Black Sheep (2007)

Black Sheep (2007)

Black Sheep (2007)

The tagline reads: "There are 40 million sheep in New Zealand… and they're pissed off!" On a remote sheep farm a genetic experiment goes horribly wrong. The result is a comic-horror in the same bloody vein as Peter Jackson's early work. Essentially a zombie movie with sheep.

2007Rating: R13, contains violence, horror scenes & offensive language87 minsNew Zealand
ComedyHorror
13%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Sunday Star-Times

Sunday Star-Times

press

Black Sheep is slick schlock that might entertain if you haven't seen a horror film since the 80s. It feels like the overly manufactured product of giving a hack a million dollars, a Cinemascope lens, an army of Weta workshop drones, a producer with a keen sense of generating international box office mojo via New Zealand's currently bankable genre filmmaking, and churning out something that looks vaguely like a cult item worthy of festival market interest. It's certainly no Death Warmed Up or Bad Taste -file it somewhere next to the blandness of The Locals...

2.0
0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

Surely it's a sign of national maturity to have us telling sheep jokes against ourselves and selling them to the world. Black Sheep won't be to everyone's bad taste. But it's got plenty of it to keep us chuckling until that next Sunday roast...

4.0
0
Christchurch Press

Christchurch Press

press

So full of animal-flatulence jokes that you can almost smell it, Black Sheep has never found a farming joke it didn't find incredibly amusing. Sheep shagging farmers? The plot practically hinges on it...

2.0
0

This movie was only moments away from greatness or at least mediocrity. But we didn't even get that because three factors - comedic timing, the editing and the music - all consistently missed the mark. Why do the greenie/hippie/new age characters get all the good jokes?!

2.0
0

This was rubbish. Dissapointing, I wanted to like it, but its a one trick pony. Crazy, zombie sheep chase people, people run away, people get trapped, people escape - repeat 3 or 4 times. Film ends.

1.0
0

We want to like it, but if we're honest we know it's not very good. It's just not very funny, and not scary.

2.0
0
Sunday Star-Times

Sunday Star-Times

press

Black Sheep is slick schlock that might entertain if you haven't seen a horror film since the 80s. It feels like the overly manufactured product of giving a hack a million dollars, a Cinemascope lens, an army of Weta workshop drones, a producer with a keen sense of generating international box office mojo via New Zealand's currently bankable genre filmmaking, and churning out something that looks vaguely like a cult item worthy of festival market interest. It's certainly no Death Warmed Up or Bad Taste -file it somewhere next to the blandness of The Locals...

2.0
0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

Surely it's a sign of national maturity to have us telling sheep jokes against ourselves and selling them to the world. Black Sheep won't be to everyone's bad taste. But it's got plenty of it to keep us chuckling until that next Sunday roast...

4.0
0
Christchurch Press

Christchurch Press

press

So full of animal-flatulence jokes that you can almost smell it, Black Sheep has never found a farming joke it didn't find incredibly amusing. Sheep shagging farmers? The plot practically hinges on it...

2.0
0

This movie was only moments away from greatness or at least mediocrity. But we didn't even get that because three factors - comedic timing, the editing and the music - all consistently missed the mark. Why do the greenie/hippie/new age characters get all the good jokes?!

2.0
0

This was rubbish. Dissapointing, I wanted to like it, but its a one trick pony. Crazy, zombie sheep chase people, people run away, people get trapped, people escape - repeat 3 or 4 times. Film ends.

1.0
0

We want to like it, but if we're honest we know it's not very good. It's just not very funny, and not scary.

2.0
0