John Landis' Burke and Hare has finally come to America, and it looks to be getting the same kind of mixed reviews it's gotten elsewhere in the world. Neil Genzlinger of the New York Times liked it, calling it a "ghoulish comedy, a droll take on one of the most notorious mass-murder cases of the 19th century." (Read more here). Jason Guerrasio posted a sympathetic interview with Landis, saying that " Burke & Hare proves he hasn’t lost any of the crass humor or gift for creating engaging characters that made him an in-demand director in the ’70s and ’80s."
But Jordan Riefe at TheWrap called it "a lousy basis for a good comedy," (read more) and HollywoodChicago.com gave their opinion in their title: "Unfunny ‘Burke and Hare’ Wastes Top-Notch Cast" (read more).
Lucky viewers in NYC and LA can judge for themselves on the big screen, but the movie was available On Demand in many locations, and I think we can expect a pretty speedy release of a US-friendly DVD.
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