1.5 - Starts off interesting enough with a decent premise and some clever comedy moments, but as it goes on its thin plot becomes exposed and as a result the film turns into exactly what it was originally parodying, a horror film. Unfortunately a real villain is introduced, complete with unnecessary family backstory, and finally we're also introduced to a romantic plot line that I didn't think worked either.
Hands up who loves a good ol' entertaining movie? Sometimes all you want and need from a movie is to be entertained - this is that movie! Fun, humorous, well made, no thinly veiled aspirations to be anything it's not, 'Tucker & Dale' is a solid piece of filmmaking in that most tricky of genres... the comedy-horror. It's on Netflix Mubists so do yourself a favour and watch it! :-)
I haven't laughed this hard in awhile. With great chemistry between Labine & Tudyk, hilarious misunderstandings, a story with some heart, and constant reversing of cliches this is one the best horror comedies of recent years. It does get serious near the end but I didn't mind as the middle section had me laughing so much.
a likeable riff on "shaun of the dead" with an endearing, romero-esque undercurrent of class solidarity. the cute-girl-meets-man-in-search-of-confidence schtick is pretty canned, but unlike your average apatowian, at least the protagonist isn't an unlikeable asshole. in its unassuming way, this movie actually does a pretty decent job of conveying charisma and friendship. a pleasant surprise.
Ive put off this film so many times but I finally caved and watched it over the weekend. I guess I really shouldn't have judged the film by just looking at the title characters, they were really likeable and this film is just the best horror comedy Ive seen in recent memory.
Super fun send up of 'the kids in peril' horror genre mixing backwoods conventions with comedic sensibilities. Mainly works due to the extreme likability of Tucker and Dale and a smart script that doesn't fall strictly into comedy or horror genre. Katrina Bowden well cast as the so-called abductee. Refreshing to see a film of this kind that doesn't run out of steam too fast. Those damn crazy college kids!