San Francisco Chronicle

Succeeds because of the cast's communal vibe of arrogant stupidity.
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New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
The first half of Scotland, PA is by far the funniest, with witty dialogue, hilariously ugly period fashions and hairstyles.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Funny? Yes, but in its slapdash way, it sounds nuttier than it plays.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
That very curious thing, a Shakespearean happy meal.
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Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
Shakespeare purists may scoff and wonder what the point is, but Morrissette would probably shrug and say ``Why not?''
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
I have the curious suspicion that it will be enjoyed most by someone who knows absolutely nothing about Shakespeare, and can see it simply as the story of some very strange people who seem to be reading from the same secret script.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
At many points along the way I wanted to wash my hands of Scotland, PA., but then this sly, silly comedy got me smiling again.
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New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
As Shakespeare adaptations go, Scotland, PA. is just a McNugget, but the actors help sustain the satiric tone right up until McBeth's lady finally gets that stain out the old-fashioned way, with a cleaver.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Walken is so funny, he almost makes you forget this flick is one joke stretched thinner than Calista Flockhart.
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Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
Blurs the line between black comedy and black hole.
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49 out of 100
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