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Burke and Hare

Overview


Genre :

Comedy, Thriller

Release Date :

September 09, 2011 (Limited)

MPAA Rating :

R

Director :

John Landis

Starring :

Simon Pegg, Andy Serkis, Isla Fisher, Tom Wilkinson, Tim Curry, Christopher Lee, Hugh Bonneville, Allan Corduner, Jessica Hynes, David Schofield, David Hayman

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  Be the 1st!

“..witless drivel..”
by Ray Bennett [Hollywood Reporter]
“..to call it a black comedy is probably misleading: It's grey at best, and apart from a few scattered chuckles, it dies as quickly and gracelessly as Burke and Hare's victims..”
Review rate : B

“..the new Burke & Hare offers many pleasures, chief among them the return of the Landis of old..”
by Nathan Rabin [AV Club]
1.5 of 4

“..the misfortune in this loping cadence is that the movie's stereotypes aren't made buffoonish enough to be gawked at..”
by Joseph Jon Lanthier [Slant Magazine]
4 of 5

“..Landis' retelling, from a pretty clever script by Nick Moorcroft and Piers Ashworth, makes the title duo a couple of lovable ne'er-do-wells who happen upon homicide for profit more or less by accident..”
by Glenn Kenny [MSN Movies]
“..its unapologetically old-fashioned sensibility may have trouble connecting with contempo auds..”
by Charles Gant [Variety]
“..by swinging between broad laughs and cheap pathos-Pegg's specialties as an actor, apparently-while avoiding the more fertile ground between, Landis renders his Burke and Hare sociopolitically toothless and bizarrely insensitive..”
by Mark Holcomb [Village Voice]
2.5 of 5

“..a nasty movie without any bite, a comedy that depicts gruesome acts with glee, but doesn't mine any real satirical humor from them..”
by Josh Bell [Filmcritic.com]

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