80

The Hollywood Reporter

A zinger-filled crowd-pleaser that open-minded Elvis fans (but by no means all) will have fun with.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

Surprisingly good as a quirky triumph of human spirit.
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75

New York Post

By Megan Lehmann
It's a credit to the actors, particularly the superb Campbell, that completely preposterous material can be made strangely touching.
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75

Premiere

By Aaron Hillis
A wildly creative amusement, thanks mostly to Campbell, whose weathered yet still-taking-care-of-business Elvis is alone worth the price of admission.
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75

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
As a satire and an off-the-wall comedy, Bubba Ho-Tep hits the bullseye. As a horror movie, it's less successful. Maybe we're too busy laughing to be scared.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Endearing and vulgar in about the right proportion. The movie doesn't exactly work, but sometimes when a car won't start, it's still fun to look at the little honey gleaming in the driveway.
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63

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
The film's good humor is often betrayed by its low-budget roots, however, as though it couldn't afford to be more original or ambitious than its premise.
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63

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Much of the film is sub-sophomoric, but Campbell and Davis give hilarious deadpan performances.
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50

Chicago Tribune

Coscarelli, the man behind the long-running "Phantasm" splatter series, can't quite conjure a complete movie out the concept and stretches the material until its humorous conceits repeat ad nauseum.
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42

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Don Coscarelli, writer-director of the logy, fatuous Bubba Ho-Tep, is trying to will a cult movie into existence -- which, of course, never works.
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57 out of 100
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