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Critters 3: You Are What They Eat (1991)

John Calvin , Aimee Brooks , Kristine Peterson  |  PG-13 |  DVD
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: John Calvin, Aimee Brooks, Christian Cousins, Joseph Cousins, William Dennis Hunt
  • Directors: Kristine Peterson
  • Writers: Barry Opper, Rupert Harvey, David J. Schow
  • Producers: Barry Opper, Mark Ordesky, Rupert Harvey
  • Format: Color, Dolby, Widescreen, NTSC, Full Screen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: New Line Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: August 5, 2003
  • Run Time: 86 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000099T3S
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #157,847 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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Flesh-starved furballs invade an L.A.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars PEOPLE, PEOPLE, THIS MOVIE JUST ISN'T ABOUT LEO! C'MON! February 26, 2000
Format:VHS Tape
OK, folks, stick to the program here. I'm tired of reading reviews that doesn't even talk about the movie! Sure Leonardo was in it, but so what? Who gives a care? I know I don't. Critters 3 was an OK movie. Just not enough Critters in it. It's about these new critters that start to hatch and head for aN L.A. apartment building, where there they find "fresh meat". While Ammie and her brother stop at the gas station, they wonder off into the far field. But without watching the brother, he soon wonders off leaning over a short edge cliff, but a kid (Leo) stops him. As they all go off into the woods, a strange man erupts out of the ground, (Don Opper). And there, the critters hatch from under their van as soon as they arrive at the apartment buliding. Charlie McFaddin must help find the critters and help the family before the Krites get to them. Stellar movie, just not enough Critter action in it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A bunch of fuzzy critters invade a apartment. November 20, 1998
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Format:VHS Tape
I thought this movie was pretty good. I haven't seen the rest of the critters movies. The only reason I saw this was because I heard Leonardo DiCaprio was in it. After I saw it, I didn't care if Leo was in it or not. I thought the movie was great. This might sound weird, but I kinda thought the critters were cute. The scene where the critters were dancing back and forth with all the flour on them was very funny. I really recomend it. Great job Kristine Peterson!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Critters 3 (1991) December 30, 2005
Director: Kristine Peterson

Cast: John Calvin, Aimee Brooks, Christian Cousins, Joseph Cousins, William Dennis Hunt, Nina Axelrod, Leonardo DiCaprio, Don Keith Opper.

Running Time: 86 minutes

Rated PG-13 for violence and mild language.

"Critters 3" starts on the open road as Clifford (John Calvin) his teenage daughter Annie (Aimee Brooks) & his young son Johnny are heading back home from a vacation. Suddenly the tyre on their van blows & they have to stop at a public rest area to fix it. While there Annie and Johnny meet a kid named Josh (Leonardo DiCaprio in his Hollywood debut) who in turn all run into Charlie McFadden (the films co-producer Don Keith Opper) from the previous two "Critters" films. Charlie tells them the story of the Krites and the town of Grovers Bend but they don't believe him, meanwhile back at the van a critter lays some eggs on it's underside, out of sight from everyone. Once Clifford has fixed the tyre the trio set off for their home, a run down urban tenement block in Los Angeles somewhere complete with Critter eggs along for the ride. Upon arrival the eggs hatch & the Critters head straight inside the tenement block quickly disposing of Frank (Geoffrey Blake), the caretaker. As the night draws on the few remaining residents, a fat woman named Rosalie (Diana Bellamy), a telephone repair woman Marsha (Katherine Cortez), an elderly couple Mr. (Bill Zuckert) & Mrs. Menges (Frances Bay) must come together with Clifford & his kids to fight the Critters. Josh also makes an appearance as his Stepfather (William Dennis Hunt) owns the building. But will the group be able to defeat the Critters & prevent themselves from becoming dinner?
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars DON'T CALL ME SPORT April 27, 2013
This film picks up two years later with Charlie, the alien bounty hunter (Don Keith Opper) being the only member of the original two films whose career couldn't pick up. This film does have another cute kitchen feeding frenzy scene, although it really doesn't have anything else that is entertaining.

This film features a young Leonardo DiCaprio as well as a young Aimee Brooks with neither one showing any promise with this script. The film was a let down riding on the coattails of its previous success. Apparently there are always eggs left behind that hatch in 2 year cycles which is why they opted to keep the sequel in the same boring location.

Parental Guide: No f-bombs, sex, or nudity.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Now they want dessert March 12, 2011
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Normally there's like some way of showing that there may be a sequel for another movie in most movies, and after Critters 2, there wasn't anything showing for a 3rd movie. I even thought that there wasn't a third Critters movie 'til I seen it on SyFy years ago and watched it. Then I wasn't sure what to think but now I think that it's good, the writing seems to be a little improved over the first two movies but it still has that cheesy feel to it and of course the Critters still have their sense of humor in this movie. The effects of all the movies so far have been good for their time and if they were done today I think that these movies would probably look better visually. Though there are some that may not know that with this movie was Leonardo DiCaprio's film debut and I think he done well for his first film, even if it was either a television movie or a straight to video release. Overall I give Critters 3, 2.5 stars out of 5.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Critters 3 August 23, 2010
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The Crites have returned, and this time they are taking over a downtown apartment building in the city! Now, the tenants must find a way to destroy the furious fur-balls once and for all along with the help of everyone's favorite intergalactic bounty hunter, Charlie (Don Opper from CRITTERS 1 and 2). CRITTERS 3 holds together perfectly with the same formula and light tone found in the previous two entries. The creature designs are as creepy as ever, this time differentiating a few of the Crites with battle scars to give them more character and personality. While the series has never been known for having huge body counts, there are a decent number of bloody deaths that keep the action steady. CRITTERS 3 is most often remembered for being one of the early film debuts of a young Leonardo DiCaprio, who appears as the son of the evil landlord. Though it may not require much thought to enjoy, this third film still makes for plenty of safe scares and silly monster fun.

-Carl Manes
I Like Horror Movies
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars POSTER IS TOO SCARY
REALLY loved this movie, but the cover is just too scary. I have to store the disc in my brother's "8 Crazy Nights" dvd case. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Andrew
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing
The Critters series has always been filled to the top with humor and silly effects. They're pure camp and to be enjoyed for their cheesiness and delightful humor. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Paperbackstash
4.0 out of 5 stars "What's eating him?"
I actually like this one better than Critters 2. It pretty much follows the same formula as the first film by focusing on one group of people (this time trapped in an apartment... Read more
Published 12 months ago by Einsatz
4.0 out of 5 stars Not Ghoulies from the toilet nor Munchies eating your prized fish,...
Alright I do not care for Leonardo De Caprio I do not really care for him or his films. I bought this film for the Critters, Charlie, and to complete the series. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Dan the monster movie fan
5.0 out of 5 stars love itq
im a huge leo fan and this is a collectors piece.hes not in the movie though but its the idea that counts
Published 16 months ago by Diego
1.0 out of 5 stars Boring...Don't Waste Your Time
Watched it on HBO and wasted my time watching this. Talk about boring.. Part 1 and 2 are way better than this one. Read more
Published on June 26, 2011 by Big M
5.0 out of 5 stars Critters 3: You Are What They Eat
I choose this rating because the movie is good. What I like about the movie is that Titanic heartthrob Leonardo DiCaprio stars in the third and most outrageous installment of the... Read more
Published on May 18, 2010 by Jackie Morton
3.0 out of 5 stars "Not Bad, But Unnecessary Sequel!"
Don Opper, Aimee Brooks and John Calvin star
in this 1991 sci-fi/horror sequel. A bounty
hunter helps apartment tenants terrorized
by hungry aliens. Read more
Published on April 15, 2010 by Gregorypwilson
5.0 out of 5 stars good
i will bey more from this seller. it was in grate and it look like it was new. even it had been used.
Published on March 1, 2010 by Tiffany Drummond
4.0 out of 5 stars What'd you expect?
To put it simply; these are not good movies :-O! I know it's a shocker, but I rate this four stars because it's exactly what I expect and I've enjoyed everyone of these films. Read more
Published on January 30, 2010 by C. White
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