Tucker & Dale vs. Evil

Movie review by Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 17+

Clever horror-comedy has decent message underneath gore.

R 2011 89 minutes

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 7 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 18 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 18+

Very Funny, Gory with heart

Really entertaining twist on 'teens in the woods' horror flicks. Lots of laughs and buckets of blood. The actors playing Tucker and Dale are very compelling and believable. Their charm really makes the film and you care about their story. The movie is basically a farce or a comedy of errors with each error resulting in a gruesome death. While the manner of the deaths is so over the top as to be funny, the biggest laughs come from the dialog. "Tucker and Dale vs Evil" excels at both physical comedy (the chainsaw scene for example) and verbal (explaining the situation to the police). Great movie. This film had a tremendous audience reaction at the Seattle International Film Festival. There's a laugh every minute.

This title has:

Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 13+

Kind of brilliant inversion of tropes

This has been one of my favorite horror movies for years. Just had the chance to rewatch with my kid and she loved it and laughed all the way through. I really take issue with there being no good role models though. Tucker and Dale aren’t perfect but they’re pretty great. I think what the movie really gets right is the sometimes violent reaction that ‘normal’ people have to people who are different.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence

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