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Burke & Hare Review

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  • 3.0

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  • 30

    out of 100

    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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  • 40

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Ray Bennett

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

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  • 50

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    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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  • 70

    out of 100

    The New York Times 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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