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.

Movie Info

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 … More

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


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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

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

Tucker & Dale Vs Evil is one of the most accomplished horror comedies that I have seen in quite some time. With a very good cast, director Eli Craig crafts something original and very different. What I loved about the film was the story, two rednecks get terrorized by annoying teenagers due to the fact that the teens think that Tucker & Dale seem creepy, but in reality they are just two rednecks going on vacation. What is hilarious about the film is that when Tucker & Dale try to clear up the misunderstanding about them being "Psycho" all hell breaks loose and accidents happen and the body count goes up. The gore effects are well done and are there is plenty of blood here to appeal to gore fans. The script is layered with effective comedy and horror, and there's plenty of memorable throughout the film. This is a very entertaining movie that is better than most horror films that is currently being released. While the film at times could have been better, the idea behind the film makes it a film that is worthy to see if you love horror comedies. The acting is quite good, and the script is well written with a few flaws. With a fine mix of two genres, director Eli Craig has made a rewarding film that will certainly delight horror fans new and old. Be prepared for something quite different. You will definitely laugh and some the scenes here. There is plenty to enjoy with Tucker & Dale VS Evil, and I happy to see that there is always at least one director out there wanting to create something truly worth seeing. This is a worthwhile addition to the horror genre, and it is a good time from the first frame onwards. The film may be imperfect, but it definitely is a fine movie that will offer you something totally refreshing in terms of a good story.

Alex roy

Super Reviewer

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