Burke and Hare Synopsis
Two 19th-century opportunists find a lucrative business providing cadavers to an anatomist.
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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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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...
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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,...
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The film struggles to match the original Ealing's quality benchmark, and its unapologetically old-fashioned sensibility may have trouble...
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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...
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The Hollywood Reporter

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

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

By swinging between broad laughs and cheap pathos - Pegg's specialties as an actor, apparently - while avoiding the more fertile ground...
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Burke & Hare

By Drez_Digital
This is supposed to black comedy it's amusing in places but that's about it....


By fadingstarlite

Burke And Hare-Movie or Film?Movie in the Ed Wood Tradition(Roger that)

By grimesgolden1
Why make a movie about these hapless chaps without aps?Like Brit corpse movies,SweenyTodd,and The Wrong Box, it Got deadpan resurrection shuffle goin' on! It's a satire on Dickens faire we relive in...

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Rated R | For Some sexual content, disturbing images and language