Here's something you don't see every day: a genial, politically correct splatter comedy.
Ben Sachs, Chicago Reader, 2012-01-04
Students of the Little Movie Glossary may find it funny how carefully "Tucker and Dale" works its way through upended cliches.
Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times, 2011-10-06
At its heart, it's really just a one-idea premise stretched out to feature length, but the lovable duo of Tudyk and Labine and an endearing layer of sweetness under all the blood make it a fully enjoyable comedy of (t)errors.
Keith Staskiewicz, Entertainment Weekly, 2011-09-30
It's time we all toss our nine bucks into the proverbial woodchipper (don't ask me what proverb) and spit out enough money to make Tucker & Dale and other truly deserving, truly funny indie flicks a blazing success.
Christine Champ, Film.com, 2011-09-30
There's even a message under all the body parts: People are individuals, not just easy regional stereotypes.
Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger, 2011-09-30
We see a script and some underexposed actors who were lucky to find each other.
John DeFore, Washington Post, 2011-09-30
Uses its reversal of the standard roles in rural horror to fantastic comedic effect.
Ian Buckwalter, NPR, 2011-09-30
A droll sendup of the killer-in-the-swamp genre that gets funnier as it rolls along.
Neil Genzlinger, New York Times, 2011-09-29
Relying mostly on a single gimmick, the slasher comedy presents a high degree of difficulty for both the director and actors. Their earnest efforts keep the repetition from becoming ponderous.
Peter Hartlaub, San Francisco Chronicle, 2011-09-29
It's fast, it's funny, and it works.
Ty Burr, Boston Globe, 2011-09-29
A farce of misunderstanding first, body-count nightmare second and at nearly all times a refreshingly upending horror-comedy bromance.
Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times, 2011-09-29
Tucker & Dale vs. Evil is a Canadian-made horror spoof that delivers both comedy and gross-out thrills.
John Monaghan, Detroit Free Press, 2011-09-29
It's a sometimes-hilarious send-up of slasher movies that buries a surprising amount of sweetness under buckets of gore.
Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic, 2011-09-29
Strikes an enjoyable tone of congenial gore.
Brian Miller, Village Voice, 2011-09-27
... deft/daft mix of authentic feeling and sharp parody, belly laughs and visceral dread, makes Tucker & Dale vs. Evil a keeper...
Kathleen Murphy, MSN Movies, 2011-09-27
Essentially a student film offering nothing but absurdly contrived coincidence.
Kyle Smith, New York Post, 2011-09-30
Tucker & Dale Vs. Evil is too slick and too cute; Tudyk and Labine are terrific comic actors, but the movie might've been better served by less-recognizable faces.
Noel Murray, AV Club, 2011-09-29
It's neither particularly funny in its desperate rural dumbness, nor is it much of a genre piss-take.
David Fear, Time Out, 2011-09-27
"Evil" fails to triumph. Utterly.
Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel, 2011-09-27