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  • 70
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Melbourne-based brothers Cameron and Colin Cairnes show impressive discipline in their modestly budgeted feature debut, mixing gore and chuckles in equal measure and creating unusually fleshed-out characters that have the film knocking at the door of above-average splatter comedies like "Shaun of the Dead" and "The Cabin in the Woods." show more

  • 100
    Matt Zoller Seitz RogerEbert.com

    Don't see this movie if you have a weak stomach, or if you don't like movies that mix horror-movie violence and cornball humor. Don't see if it you're expecting production values beyond a couple of vehicles, a farmhouse and about twelve buckets of gore. Don't see this movie if your definition of a great or classic film is one that bowls you over with the importance of its subject or the awesome scope of its vision. Do see if it you want to be be reminded that it's possible to make a relaxed, engrossing, funny, sometimes scary movie on almost no money. show more

  • 63
    Chuck Bowen Slant Magazine

    One sees a film called 100 Bloody Acres expecting the requisite allusions to The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, but an homage to the best scene in Melvin and Howard comes as something of a shock. show more

  • 80
    Bill Goodykoontz Arizona Republic

    Everything is so bizarre and deadpan, the humor just sort of sneaks up on you, until you’re laughing without even meaning to. It’s a neat mix of subtlety and over-the-top bloodshed, with everything played with a straight face. show more

  • 60
    Mike Scott New Orleans Times-Picayune

    What the Cairns brothers have created is something rare for a horror film: Not only does it get the job done without making you want to shower after it's all over, but they've created multi-dimensional characters who inhabit a believable and expansive environment. In so doing, they've also created a bloody good bit of twisted fun. show more

  • 20
    Nick Schager Time Out New York

    It’s a film that’s about as funny and/or scary as a lump of sod. show more

  • 70
    Mark Olsen Los Angeles Times

    With a fun post-credits gag to round it off, 100 Bloody Acres is great summer counterprogramming for anyone who wants to unwind with a bit of bloody fun and goofball gore. show more

  • 60
    Village Voice

    Playing like a Down Under Elmore Leonard novel, 100 Bloody Acres features lucky breaks and quick reverses; a persistent soundtrack of Aussie oldies helps keep the mood cheery, despite a literal vatful of blood. show more

  • 60
    Jeannette Catsoulis The New York Times

    This fairly rote tale of rural ghouls and their passing-through prey has its own hick charm, mostly because of performers who never overplay their hands. show more

  • 75
    Sam Adams The A.V. Club

    At its best, though not often enough, 100 Bloody Acres is as mercurial as its central character, breezily offbeat one moment, spattered in gonzo gore the next. It’s as if the filmmakers ground the bits of other movies fine enough that it made a rich foundation for their own. show more

  • July 07, 2013 harveykarten
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    00 BLOODY ACRES Doppelgänger Releasing Reviewed for CompuServe by Harvey Karten. Data-based on RottenTomatoes.com Grade: B+ Director: Colin Cairnes, Cameron Cairnes Screenwriter: Colin Cairnes, Cameron Cairnes Cast: Damon Herriman, Angus Sampson, Anna McGahan, Oliver Ackland, Jamie K

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