"...A great cast and a cheek full of tongue help to make this one of the most enjoyable monster movies since they were old enough to be ironic..."
Total Film - 06/01/2006
"TREMORS is a horror film with a heart; a monster movie with magic....It's a B-movie that has transcended its humble goal to entertain us -- instead, it's entranced us."
Ultimate DVD - 04/01/2008 4 stars out of 5 -- "A cult B-movie creature feature....TREMORS is a hell of a lot of fun, a suspense-filled treat..."
Empire - 03/01/2011 4 stars out of 5 -- "Bacon and Ward make a great double-act, with strong support from Finn Carter..."
The race to higher ground is on when two handymen and a local seismology student discover that their little town of Perfection, Nevada, is infested with stinky subterranean man-eating worms. Starring Kevin Bacon, Fred Ward, and Michael Gross, TREMORS is a well-done comedy-horror film that salutes a host of horror films from bygone years. Fans of the movie will enjoy the sequels starring Gross: TREMORS 2: AFTERSHOCKS, TREMORS 3: BACK TO PERFECTION, and TREMORS 4: THE LEGEND BEGINS.
A couple of luckless dreamers leave the small town of Perfection and cross the desert in search of odd jobs. Instead of a pot of gold, they find worms... humungous man-eating worms that tunnel underground and eat everything in sight, from men to automobiles. With quick thinking -- and a conveniently placed cement wall -- the duo outwit the hungry sand beasts. Back home they brag of their escape to the weird collection of townsfolk. A seismologist who just happens to be studying the area tells them there are lots more of the creatures hanging around. And, like everybody else, the worms are aiming for Perfection...