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Burke and Hare (2011) Movie Information

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John Landis


Isla Fisher
Simon Pegg
Andy Serkis
Tim Curry
Christopher Lee
Tom Wilkinson





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A pair of eccentric 19th-century grave robbers finds a great new career by providing cadavers to a medical school. -- Chris Kavan

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Leighann Paige 02/05/2016 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Burke & Hare attempts to tell the true story of two men who killed in the 19th-century so they could sell the bodies to science for money. The writing takes a more comedic approach and makes the two leads more empathetic to the audience. Unfortunately, the film is filled with cheap humor which grew old quickly, a forgettable score, and finishes off with a cliche and predictable ending. It's a shame too because the director and actors are known for being amazing in their craft. I think that the writing simply held the entire film back. Another few edits and a rewrite of the ending could have made the film shine. The cast and crew should get back together to make a better film but consider trading their writers for new ones.

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Matthew Brady 07/08/2015 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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It''s a real damn same that a director like John Landis can make a pretty terrible comedy like this, I mean I didn't laugh once during the movie and I didn't really enjoy it that much.

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GJ81 11/05/2010 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

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It's incredibly sad to see a film-maker with a handful of classic movies to his name, really mess up his reputation. John Landis has made a movie about corpses, and sadly this film is the ugliest one of all. A talented cast completely wasted and ridiculed by a terrible terrible script, full of 'Carry On...' style slapstick that rightfully grew tired 30 years ago. Struggling with accents and lazy direction, every scene fizzles out, gag after gag landing with a rotten thud. The less said about the plot the better. I can wholeheartedly guarantee that at the end of this decade, Burke and Hare will be in my 10 worst film of...list. Just awful.

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