• R, 1 hr. 28 min.
  • Horror, Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Eli Craig
    In Theaters:
    Sep 30, 2011 Limited
    On DVD:
    Nov 29, 2011
  • Magnet/Magnolia Pictures

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Tucker & Dale vs Evil Reviews

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

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

January 4, 2012
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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Students of the Little Movie Glossary may find it funny how carefully "Tucker and Dale" works its way through upended cliches.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3/4

October 6, 2011
Keith Staskiewicz
Entertainment Weekly
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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 Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B-

September 30, 2011
Christine Champ
Film.com
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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.

Full Review Source: Film.com

September 30, 2011
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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There's even a message under all the body parts: People are individuals, not just easy regional stereotypes.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 3/4

September 30, 2011
Kyle Smith
New York Post
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Essentially a student film offering nothing but absurdly contrived coincidence.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 1/4

September 30, 2011
John DeFore
Washington Post
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We see a script and some underexposed actors who were lucky to find each other.

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 3.5/4

September 30, 2011
Ian Buckwalter
NPR
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Uses its reversal of the standard roles in rural horror to fantastic comedic effect.

Full Review Source: NPR | Original Score: 7.8/10

September 30, 2011
Neil Genzlinger
New York Times
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A droll sendup of the killer-in-the-swamp genre that gets funnier as it rolls along.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 4/5

September 29, 2011
Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle
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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 Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

September 29, 2011
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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It's fast, it's funny, and it works.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 3/4

September 29, 2011
Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
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A farce of misunderstanding first, body-count nightmare second and at nearly all times a refreshingly upending horror-comedy bromance.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 3.5/5

September 29, 2011
Tirdad Derakhshani
Philadelphia Inquirer
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Hillbillies of the world unite!

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 3/4

September 29, 2011
John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press
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Tucker & Dale vs. Evil is a Canadian-made horror spoof that delivers both comedy and gross-out thrills.

Full Review Source: Detroit Free Press | Original Score: 3/4

September 29, 2011
Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
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It's a sometimes-hilarious send-up of slasher movies that buries a surprising amount of sweetness under buckets of gore.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 3.5/5

September 29, 2011
Brian Miller
Village Voice
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Strikes an enjoyable tone of congenial gore.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

September 27, 2011
David Fear
Time Out New York
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It's neither particularly funny in its desperate rural dumbness, nor is it much of a genre piss-take.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 1/5

September 27, 2011
Kathleen Murphy
MSN Movies
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... deft/daft mix of authentic feeling and sharp parody, belly laughs and visceral dread, makes Tucker & Dale vs. Evil a keeper...

Full Review Source: MSN Movies | Original Score: 3.5/5

September 27, 2011
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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"Evil" fails to triumph. Utterly.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 1.5/4

September 27, 2011
Justin Lowe
Hollywood Reporter
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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.

July 6, 2010
Dennis Harvey
Variety
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T&D offers good-natured, confidently executed splatstick whose frequent hilarity suffers only from peaking too early.

Full Review Source: Variety

January 28, 2010
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