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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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-
October 17, 2018
A great little discovery. [Full review in Spanish]
September 27, 2018
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 25, 2018
Ueda's bending of tone and style eludes conventional genre classifications, but all the elements mesh fantastically and coherently together.
September 24, 2018
Fantastic premise, cleverly constructed and executed ... The payoff is extremely rewarding. Very funny.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
September 23, 2018
There are good movies, there are great movies, and then there are movies that deliver joy to every bone in your body. One Cut of the Dead is all of those and more.
August 30, 2018
Audiences will leave this movie with a rekindled love - and appreciation - for cinema in general.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
August 22, 2018
Romero by way of Wes Anderson and Ed Wood, One Cut of the Dead is a fun-filled entry into the zombie archives. Come for the incredible opening, stay for the quirky humour and kitsch charm.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 9, 2018
Its key strength is to take the zombie genre and tip it on its side.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
August 8, 2018
The rallying spirit here is as moving as any 'Rocky' triumph, and it's compounded by the surprisingly sweet father-daughter story at the movie's core.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 6, 2018
The only thing more fun than the 37-minute single-take opening is what comes next.
August 6, 2018
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.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
August 1, 2018
One Cut of the Dead is a hilarious ode to creativity, family, perseverance, and the challenge of filmmaking, that's almost -- almost -- too clever for its own good.
July 31, 2018
One Cut of the Dead is one of the most ingenious deconstructions of backstage satire in recent years.
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