Rob Simpson’s review:
80s Tom Hanks is so much better than Oscar lovey Tom Hanks. He was rarely more fun than he was in Joe Dante's story of how a family of Europeans are brutalised by a gang of crazy suburbanites. Funny, outlandish, horrific, Tom Hanks, Dick Miller, Bruce Dern, Corey Feldman. All these things join to make the burbs a great piece of mainstream horror fun.