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

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

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January 27, 2019
An inventive, intelligent and amusing take on a jam-packed genre.
January 24, 2019
Although it serves up laughs aplenty, the movie isn't devoid of genuine human emotion.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
January 23, 2019
It is an ultra low-budget Japanese film featuring a zombie apocalypse and it is often very, very funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
January 10, 2019
Shinichiro Ueda's zombie comedy is one that purposefully pretends to offer familiar zombie schlock only to rip the rug out from under us in an innovative, hilarious way. The level of detail is uncanny, and the comedy is equally matched by charm.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 7, 2019
At its core, it's a zombie comedy made on a low-budget but it is genuinely so much more than that.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
January 4, 2019
As much a repudiation of auteur theory as a tribute to the imperfect process of creation, One Cut of the Dead is a thrilling reminder that of the beautiful, vital lie that is cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
January 4, 2019
A genuinely clever and loving tribute to cinema at its most homemade.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 4, 2019
It's a movie that rescues the tired zombie trope - without insisting on metaphor or satire.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 3, 2019
One Cut Of The Dead is a true original, a fresh take on the zombie apocalypse drama and much more besides.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 2, 2019
It's an ingenious, chaotic and bonkers breath of fresh air in a genre rife with imitations.
December 30, 2018
For a movie about the undead, Japanese director Shin'ichirô Ueda's horror comedy is certainly lively.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 27, 2018
A celebration of bold new talents, unexpected genre mashing, and audacious filmmaking that leaves your mouth on the floor.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
November 16, 2018
If you want something fun and slightly cerebral to chew on while your own brains are being chewed on, One Cut of the Dead is the intelligent zombie movie you need.
November 16, 2018
An ingenious, chest-thumpingly affectionate tribute to imagination and ideas trumping money
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 14, 2018
Wildly inventive and endlessly unique, One Cut of the Dead is one of the most ambitious and entertaining genre experiments ever concocted.
Full Review | Original Score: 9.5/10
November 7, 2018
It's quite the fete to be repeatedly impressed by two halves of a film that are so aesthetically and narratively opposed, but also compliment each other so perfectly.
October 30, 2018
[One Cut Of The Dead is] smarter than it appears to be, is full of heart and laughs (and zombies), and is also a bit of a love letter to filmmaking.
October 29, 2018
Ueda's film goes on to indulge [its] curiosity in endless head-spinningly clever ways - turning a riotous genre treat into a full-hearted love-letter to both filmmaking and film-watching alike.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
October 20, 2018
Shinichiro Ueda's innovative horror comedy proves there is still nourishment to be sucked from the zombie genre, if it's seasoned with a little heart and brains.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 18, 2018
[It's] a refreshingly earnest film, with memorable characters and an unexpectedly sweet subplot that sees a father reconnecting with his teenage daughter over their shared love of horror movies.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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