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One Cut of the Dead (Kamera o tomeru na!)2019

One Cut of the Dead (Kamera o tomeru na!) (2019)

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Critic 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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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.

September 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.

September 12, 2019 | Full Review…

A genuinely clever and loving tribute to cinema at its most homemade.

January 4, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It's a movie that rescues the tired zombie trope - without insisting on metaphor or satire.

January 4, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Ueda's film goes on to indulge [its] curiosity in endless head-spinningly clever ways - turning a riotous genre treat into a full-hearted love-letter to both filmmaking and film-watching alike.

October 29, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | 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.

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