It's a Wonderful Knife

critic Reviews

, 54% Rotten Tomatometer Score
  • It's a Wonderful Knife takes an enthusiastic stab at holiday-themed horror-comedy, even if it doesn't cut quite as deep as it should.
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    Ben TravisEmpire Magazine
    Sometimes cheap but largely cheerful, this is a fun stocking-filler for horror fans — with plenty of heart to pump all that blood.
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    Kayla Kumari UpadhyayaAutostraddle
    But despite a few fun kills, a promising premise, and a few performances that really hit the right tone of the film, it doesn’t live up to those ambitions, a redundant and contrived script holding it back from true slasher glory.
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    Christy LemireBreakfast All Day
    It sort of lurches from moment to moment as far as being dreary and being inspired.
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    Alonso DuraldeBreakfast All Day
    I think it is solidly entertaining.
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    Alison ForemanindieWire
    It’s a Wonderful Knife is just the latest in a string of horror comedies making the same genre jokes Wes Craven did better in the ‘90s.
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    J. Kim MurphyVariety
    Long steals the show once again. His have-at-it fun and eerie eyes provide a manic glee that the rest of director Tyler MacIntyre’s oddly tempered slasher riff on Frank Capra’s Christmas classic could stand to match.
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    Dolores QuintanaDolores Quintana
    IT’S A WONDERFUL KNIFE is a slasher with a heart of gold.
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    Carla RenataThe Curvy Film Critic
    Although it doesn't take itself too seriously, "It's a Wonderful Knife"  is a quick entertaining watch to pass the time
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    Ian BuntingDaily Record (UK)
    It’s a Wonderful Knife has a lot to like about it, and takes a good stab at gory guffaws, however don’t go in expecting a festive horror classic ala the original Black Christmas.
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    Brian BisesiHorror Movie Club Podcast
    A confusing, unclever script leads this movie on a downward spiral. The scares lack suspense and the jokes do not land in this lackluster horror comedy.
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