What We Do in the Shadows


Action / Comedy / Fantasy / Horror

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 96%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 88%
IMDb Rating 7.6 10 102533


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Jemaine Clement as Vladislav
Taika Waititi as Viago
Rhys Darby as Anton - Werewolf
Adolf Hitler as Himself
1.23 GB
24.000 fps
1hr 26 min
P/S 16 / 102

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Andrew Pelechaty 10 / 10

Wonderful Vampire Mockumentary

"What We Do in the Shadows" is a fantastic New Zealand vampire mockumentary, no surprise considering Taika Waititi ("Thor Ragnarok" director) and "Flight of the Conchords'" Jermaine Clement are involved.

"...Shadows" is about a vampire sharehouse in Wellington, New Zealand - Viago (Waititi), Vladislav (Clement), Deacon (Jonny Brugh) and the 800-year-old Petyr (Ben Fransham) - filmed for a documentary. Their relatively cosy existence is interrupted when 20-year-old Nick (Cori Gonzalez-Macuer) is turned into a vampire and moves into the sharehouse, visited by his human best friend Stu (Stu Rutherford). Stu is such a likeable guy that the vampires - despite their hunger - refuse to eat him.

The highlight of the movie is the dry New Zealand humour (similar to Conchords') contrasting the fantastical vampiric lore, with Stu - who works with Geodatabases - teaching the vampires about computers and mobiles. Other highlights are the werewolves, with Rhys Darby playing the alpha male Anton - and the clueless local police.

Arguably the best vampire comedy since Leslie Nielsen's "Dracula: Dead and Loving It", "...Shadows" is a welcome contrast from the wave of more series vampire-themed TV series and movies.

With Waititi gaining recognition after "Thor Ragnarok", hopefully curious fans will check out "...Shadows". It's well worth it.

The good news is an American TV series is planned, so hopefully it does the movie justice.

Reviewed by realmuthaf 2 / 10

Is this supposed to be funny?

So I reluctantly decided to watch this film, that had oh such good ratings from critics and audiences alike. What did I see?

Well, level of production inferior to some of YouTube videos nowadays, for starters. Everything looks dirt-cheap with laughable effects and poor camera work. I read that the budget was 1.6 million dollars, yet it looks 1.59 million dollars cheaper.

But it's not just about the looks, right? It's a comedy, after all, it's the writing that matters! Well unfortunately the jokes here are pure sh*t mostly. It's all dirt-cheap puns about how werewolves act like dogs, so they smell and run after sticks. Or how these guys are vampires, so they can't wear silver necklases as it burns, and they bite people. Oh wow, my belly just hurts so much from all the laughter. There's also some unnecessary vulgarity, which doesn't really help anything.

The only reasons this was not a 1/10 are that were like 2 moderately amusing gags, and the whole thing lasts less than an hour and a half, so while it is a tedious bore, it's not as long as it could've been. I heard about this movie after its director and writer Taika Waititi (or whatever) was praised for "bringing his charm and wit" to Thor Ragnarok, which I'm yet to watch. Well if Thor Ragnarok has the same level of humor as this than it's likely also borderline unwatchable trash.

After the credits one of the characters says something along the lines of "You will forget the contents of this movie". I wish I did, honestly.

Reviewed by Wolfgang 8 / 10

It's a Clever Concept Executed Smartly and Packaged Wonderfully

When I heard that there's another movie about vampires, it won't catch my interest anymore, until this! It's so smart, the plot and storyline are simple but clever, it makes you want to know more about the characters and their lives (wait, they're undead, so it's supposedly 'deaths'). Each character gives more life to the story, their relationship is lovely. It actually portrays the basic basic things in life, but because it's another world, it becomes interesting. However, also thumbs up to the execution and packaging of the idea, it won't be as interesting if it's not done well. The documentary style, the dialogue, the whole of it is just nice to be followed. I can see how this will be easily a popular series if it's invested better. Seriously, it's so clever. You'd want to watch more!!!

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