The Cottage
The Cottage (2008)

A criminal scheme gone wrong is just the start of a string of life-threatening bad luck in this darkly comic thriller. David (Andy Serkis) and Peter (Reece Shearsmith) are a pair of second-rate criminals who are eager to make a big score… More

Rated: R
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Genre: Horror
Release Date: February 7, 2008
DVD Release Date: June 3, 2008
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Critic Score: 72% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

lively if programmatic horror pic

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Lucius Gore

'The Cottage' doesn't have enough horror to satisfy horror fans and not enough comedy to satisfy everybody else.

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Scott Weinberg

Broad comedy and splattery horror are a pretty tough combo to pull off, but if anyone can do it ... the British can.

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Nigel Floyd
Time Out

Andy Serkis shouts a lot, as if raising the decibel level will compensate for the dire dialogue, while Jennifer Ellison displays more cleavage than acting ability.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

The degree to which the movie is redeemed by its impossible-to-anticipate third act is consequently quite staggering...

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Jay Antani

an expertly witty, often hilarious gorefest

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Ali Gray

The Cottage is a film that knows how to play to its strengths, namely making the most of its modest budget and not even attempting to break the B-movie glass ceiling.

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Bryant Frazer
Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus

The Cottage, against the odds, makes a better caper movie than gore flick.

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The Sun (UK)

It's a rural retreat to base jokes - and it needed to be a lot cleverer than this to make it a glorious retreat.

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Flixster Audience Score: 45% Flixster User Reviews
Stuart Brooks
Brit comedy horror and damn funny. Well worth a watch, turn your brain off and just enjoy yourself.
Dean McKenna
Hilariously bloody and bloody hilarious! This comedy-horror is like <i>Texas Chainsaw Massacre</i> in Britain as well as I like two rival siblings… More
Dead Angel
Funny yet scary horror movie. I like it.
Dean King
This is a very good comedy horror in the vein of Shaun of the Dead, Severance. Funny, gory in places with a good sense of British humour about it too. If you… More
Lewis C.
First things first. Reece Shearsmith's character in The Cottage was one of the most annoying characters I've ever encountered in a movie. All his… More
Brian De Guelle
Very funny movie with a big dose of gore throw in.Mixed up with the 1st part being a comedy cape double acted which leads to the horror slasher part next.Its… More