One Cut of the Dead (Kamera o tomeru na!) (2017) - Rotten Tomatoes

One Cut of the Dead (Kamera o tomeru na!) (2017)




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Movie Info

A cast of relative unknowns, a brilliantly disguised low budget and an epic, 37-minute opening single take makes Shin'ichirô Ueda's feature debut a bright, breezy and laugh-out-loud hilarious zombie comedy. A film crew is shooting a zombie horror flick in an abandoned water filtration plant, allegedly used for human experiments by the military. Just as the director browbeats his actors and demands more special effects blood, a real zombie apocalypse erupts, much to his auteur delight. Packed with meta-movie references as mocking as they are loving, this relentless takedown of the Living Dead genre is a total blast.


Critic Reviews for One Cut of the Dead (Kamera o tomeru na!)

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (3)

Drunk on its own DIY energy and deeply in love with everything it's doing, One Cut of the Dead is a euphoric ode to the chaos (and compromises) of genre filmmaking.

August 6, 2018 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

Opens with an unbroken 37-minute shot of monster mayhem before hitting the reset button and turning into a funny satire of low-budget genre filmmaking - and eventually becoming a charming family comedy-drama.

May 5, 2018 | Full Review…

The perfect antidote to zombie fever.

March 21, 2018 | Full Review…

A great little discovery. [Full review in Spanish]

October 17, 2018 | Full Review…

One Cut of the Dead is a low-budget masterpiece that's just waiting to charm you to death - then bring you back to life so it can do it all again.

September 27, 2018 | Full Review…

Ueda's bending of tone and style eludes conventional genre classifications, but all the elements mesh fantastically and coherently together.

September 25, 2018 | Full Review…

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