78

Austin Chronicle

By Marc Savlov
It's smart; it's silly; it's – kill me now – shear terror.
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75

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
Horror buffs in search of a fresh take on the usual grue should embrace it wholeheartedly.
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75

Premiere

You'll laugh, you'll groan, you'll never buy wool again.
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75

Portland Oregonian

By M. E. Russell
It manages the weird feat of making a flock of sheep bounding across a meadow seem vaguely menacing.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
Never very frightening, but it's clever and fun, with a memorable amount of humor and gore.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Luke Sader
A giddily subversive addition to the age-old cinema tradition of the horror comedy.
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63

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Both the humor and horror are as broad as the side of the Oldfields' barn, but King and the cast are clearly having fun.
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63

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
This is a one-joke skit that trots in a straight line, and your enjoyment of it will depend entirely on how many times you need to see gonzo sheep rip out human entrails.
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50

Film Threat

By Pete Vonder Haar
Unfortunately, Black Sheep takes so long to get going and misses so many easy opportunities for classic comedy it has to be regarded as a noble failure.
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50

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
I did like seeing the (fakey-looking) sheep take flying neck-high leaps at various human throats, in scenes recalling the killer rabbit in "Monty Python and the Holy Grail." And I enjoyed the Kiwi dialects. And I suspect King's next film will be better.
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62 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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