Everyone seems to be having a jolly good time, though I'm still not sure what they're satirizing.
| Original Score: C
"Evil" fails to triumph. Utterly.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Few things are more annoying than a movie that doesn't stick to its over-the-top convictions.
| Original Score: 2/4
If you're seeing this as the midnight movie it's destined to best be experienced as, you could safely drift off after the 45-minute mark...
| Original Score: 6/10
Essentially a student film offering nothing but absurdly contrived coincidence.
| Original Score: 1/4
Despite its crowd-pleasing nature, Tucker & Dale remains overly broad and one-note throughout
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Silly one-joke spoof horror/comedy about rednecks and college students together in the woods.
a hillbilly Ren & Stimpy
| Original Score: 3/5
By the time the action-packed, thoroughly tedious climax rolls around, Tucker and Dale Vs. Evil has established itself as a missed opportunity of disappointingly epic proportions...
This goofy, over-the-top tale of college students on a camping trip warring with two local West Virginia hillbillies lacks a core identity.
| Original Score: 49/100
The final acts of Tucker and Dale vs Evil find the movie falling into the trap of using the same conventions ... it so jovially and brutally skewers prior.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
It's neither particularly funny in its desperate rural dumbness, nor is it much of a genre piss-take.
| Original Score: 1/5
An allegory of our times, with a belabored message of tolerance punctuated by impalings and other grisly deaths.
Tucker & Dale Vs. Evil is too slick and too cute; Tudyk and Labine are terrific comic actors, but the movie might've been better served by less-recognizable faces.
| Original Score: C+
Pass the pickled eggs. It's 'Hee-Haw' meets 'Friday the 13th.'
Tucker and Dale vs Evil is deliciously fun satire -- and, once all the blood has been spilt, offers an interesting riff on the line between hero and horror villain.
| Original Score: 4/5
Who couldn't love a man who awkwardly approaches a girl, hoping to strike up a conversation, with a scythe in his hand? How can a guy who washes his wounds with beer not be endearing?
Beginning psychologists take note - hillbillies and college kids may kill each other, but the greatest assets in maintaining the peace, on both sides, are hot coeds.
| Original Score: 3/4
It's time we all toss our nine bucks into the proverbial woodchipper (don't ask me what proverb) and spit out enough money to make Tucker & Dale and other truly deserving, truly funny indie flicks a blazing success.
Has way more than the average serving of laughs out loud, and even has a few of those laughs that go on and on, that hurt your gut.
| Original Score: 3.5/5