Two 19th century grave robbers find a lucrative business providing cadavers to a medical school.
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" The humour may be too broad in places -- corpse-based slapstick pales with repetition -- but, for the most part, 'Burke and Hare' is well-timed and often funny. "
" Unpleasant drivel that tries to make fun out of murder. "
" Rarely has the ratio of quality talent to dismal returns been as high as in "Burke & Hare,'' a macabre British period piece that's nowhere near as funny as it thinks. "
" To call it a black comedy is probably misleading: It's grey at best, and apart from a few scattered chuckles, it dies as quickly and gracelessly as Burke and Hare's victims. "
" "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. "
" A droll take on one of the most notorious mass-murder cases of the 19th century. "
" If it's altogether more cozy than American Werewolf, its ultimately upbeat charm is nevertheless pretty pleasingly fractured. "
" Where the script stumbles is in its absence of any especially funny setpieces or memorable lines. "
" The film doesn't come within spitting distance of vintage Landis, e.g., Animal House or An American Werewolf in London. But at least it's not The Stupids. "
" It's just scene after scene of two obnoxious people killing various other obnoxious people. "
" All of the actors are enjoying themselves, and the movie is stuffed with history, atmosphere and vivid characters. What's in short supply, though, is laughter. "
" Landis renders his Burke and Hare sociopolitically toothless and bizarrely insensitive. "
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