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Tucker and Dale vs. Evil | 2011 | R | - 5.9.8

While two well-meaning hillbillies (Alan Tudyk and Tyler Labine) are vacationing at their ramshackle mountain cabin, they are thrown for a loop when a group of preppy college kids (Katrina Bowden, Jesse Moss, Philip Granger) attack them after a misunderstanding. Also with Brandon McLaren and Christie Laing. Directed by Eli Craig. [1:29]

SEX/NUDITY 5 - A man and a young woman kiss passionately. A young man tries to kiss a young woman and she pushes him away. A young man pushes himself on a young woman, kissing her on the mouth and licking her cheek and she cries (please see the Violence/Gore category for more details).
 Two men watch as a young woman takes off her shirt (we see her underwear and bra), and in the distance we see two young women wearing only their bras and underwear. We briefly see the bare back of a young man wearing boxer-style underwear as he swims. A young woman is seen wearing extremely short shorts. A young woman wears a cleavage-exposing tank top. Throughout the movie a young woman wears a shirt rolled up to expose her bare abdomen. A man's bare chest is visible when his shirt opens and moments later the man's bare chest is visible when his shirt is removed.
 A man ducks his head into the lap of another man and it looks as though the man is performing oral sex on the other man, as a police officer approaches them.
 A young man poses a crude question as to whether having a dream about performing oral sex on another man makes him gay, and several young women respond crudely. A man makes a crude joke about the size of his genitals. An older man jokes to a man that a young woman has an "amazing set" and makes a motion to mimic breasts. A young woman asks a man if he had been watching her swim in her underwear. A young man asks a group of young men and women if they would like to go skinny-dipping. We overhear a man reading a shopping list to another man that includes "lubricated condoms."


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VIOLENCE/GORE 9 - A young man leaps into a giant wood chipper, the man running the chipper screams as we hear the sound of bone and flesh crushing, and he tries to pull the young man from the machine while blood sprays from it, covering him and a young woman that's standing on the other side of the chipper (the young woman is later seen still covered in blood spray).
 Two men attempt to pull the legs and torso of a dead young man from a wood chipper (the sound of crunching bone and squishing tissue is heard), they are both covered in blood and one man screams and yelps as the torso and legs are freed and land on top of him (we see the chewed-up portion of the torso, including bloody internal organs), and the two men then drag the half-body on the ground.
 A young man with a weed eater going full speed runs into a room, he swings it around and hits the face of a young woman; blood sprays through the room, covering another man and a young woman (we later briefly see the young woman reach for help, and her face is a bloody mess of exposed tissue and gore).
 A young man runs from a man, believing he is being chased by a man with a chainsaw, and the young man impales himself on a tree stump (blood trickles from his mouth and we see the blood ooze from the wound and the bloody wood sticking completely through his torso); we later see several young men and women investigating the bloody body and one of the group appears queasy.
 A young man accidentally impales himself on a large sharpened stick when he trips and falls into a hole, and a man lying in the hole screams in fear as blood from the young man drips onto his arms and face (we see the young man spit blood as he dies); the man covered in blood later tells another man that the blood is from a young man that "speared himself and died right on top of me."
 A young man accidentally shoots himself in the head, blood and tissue sprays over the windshield of a car and two young women and a young man scream as they watch, while two men watch the young man shoot himself and shout.
 A loose beam of a house swings down and hits a police officer in the head: four nails drive into his forehead, he stands up and stumbles, we see four trickles of blood come from the nails and wood, he approaches several young men and women in a police car and then falls over, dead.
 A young man throws a lantern at a man, the man ducks, the lantern hits the feet of another young man, and he catches on fire as other people watch and scream; a young woman throws a glass filled with gasoline at the young man, he falls to the ground, one man remarks, "He's crackling like a log," the flames from the man carry to a stack of gasoline cans, two men and a young woman escape just before the area explodes and it is implied that another young man and two young women die in the fire.
 A man stumbles to the ground, a young man approaches him and punches him, and the man is later seen waking up, swinging upside down from a tree with his feet tied; the young man threatens the man with an axe held to his neck, and the young man slices the man's fingers (we see a spray of blood hit the young man's face).
 On two occasions as a young man tells several people a horror story and we see the following imagery: A man approaches several young men and young women and uses a saw blade to cut his neck (we see blood pour from the wounds); the man throws the saw blade at a young man, it enters his face and we see blood gushing from the wound; a man corners a young woman against a tree and shoves a sword into her throat and blood pours from the wound; a young woman running through the woods stumbles, gets back up, falls and rolls down a small hill as a man holding a pickaxe chases her, and we see the young woman's perspective go black, implying that she has been attacked by the man.
 A young man swings down from a rafter, he kicks a man in the face, knocking him to the ground, he throws an axe at the man and lunges towards him with metal pole, the man and the young man punch and kick each other, the young man holds the man's face next to a table saw, they attack each other with a chainsaw and a metal pole and the man throws the chainsaw at the young man, pinning him against a wall.
 A young man, his face bloody and burnt and his shirt covered in blood spray, ties up a young woman and forces himself on her, licking her face and kissing her as she cries; the young woman is tied to a giant wood saw mill, the young man turns on the switch as a man watches and attempts to untie the young woman, and she is slowly dragged closer to the massive saw blade (she escapes unharmed).
 A man drives a truck into a large tree, we later see the man waking up at the scene of the accident, another man is seen gasping for air, blood coming from a wound on his neck, and a man grabs his hand, he shouts in pain and we see two of his fingers missing and his hand covered in blood.
 We see a man's dead body being shoved into a furnace. A man discovers a dead body and shouts in surprise. A young woman opens a bloody rag to find two bloody, severed fingers and a threatening note covered in blood (she yelps and drops the fingers on the ground). A young man, his face partially charred and bloody, emerges from a burning building and tries to chase two men and a young woman in a car.
 A man throws a handful of chamomile tea in the face of a young man, he gasps for air from an allergic reaction and falls out a window. A man swings a shovel around and accidentally smacks a young woman in the back of the head; she falls over and we see the man carrying her unconscious body. A man using a chainsaw accidentally cuts into a tree stump filled with bees; the bees swarm the man, he runs through the woods shouting and we later see the man's face covered in bee stings and welts.
 During a short before the movie begins, we see a woman being hit in the head with a bat, blood is seen dripping from a man's head onto his forehead and we briefly see a man who appears to be missing some of the skin from his face and blood is seen on his forehead and cheek. A blood-covered man tells another man that a young man had thrown himself into a wood chipper.
 A man shoots a nail gun at two young men and a young woman, the man shouts excitedly, and we see one of the nails hit a car, causing the grill of the car to spark. A young man grabs a gun from a dead young man's hand and fires rapidly at two men who run for safety; bullets fly around them. A young woman is surprised when she catches two men watching her swim in her underwear, she screams and drops into a lake; she is unconscious as she falls into the water.
 Several young men and women scream and run as they watch two men loading an unconscious young woman onto a boat; a young man tells a group that he thought it appeared as though the two men were "eating her face off." A young man flips over a table, pinning a man under it, he then repeatedly swings an axe at the man's head, narrowly missing him as a young woman watches and screams. A young man with a chainsaw lunges toward a man and a young woman and he shouts threats at them while swinging the chainsaw in the air. A young man holds a dog at gunpoint and shouts at the dog's owner, threatening to shoot the dog (moments later the dog is freed by another man). A man narrowly misses being impaled by a sharpened limb being triggered by a trap set by a young man. A young man shouts at a young woman, grabs her by the neck and holds an axe to her face; he drops the axe when two men walk in the room and shout at him.
 A young woman runs in front of a fast-moving police car, the police officer slams on the brakes to avoid hitting her and she screams. A man shoves himself on top of another man, pushing the man to the ground for safety as a board with rusty nails swings from the ceiling.
 A young woman screams when she awakens in a man's cabin; a man approaches her and she screams loudly. A young man tells a young woman that he needs to burn a cabin to the ground, he pours gasoline around the cabin and angrily throws the gas can to the ground. A man holding a sickle approaches several young men and women, they act scared and a young man warns, "We don't want any trouble." A young man throws an axe through the air, it sticks into a tree, and another young man warns him that he was very close to hitting his face.
 A man tells another man to beat up a young man and the man responds that he is going to shove his boot down the young man's throat. A man tells a young woman that a young man is trying to kill his dog. A man tells a young woman that he thinks that her friends are trying to kill him and the young woman; the man then tells the young woman that two people had killed themselves. A young man surprises a young woman and she shouts at him for scaring her. We hear a woman's scream and see a woman roll over a chair. Two men tell a police officer that a young man "dove head-first" into a wood chipper and that another young man had killed himself by impaling his body onto a sharpened tree limb. A man explains to a police officer that he believes that several young men and young women are trying to kill a young woman who was unconscious after being accidentally hit by a shovel. A young man tells several young men and young women a story of the violent demise of a group of young men and women, saying that they are sitting on the ground where the people had been buried. A young man repeats a story of the violent demise of several people to two young women and two men, saying that his mother was captured, and that his father had been forced to watch, as she was tortured until he escaped but his father was then killed. Several young men and young women overhear a conversation between two men which they interpret as the men discussing how one was "beating" a young woman in a board game, but the group interprets it as the young woman being physically harmed. Two men discuss how they believe a group of young men and women are part of a "suicide pact" and are killing themselves and will kill another young woman. A young man tells a young woman that smoking is not good for her, and the young woman responds, "Dying isn't good for you either." A man warns two men that an area is "nothing but pain and suffering."
 Two men investigate a cabin; we see bones hanging from the ceiling and newspaper clippings concerning murders. A young man grabs a young woman's cell phone and smashes it on the ground. A man drops an open can of beer on his lap while driving and he shouts. Several young men and women playfully throw crushed cans at a young man's face, hitting him.


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LANGUAGE 8 - About 32 F-words and its derivatives, 2 sexual references, 36 scatological terms, 8 anatomical terms, 21 mild obscenities, name-calling (freak, a little creepy, hillbilly, stupid, nuts, big ole marshmallow, big fat idiot, morons, out of your mind, zero with the ladies, psycho killers, sick, judgmental, sucker, you have serious issues, hopeless, body perm, your kind, nasty, frat [expletive], Kentucky fried college kid), 7 religious profanities, 40 religious exclamations.


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SUBSTANCE USE - A young man lights and smokes a marijuana cigarette, a young man shows a young woman a marijuana cigarette, and a man jokes that he is "high on prescription pain killers" while laying in a hospital bed hooked up to an IV. Two men are seen in a truck with the passenger holding an open beer container and we later see the driver and passenger drinking cans of beer while driving, a man is seen drinking beer throughout the movie, a man uses cans of beer to wash his face and wounded hand, and throughout the movie young men and women discuss drinking alcohol and purchasing alcohol. A young woman is seen smoking cigarettes throughout the movie.


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DISCUSSION TOPICS - Miscommunication, biases, Stockholm syndrome, jealousy, asthma, revenge, self-esteem issues, self-doubt, mediation.

MESSAGE - Do not judge people based on their appearance. Miscommunication can lead to many problems.

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We've gone through several editorial changes since we started covering films in 1992 and older reviews are not as complete & accurate as recent ones; we plan to revisit and correct older reviews as resources and time permits.

Our ratings and reviews are based on the theatrically-released versions of films; on video there are often Unrated, Special, Director's Cut or Extended versions, (usually accurately labelled but sometimes mislabeled) released that contain additional content, which we did not review.


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