One Cut of the Dead (Kamera o tomeru na!)

2019

One Cut of the Dead (Kamera o tomeru na!)

Critics Consensus

Brainy and bloody in equal measure, One Cut of the Dead reanimates the moribund zombie genre with a refreshing blend of formal daring and clever satire.

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Total Count: 66

71%

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User Ratings: 17
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A cast of relative unknowns, a brilliantly disguised low budget and an epic, 37-minute opening single take makes Shin'ichirô Ueda's feature debut a bright, breezy and laugh-out-loud hilarious zombie comedy. A film crew is shooting a zombie horror flick in an abandoned water filtration plant, allegedly used for human experiments by the military. Just as the director browbeats his actors and demands more special effects blood, a real zombie apocalypse erupts, much to his auteur delight. Packed with meta-movie references as mocking as they are loving, this relentless takedown of the Living Dead genre is a total blast.

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  • You have to want to invest in his characters in order for One Cut of the Dead to really take off.

    Sep 13, 2019 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • A master class in endless narrative inventiveness and an ode to the resourceful and collaborative spirit of hands-on filmmaking, "One Cut of the Dead" amounts to an explosively hilarious rarity.

    Sep 12, 2019 | Full Review…
  • A genuinely clever and loving tribute to cinema at its most homemade.

    Jan 4, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • It's a movie that rescues the tired zombie trope - without insisting on metaphor or satire.

    Jan 4, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • [It's] a refreshingly earnest film, with memorable characters and an unexpectedly sweet subplot that sees a father reconnecting with his teenage daughter over their shared love of horror movies.

    Oct 18, 2018 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

    Katie Rife

    AV Club
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  • Drunk on its own DIY energy and deeply in love with everything it's doing, One Cut of the Dead is a euphoric ode to the chaos (and compromises) of genre filmmaking.

    Aug 6, 2018 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

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