Tucker & Dale vs Evil Reviews

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Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader
January 4, 2012
Here's something you don't see every day: a genial, politically correct splatter comedy.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 6, 2011
Students of the Little Movie Glossary may find it funny how carefully "Tucker and Dale" works its way through upended cliches.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Keith Staskiewicz
Entertainment Weekly
September 30, 2011
At its heart, it's really just a one-idea premise stretched out to feature length, but the lovable duo of Tudyk and Labine and an endearing layer of sweetness under all the blood make it a fully enjoyable comedy of (t)errors.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Christine Champ
Film.com
September 30, 2011
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.
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
September 30, 2011
There's even a message under all the body parts: People are individuals, not just easy regional stereotypes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
September 30, 2011
Essentially a student film offering nothing but absurdly contrived coincidence.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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John DeFore
Washington Post
September 30, 2011
We see a script and some underexposed actors who were lucky to find each other.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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September 30, 2011
Uses its reversal of the standard roles in rural horror to fantastic comedic effect.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.8/10
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Neil Genzlinger
New York Times
September 29, 2011
A droll sendup of the killer-in-the-swamp genre that gets funnier as it rolls along.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle
September 29, 2011
Relying mostly on a single gimmick, the slasher comedy presents a high degree of difficulty for both the director and actors. Their earnest efforts keep the repetition from becoming ponderous.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
September 29, 2011
It's fast, it's funny, and it works.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
September 29, 2011
A farce of misunderstanding first, body-count nightmare second and at nearly all times a refreshingly upending horror-comedy bromance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Tirdad Derakhshani
Philadelphia Inquirer
September 29, 2011
Hillbillies of the world unite!
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press
September 29, 2011
Tucker & Dale vs. Evil is a Canadian-made horror spoof that delivers both comedy and gross-out thrills.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
September 29, 2011
It's a sometimes-hilarious send-up of slasher movies that buries a surprising amount of sweetness under buckets of gore.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Noel Murray
AV Club
September 29, 2011
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.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Brian Miller
Village Voice
September 27, 2011
Strikes an enjoyable tone of congenial gore.
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David Fear
Time Out
September 27, 2011
It's neither particularly funny in its desperate rural dumbness, nor is it much of a genre piss-take.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Kathleen Murphy
MSN Movies
September 27, 2011
... deft/daft mix of authentic feeling and sharp parody, belly laughs and visceral dread, makes Tucker & Dale vs. Evil a keeper...
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
September 27, 2011
"Evil" fails to triumph. Utterly.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Justin Lowe
Hollywood Reporter
July 6, 2010
Typical expectations are upended in the horror-comedy Tucker & Dale vs. Evil, Eli Craig's feature directorial debut and an endearingly cheeky tribute to suspense and slasher classics.
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Dennis Harvey
Variety
January 28, 2010
T&D offers good-natured, confidently executed splatstick whose frequent hilarity suffers only from peaking too early.