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! :-)
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.