75

The A.V. Club

By Nathan Rabin
The new Burke & Hare offers many pleasures, chief among them the return of the Landis of old.
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70

The New York Times

By Neil Genzlinger
Those who care less about such stuff than about being entertained will find plenty to like in this ghoulish comedy, a droll take on one of the most notorious mass-murder cases of the 19th century.
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50

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
All of the actors are enjoying themselves, and the movie is stuffed with history, atmosphere and vivid characters. What's in short supply, though, is laughter.
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50

Variety

The film struggles to match the original Ealing's quality benchmark, and its unapologetically old-fashioned sensibility may have trouble connecting with contempo audiences.
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40

Time Out New York

By Keith Uhlich
The film doesn't come within spitting distance of vintage Landis, e.g., "Animal House" or "An American Werewolf in London." But at least it's not "The Stupids."
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40

The Hollywood Reporter

By Ray Bennett
A so-called black comedy that is more sort of dull, spotty and yucky.
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40

Arizona Republic

By Bill Goodykoontz
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.
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38

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
If anything, Burke & Hare is a slaphappy mess that recalls Landis's earliest work on 1970s midnight movies like "Schlock'' and "The Kentucky Fried Movie.''
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38

Slant Magazine

By Joseph Jon Lanthier
Broadness this indolent hardly even stirs one to antipathy.
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30

Village Voice

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.
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46 out of 100
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