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What We Do in the Shadows

Film (Trailer) – 2014

R13
Restricted
Yeah of course he looks delicious with his big red cheeks, but we've all got an agreement that we're not going to eat Stu. Right?
– Viago (Taika Waititi)
A very funny Kiwi take on vampire lore and its application to the modern world ... anyone intending to hop on this particular subgenre bandwagon has a hard act to follow.
– Hollywood Reporter reviewer John DeFore, after seeing the film at the Sundance Film Festival, 20 January 2014
...it gets its humour from wry observation, a lovely sense of the everyday absurd, and an underlying poignancy that connects us in surprising ways to fantastical characters. By combining two of recent cinema's most overused tropes, Clement and Waititi have made something idiosyncratic, unique, and utterly Kiwi. Bravo.
– Graeme Tuckett in The Dominion Post, 21 June 2014
...it’s the best comedy of the year ... The rigour with which their hideous and crepuscular world is imagined, combined with the continuous flow of top-quality gags, makes this a treat from first to last.
– Peter Bradshaw in a five star review in The Guardian, 20 November 2014

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