Genre Grandeur March Finale – Grabbers (2012) – Movie Reviews 101

For this month’s next review for Genre Grandeur – Movies featuring beaches or waterfront scenes. – here’s a review of Grabbers (2012) by Darren of Movie Reviews 101.

In case you missed any of the reviews, here’s a recap:

  1. The Piano (1993) – David
  2. Moonrise Kingdom (2012) – Paul
  3. Sonatine (1993) – David
  4. The Banshees of Inisherin (2022) – Paul
  5. The Shallows (2016) – Rob
  6. Long Weekend (1978) – David
  7. The Club (2015) – Paul
  8. H2O: Just Add Water (2006-2010) – Emily
  9. Cast Away (2000) – Rob
  10. Cape Fear (1991) – Paul
  11. People on Sunday (1930) – David
  12. Cannery Row (1982) – James
  13. Luca (2021) – Paul
  14. Current (Sodrásban) (1963) – David
  15. Charlie Chan at Treasure Island (1939) – Sally
  16. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) – Rob
  17. The Endless Summer (1966) – David
  18. Grabbers (2012) – Darren

In addition, I watched 5 movies in my companion series Genre Guesstimation. unfortunately, none of those films will now be considered among my favorites in the genre.

  1. Rough Night (2017)
  2. Something Borrowed (2011)
  3. Gidget (1959)
  4. Soul Surfer (2011)
  5. Ibiza (2018)

Thanks again to Darren of Movie Reviews 101 for choosing this month’s genre.

Next month’s genre has been chosen by Paul of the People’s Movies and we will be reviewing our favorite Films About Food.

Please get me your submissions by the 25th of Apr by sending them to

Try to think out of the box!

Let’s see what Darren thought of this movie:


Grabbers (2012) Movie Review

Grabbers is directed by Unwelcome director Jon Wright. The movie stars Flyboys Ruth Bradley, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Richard Coyle and The Good Liar Russell Tovey. Grabbers sees the residents of a small Irish Island coming under threat from an unknown creature from the sea.

The movie follows Garda Lisa Nolan (Bradley) taking a cover role on the small island. As she arrives, she must work with alcoholic Garda Ciaran O’Shea (Coyle) dealing with the petty little crimes on the island. However, Paddy Barrett (Roddy) discovers something strange in the water and Dr Adam Smith (Tovey) wants to examine it.

The group discover one thing about the unknown creature, it can’t handle alcohol. This leads to the group needing to get the whole island together as a storm is heading their way. They must get everybody drunk in the defence to stop them from getting caught by the deadly creature.

Grabbers is a low budget creature feature and it jumps at the opportunity to make the most of this. It gets plenty of laughs along the way and turns to needing to pay attention to stop something dangerous on its head, by needing the characters to be drunk. This is a lot of fun and the creature creations are well designed. The island setting shows the pub next to the waterfront as they are unaware of what is waiting in the water.

My Rating 4/5



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