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Cooties

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1 h 28 min2015X-Ray15
Elijah Wood (The Lord of the Rings) stars as the substitute teacher Clint Hadson whose first day on the job at his new elementary school turns into a killer...Literally! A virus spawned from a diseased chicken nugget quickly spreads through the school turning all the children into a swarm of savages.
Directors
Jonathan MilottCary Murnion
Starring
Elijah WoodAlison PillRainn Wilson
Genres
ComedyAction
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Audio Languages
English
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Supporting actors
Leigh WhannellJack McBrayerNasim PedradJorge Garcia
Producers
Daniel NoahJosh C WallerElijah WoodTove ChristensenGeorgy MalkovSteven Schneider
Studio
NBC
Content advisory
Sexual contentviolence
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3.8 out of 5 stars

701 global ratings

  1. 46% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 18% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 18% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 8% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 10% of reviews have 1 stars
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LChPReviewed in the United Kingdom on 08 November 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
Appalling
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The first few minutes of Cooties filled with quirky lines seem to have been designed to purposefully mislead the viewer into believing that it is a clever comedy. Unfortunately it quickly becomes a pathetic and excruciatingly boring film without suspense nor substance and absolutely no opportunity to laugh. Elijah Wood must have really needed money to agree to star in a film insulting to anyone's intelligence and clearly meant to destroy everyone's fun. This film must be avoided at all costs.
L ShipReviewed in the United Kingdom on 14 October 2017
3.0 out of 5 stars
Has Nuggets that will make you Titter
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Supply teacher (Elijah Wood) tries to evade prepubescent zombie school kids aided by a motley bunch of stereotyped staff-room colleagues.

Being a comedy spoof there are some laughs to be had but after the initial forty minutes repetitive scenarios make the film seemingly drag.
It is a film in which the kids should be the stars but were rarely given proper acting roles when placed in front of the camera.
We were expected to get our laughs from watching children being brutalised or as the butt of crude language.

This goes beyond unruly kids. This isn’t St Trinians, and certainly makes [[ASIN:0995586802 School Anarchy: Bad, BAD, Children]] seem tame. This shares the same genre as child-killer movies such as [[ASIN:B00BJ6G4BI Come Out And Play [DVD]]], [[ASIN:B001HN6PP8 The Children [DVD]]], and [[ASIN:B0016FM79U Zombies - Wicked Little Things [DVD]]]. While those films are genuinely gruesome in which children have to be massacred in order for the ‘heroes’ to save their own skin, this movie makes a sick joke of taking murderous revenge over kids.

Even so, the film has nuggets to make you titter.
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Colonel DeckerReviewed in the United Kingdom on 07 October 2017
4.0 out of 5 stars
Kids v Teachers, who'll win?
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Another zombie type horror but with a different spin sees young kids get the zombie virus when an infected chicken nugget ends up in the canteen. The virus is then spread throughout by scratches and cuts and the kids go after the teachers. Elijah Wood stars as the new teacher and Cooties has a nice mix of gore and comedy. Characters work well off of one another and Rainn Wilson as the sports teacher really shines. There's lots of running around and screaming and it's clear that the cast had a ball doing this. No real bad performances and script for this type of movie is good, takes a few hits, but gets its job done in the end. Only real complaint is that the movie seems to just end suddenly, we could have easily had another 10 mins, but maybe that just underlines what a good film this is, very entertaining and never bores. Watch out for the movie references, Cooties is so good you could well just watch immediately again after viewing. Shame it went under the radar when released.
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Derek BurnsReviewed in the United Kingdom on 28 August 2021
3.0 out of 5 stars
What did you expect?
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I watched it on Prime Video. One of those things you notice when you're browsing through the myriad of films available to Prime (but you don't have to pay extra to watch). Rainn Wilson stars in this zombie film and so you know it's not going to be too serious. Elijah Woods plays a likably short character. All in all, it's worth watching if you want a little bit of a laugh and some slapstick, I suppose, with a few good one-liners from psycho, Doug (played by Aussie Leigh Wannell).
Bottom line: kids turn into zombies through eating infected chicken nuggets.
BenminxReviewed in the United Kingdom on 02 February 2016
4.0 out of 5 stars
A quirky, fun gross-out comedy horror
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This is another of those movies that surprises audiences with Elijah Wood's involvement - but once you've watched it, everything makes sense. The guy clearly has a nose for good material, as it's a richly quirky comedy, where every one of the teachers is a brilliantly fun character. When the faculty gets trapped in the school by the outbreak of a virus that turns kids into zombie-esque psychos, the teachers have to shelve their personal squabbles and deal with their odd personality issues as their already nightmarish students turn full-on nuts and start eating people.
The film is rich with funny variations on survival-movie and zombie film clichés, and Rainn Wilson gives a particularly brilliant turn as a hard-headed egomaniac sports teacher.
The film blends gore with absurdity in generous measures, and is filled with as many gross-out moments as laughs. For those who like an old-school comedy horror feeling to their laughs, this is a barmy good time.
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AmazonLoverReviewed in the United Kingdom on 12 August 2017
4.0 out of 5 stars
£3? Free delivery with Prime? BARGAIN!
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£3? Free delivery with Prime? BARGAIN!

***Small spoilers!***

I actually really enjoyed this. I'm not a massive fan of Elijah Wood and it's not of the calibre of say, the Scary Movie series, but this was a good film.

It may not have the best plot or a big budget, but it was quite funny. You certainly won't be bored watching it, it will certainly entertain you and that's the reason we watch films. Plenty of laughs and over the top cheesy gore that will make you say 'eww' whilst giggling.

The opening scenes might be enough to turn some people vegetarian.

I'm not sure why but the scene with the kid skipping with the intestines really made me howl.

Certainly worth a watch and for the entertainment value, the price is a steal.
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Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United Kingdom on 15 May 2021
3.0 out of 5 stars
alright
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some loud haha moments in there for me. been in the supply teachers shoes and can identify. honestly i watched this for Elija and it was nice seeing him in sth other than LOTR - he's great and all actors had good chemistry so felt relieved about that. fun also to witness millennials on the job running away from zombie kids.
John HReviewed in the United Kingdom on 27 March 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
This is one sick film and it will put you off school dinners forever
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After purchasing this movie, the beginning is one sick film, but this does and can happen alot with process food, I would have said it should be a 18, it's well worth buying it for a movie night but just make sure you don't have chicken whilst watching it or else you will go veggie, I highly recommend this film but not for children thou
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