Branson Reese’s review published on Letterboxd:
A way slower burn than you'd think a movie called C.H.U.D. would have but it sort of works. Everybody learns as a child how horror is often a reflection of the anxiety of the times. Like how in the 50s people were afraid of communism or in the 30s people were afraid of Halloween decorations. Interesting to watch a movie grapple with homelessness and how the sociopaths in power are genocidally callous in their dealing with it. A few years later Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles would mine a lot of this same visual language to address anxiety around badass teenagers who live in the sewers.