Adam Cook’s review:
Tucker and Dale vs. Evil is consistently amusing and surprisingly warm hearted horror comedy film that will no doubt find a growing cult following. The film does a good job of subverting the Hillbilly slasher sub-genre by both lovingly referencing them and poking fun at its more absurd elements. Although no doubt billed as a horror comedy this is very much a comedy and for the most part the film hits its mark. The escalation of the bloody slapstick is handled well and although all the events in the film are downright ridiculous the characters are pleasingly well developed.
For all the amusing moments of gruesome deaths the real appeal is the humour and warmth in the central relationship between Tucker, Dale and college student, Allison. The films plays with the Hillbilly stereotype but doesn't look down on the characters of Tucker and Dale as both are unlucky but not necessarily stupid. The budding romance is sweet and nicely played by Tyler Labine and Katrina Bowden and provides the real heart of the film. At only 80 odd minutes the film is the perfect length for such a story and whilst it might not satisfy those hoping for a proper horror film it should more than entertain those that just want a good time.