Burke And Hare

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Released 1971

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Director:
John Landis
Released:
1971
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(1971) Harry Andrews, Yutte Stensgaard, Glyn Edwards, Kerry Nesbitt, Derrin Nesbitt. Wow! This terrific body-snatching thriller is a grisly horror film, yet also a marvelous, sexy black comedy. The best Burke and Hare film? Could be. Unashamed. Yutte is gorgeous, clothed or disrobed. Rated R for nudity and violence. Aka "Horrors of Burke & Hare." Color, 35mm.

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  • 70

    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 t...

  • 50

    Variety

    The film struggles to match the original Ealing's quality benchmark, and its unapologetically old-fashioned sensibility may have trouble connecting with contempo audiences.

  • 38

    Boston Globe Ty Burr

    If anything, Burke & Hare is a slaphappy mess that recalls Landis's earliest work on 1970s midnight movies like "Schlock'' and "The Kentucky Fried Movie.''

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Comedy, Drama, Horror, Suspense