While on vacation, a widower and his kids suffer car trouble near a town that has been menaced by a plague of tiny alien killers. One of them manages to stow away in the family’s car, and the critters are soon unleashed in their apartment building.
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While "Critters 3" lacks the more sophisticated puppetry and effects of part two, in Kristine Peterson it gains a director who understands the core appeal of the "Critters" concept: quirky characters reacting semi-realistically to a horde of razor-toothed space porcupines who want to have them for lunch. The interludes wherein the Critters behave mischievously and drink dishwashing soap provide welcome comic relief.