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      What We Do in the Shadows Reviews

      Rarely does the movie miss a beat, and its cleverness shows itself in a host of ways. It's subtly subversive, subtly satirical, and openly absurd.

      Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5 | Aug 21, 2022

      What We Do in the Shadows walks—or hovers over—a darker edge, and that makes it funnier and aimed less toward mainstream audiences and more toward cult crowds.

      Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4 | Jun 21, 2022

      It may not be the absolute best of what this mashup of genres can provide, but it is still a worthy entry that will leave you smiling all the way to the end.

      Full Review | Original Score: 7/10 | May 27, 2022

      It's all too rare that vampires get to be funny. Thankfully, we have What We Do In The Shadows to fill that void.

      Full Review | Oct 20, 2021

      What We Do in the Shadows is comedy brilliance from start to finish, thanks to its superb performances - the entire cast are experts in comic timing and delivery...

      Full Review | Oct 8, 2021

      A Christopher Guest-styled mockumentary about vampires sounds only a little less obvious and opportunistic than a "found-footage" feature about vampires, yet Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi have managed to create a savvy satire that works beautifully.

      Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4 | Sep 18, 2021

      Just when you thought mockumentary and vampire movies had played themselves out along comes What We Do in the Shadows, a vampire mockumentary that feels fresh and funny.

      Full Review | Original Score: 4/5 | Feb 2, 2021

      The execution could use some refining, but the comedy elements are surely sound.

      Full Review | Original Score: 7/10 | Dec 4, 2020

      An endlessly entertaining mockumentary about an illusive household of vampire roommates. Time for first watch if you've not seen it already...

      Full Review | Nov 6, 2020

      It is a perfectly good piffle of a film.

      Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4.0 | Sep 27, 2020

      What We Do in the Shadows is a flat-out hilarious comedy...simultaneously droll and of the funniest comedies of the year.

      Full Review | Jul 18, 2020

      I know vampires may have overstayed their welcome in pop culture at the moment, but trust me when I say this one deserves your attention.

      Full Review | Original Score: B+ | Jul 16, 2020

      Despite the simple structure - and a crack at every obvious vampire gag in the book - the film remains highly amusing from beginning to end.

      Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5 | Apr 28, 2020

      Impressively inventive, and filled end to end with remarkably committed performances from some very funny actors and actresses, What We Do in the Shadows is the best movie I've seen so far this year, and the funniest I've seen in ages.

      Full Review | Apr 10, 2020

      Clement, Waititi, and Brugh clearly love getting to turn into bats and battling werewolves almost as much as they love poking fun at the absurdity of it all. Their low-key enthusiasm is infectious.

      Full Review | Jan 9, 2020

      Overall, What We Do In The Shadows not only sets the standard for a great vampire comedy, but also as a great comedy for 2014.

      Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5 | Nov 19, 2019

      What We Do In The Shadows is a remarkably assured debut.

      Full Review | Original Score: 8/10 | Sep 25, 2019

      What We Do in the Shadows does more than just erase the crap path these immortal suckers were on, it proves there are still stories to be told in the dark.

      Full Review | Original Score: A | Jul 30, 2019

      The performances are all winningly guileless, but the true surprise of the film is how realized their world is.

      Full Review | Jul 24, 2019

      Like Shaun of the Dead before it, this film respects the lore of its subject matter even while skewering it.

      Full Review | Original Score: 4/5 | Jul 20, 2019

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