Black Sheep
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A genetic engineering experiment gone horribly awry turns a large flock of docile sheep into unrelenting killing machines in this rural horror comedy directed by Jonathan King and featuring special effects designed by Weta Workshop. When the death of his father and a stress-induced fear of sheep pushes him toward the edge of a nervous breakdown, skilled farmer Henry Oldfield leaves the family farm behind in a desperate bid to achieve inner peace. Upon returning to the farm following a 15-year absence, Henry discovers that his brother Angus has been performing genetic experiments on the sheep.… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 70%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The performances may be uneven, but the flawed characters are believable, the sheep surprisingly scary and the animal antics often laugh-out-loud funny."
‑ Nigel Floyd, Time Out
"Stunning vistas of New Zealand's rolling countryside aren't enough to carry this lame 2006 horror spoof about a lab experiment gone awry."
‑ Andrea Gronvall, Chicago Reader
"Brisk, rambunctious splatter-comedy"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"Pera ap' to concept toy, kai dyotreis eksarseis stin ekseliksi toy, par' oti fainetai polla yposhomeno to Black Sheep den ehei na dosei kai polla oyte sti splateria oyte stin komodia poy prepei na pantrepsei"
‑ Joseph Proimakis, Movies for the Masses
"Good, camp fun."
‑ Nigel Andrews, Financial Times
"This lurid lunacy from New Zealand is a horror-humor cross-breed of animal lore and giddy gore."
‑ Bruce Westbrook, Houston Chronicle
"The most gruesomely satisfying spectacle for hard-core environmentalists would be that of a group of foreign investors in the evil enterprise being gobbled up by a flock of rampaging sheep."
‑ Andrew Sarris, New York Observer
"Lush photography of the beautiful New Zealand hills combines with skin ripping mayhem and over-the-top humor to make one of the funniest of the new wave zombie satires yet."
‑ Ron Wilkinson, Monsters and Critics
"A raucously hysterical romp by some seriously twisted filmmakers."
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"Flock to this if ewe want a bloody laugh."
‑ , Sun Online
"Anyone lacking a taste for red meat will likely say bah to the one-joke juiciness of Black Sheep, but ovine enthusiasts will be licking their chops."
‑ Terry Lawson, Detroit Free Press
"...Black Sheep never rises above sensation and splatter, or goes beyond the one thing it does best: It bites."
‑ Bruce Newman, San Jose Mercury News
"It's a lively affair, extremely violent, full of black humour and what might be called shear terror."
‑ Philip French, Observer [UK]
"The farce maintains a rollicking pace and the performances are more accomplished and likeable than a film of this sort generally musters."
‑ Anthony Quinn, Independent
"The jokes don't quite stay the course, but writer-director Jonathan King generates far too much goodwill for you to mind."
‑ Tim Robey, Daily Telegraph
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