Burke and Hare
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Burke and Hare
Like Meow, its a minor but welcome return: Hopefully, Hare will do more for Landis than Meow did for Bogdanovich, but considering the projects less th ..
(Its a pleasure to watch Serkis, just off his latest motion capture triumph as Caesar in Rise of the Planet of the Apes, acting without sensors attach ..
The humour may be too broad in places corpse based slapstick pales with repetition but, for the most part, Burke and Hare is well timed and often funn ..
John Landiss first directorial effort in over a decade, Burke and Hare is essentially a series of multiplex ready clichs adorning a weakly scandalous ..
Its impossible not to wish that Burke & Hare were better, and there are oh so very many ways in which it might have been.Its a ghoulish historical com ..
This is probably more damning of the film which is so dull and stale that it simply stops without anything happening.
We Got This Covered
What a pity he didnt bring along a stake to drive through the heart of this witless drivel.
Maybe every generation just gets the Burke and Hare movie it deserves.
High production values and a plethora of cameos in Burke and Hare simply cant make up for a weak script of this magnitude.
The streets of Edinburgh furnish a properly sinister backdrop to this macabre business, but the film makers havent a clue how to make it work as comed ..
So to make it funny, the screenwriters both rewrite history and weave in a series of gags that are amusing but never hilarious.
Shadows On The Wall
This is a painfully dull film which is about the worst thing anyone could ever say about one that is supposed to be funny.Dont bother.
Urban Cine File
Landis cant resist a cheap laugh and the nudge nudge tone from performers such as Ronnie Corbett takes a little shine off what is otherwise a divertin ..
But while the picture looks fantastic, with a richly detailed period production design and a darkly colorful palette, it never manages to be very funn ..
Its principal defect is that it just isnt funny. Tasteless Yes. Vulgar Undoubtedly. But funny Not really.
Sticking too closely to that template (while tossing in lots of blood and cursing) yields a film that is sporting but forgettable.
New York Post
Burke and Hare is a waste of a good cast and a better story, as well as a hollow reminder of how John Landis seemingly has lost his touch.
Burke & Hare is one of those movies that looks like it was a lot more fun to make than it is to watch.
The cast are game but the script offers little assistance and is neither very funny nor especially gruesome.
The first trailer for John Landis Edinburgh set black comedy went online today, and it looks to be a fine return to form.
Its a horror film without the horror.In short, its stupid as hell and frankly, Im embarrassed for everyone involved.
John Landiss loving homage to the Vaudeville and Grand Guignol based humor of Britains Ealing Studios is a retrofitted black comedy filled with slapst ..
Hard core horror movie fans will also notice a few nostalgic touches.
While much of the comedy might have garnered a few laughs as part of a Two Ronnies skit back in the Seventies, here it feels dated, predictable and bl ..
Eye For Film
And it should come as no surprise that the man who hasnt made a good film in 25 years has produced another dud.While its not an offensively bad film, ..
Flat footed, tone deaf and finally cynical, Burke & Hare wont be sending viewers out on a comic high so much as on a wearisome low.
Dustin Put Man
This is one of those movies where, on more than 10 occasions, someone will stumble on a grotesque sight, roll their eyes and faint right there on the ..
The movie is simply too mild its neither very scary nor very funny.
Ar Kansas Online
Photo When an American director uses a bunch of well known English actors to tell a Scottish tale centered on two Irish immigrants, you might expect s ..
Missing amongst the blood, mud and heavy accents is any sense of humanity.
Matts Movie Reviews
While the script could have done better, theres still plenty to enjoy here you just wont die laughing.
What distinguishes British humor from American humor is that its more irreverent and less mean spirited at its core.
Nyc Movie Guru
But despite these and many other flaws, Burke and Hare is a film thats hard not to like, imbued as it is by American director John Landis with a charm ..
And there still museums with pay what you wish admission, if not every day, then on certain days weekly or monthly.You just have to know who offers wh ..
New York Time Out
Burke And Hare is sadly disappointing.Yes, its sporadically funny, but when it does make you laugh, its not out loud.
Standard Net Au
But a really good cast and good art design carry this film like a Hammer horror film but with more levity.
Landis is too out of practice. Im not sure 1981 Landis would have nailed it, but I know 2011 Landis doesnt.
Alas, despite some genuinely great performances from our leads, witty dialogue and the occasionally effective grim set piece, the film is a misfire of ..
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