Tucker and Dale vs. Evil


Tucker and Dale vs. Evil (2011)


Critic Consensus: Like the best horror/comedies, Tucker & Dale vs. Evil mines its central crazy joke for some incredible scares, laughs, and -- believe it or not -- heart.


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Tucker & Dale vs Evil is a hilariously gory, good-spirited horror comedy, doing for killer rednecks what Shaun of the Dead did for zombies. Tucker and Dale are two best friends on vacation at their dilapidated mountain house, who are mistaken for murderous backwoods hillbillies by a group of obnoxious, preppy college kids. When one of the students gets separated from her friends, the boys try to lend a hand, but as the misunderstanding grows, so does the body count. Tucker & Dale vs Evil has been a hit on the festival circuit, debuting at Sundance, and winning the Midnight Audience Award at SXSW, the Jury Prize for First Feature at Fantasia, the Best Director award at Fantaspoa, and the Best Motion Picture Award at Sitges. -- (C) Official Site

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Critic Reviews for Tucker and Dale vs. Evil

All Critics (107) | Top Critics (23)

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

Jan 4, 2012 | Full Review…

Students of the Little Movie Glossary may find it funny how carefully "Tucker and Dale" works its way through upended cliches.

Oct 6, 2011 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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.

Sep 30, 2011 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

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.

Sep 30, 2011 | Full Review…

There's even a message under all the body parts: People are individuals, not just easy regional stereotypes.

Sep 30, 2011 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Essentially a student film offering nothing but absurdly contrived coincidence.

Sep 30, 2011 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Tucker and Dale vs. Evil


Loopy twist on the usual "inbred drooling rednecks in the woods" horror go-to wherein the horny college kids jump scare react to that expectation when in fact the absolute opposite is true. Kinda fun.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

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It is super nice to see how instead of being a one-joke movie stretched for two hours it manages to find new ways to surprise us and make fun of slashers clichés without seeming stupid or missing what makes it so funny - and it is very funny, with the bonus of also having a heart.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

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With originality to spare and two hillbillies that are actually likeable, the movie is enjoyable in theory but it's one joke plot gets old.

Kase Vollebregt
Kase Vollebregt

Super Reviewer


A very refreshing take on the old premise of kids getting into hick country and murdered one after another. As misunderstandings add up two kind-hearted hillbillies are mistaken for psycho murders and have to fight for their lives against bratty, unlikable college kids. That's gory, funny and tongue in cheek, fully aware of its own silliness. Very entertaining and bursting stereotypes with every step.

Jens S.
Jens S.

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