88

Washington Post

Tucker benefits from a sweetness not found in many of its peers, which unlike "Shaun" often lean too heavily on cynicism and gore.
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78

NPR

By Ian Buckwalter
The film plays by genre rules - explicit gore included - even as it turns them on their severed head.
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75

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
It's fast, it's funny, and it works.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

Craig's film is well-served by solid writing, brilliantly executed slapstick comedy, and nicely choreographed scenes of ultraviolence - not to mention amazing chemistry between Tudyk and Labine.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
There's no greater meaning to any of this, and the slapstick turns won't seem particularly ambitious to anyone who grew up on Bugs Bunny cartoons.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Students of the Little Movie Glossary may find it funny how carefully Tucker and Dale works its way through upended cliches. I though it had done a pretty complete job already, including the two or three chainsaws and the wood chipper, but I was much gratified at the end when a sawmill turned up.
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75

New Orleans Times-Picayune

By Mike Scott
It's fun, and it's funny, and -- the best part -- it comes carrying a "yeehaw"-inducing sense of a treasure found.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

An endearingly cheeky tribute to suspense and slasher classics.
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63

Slant Magazine

By Nick Schager
Flip-flopping traditional genre dynamics in a manner more cute than uproarious, Tucker & Dale Vs. Evil charts the Three's Company-style shenanigans that ensue when two West Virginia bumpkins cross paths with a group of camping college kids.
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60

Movieline

While it's not quite enough to fuel a whole feature, the premise of Tucker & Dale vs Evil is a slice of meta-genre brilliance.
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65 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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