Tucker & Dale vs Evil (2011) - Rotten Tomatoes

Tucker & Dale vs Evil (2011)



Critic Consensus: Like the best horror/comedies, Tucker & Dale vs. Evil mines its central crazy joke for some incredible scares, laughs, and -- believe it or not -- heart.

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Tucker & Dale vs Evil is a hilariously gory, good-spirited horror comedy, doing for killer rednecks what Shaun of the Dead did for zombies. Tucker and Dale are two best friends on vacation at their dilapidated mountain house, who are mistaken for murderous backwoods hillbillies by a group of obnoxious, preppy college kids. When one of the students gets separated from her friends, the boys try to lend a hand, but as the misunderstanding grows, so does the body count. Tucker & Dale vs Evil has been a hit on the festival circuit, debuting at Sundance, and winning the Midnight Audience Award at SXSW, the Jury Prize for First Feature at Fantasia, the Best Director award at Fantaspoa, and the Best Motion Picture Award at Sitges. -- (C) Official Sitemore
Rating: R (adult situations/language, sex, violence)
Genre: Horror, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Eli Craig, Morgan Jurgenson
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 29, 2011
Box Office: $0.2M
Magnet Releasing - Official Site


Alan Tudyk
as Tucker
Mitchell Verigin
as College Kid #1
Angela DeCorte
as College Kid #2
Hillbilly Bill Baska
as BJ Bald Hillbilly
Mark Allard
as Killer Hillbilly #1
Shaun Tisdale
as Killer Hillbilly #2
Myles Pollard
as Hillbilly Kid
Eli Craig
as Cameraman
Sasha Craig
as News Reporter
as Jangers the Dog
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Critic Reviews for Tucker & Dale vs Evil

All Critics (97) | Top Critics (22)

Here's something you don't see every day: a genial, politically correct splatter comedy.

Full Review… | January 4, 2012
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Students of the Little Movie Glossary may find it funny how carefully "Tucker and Dale" works its way through upended cliches.

Full Review… | October 6, 2011
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

Beats a dead horse all the way to the glue factory.

Full Review… | May 3, 2015
Philadelphia Weekly

If you've seen your share of teenagers getting sliced and diced out in the boondocks, chances are you'll be tickled pink by this tale of a couple of good-natured bumpkins who are mistaken for serial murderers.

Full Review… | October 21, 2014
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Although attitude is more important than plot in spoofs like this, Tucker & Dale's storyline does have the right sort of momentum.

Full Review… | October 21, 2014
News & Observer, Raleigh, NC

Everyone seems to be having a jolly good time, though I'm still not sure what they're satirizing.

Full Review… | June 23, 2013

Audience Reviews for Tucker & Dale vs Evil


Loopy twist on the usual inbred drooling rednecks in the woods horror go to wherein the college kids react to that expectation when in fact the absolute opposite is true. Kinda fun.

Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

With originality to spare and two hillbillies that are actually likeable, the movie is enjoyable in theory but it's one joke plot gets old.

Kase Vollebregt
Kase Vollebregt

Super Reviewer


A very refreshing take on the old premise of kids getting into hick country and murdered one after another. As misunderstandings add up two kind-hearted hillbillies are mistaken for psycho murders and have to fight for their lives against bratty, unlikable college kids. That's gory, funny and tongue in cheek, fully aware of its own silliness. Very entertaining and bursting stereotypes with every step.

Jens S.

Super Reviewer

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