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Burke & Hare 2010
R

  • John Landis
  • August 5, 2011
  • 91 mins
  • English
  • Comedy, Thriller
No Job Too Small. No Body Too Big. No Questions Asked.
Two 19th-century opportunists (Simon Pegg, Andy Serkis) become serial killers so that they can maintain their profitable business supplying cadavers to an anatomist (Tom Wilkinson).

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This movie is a lot of fun and such an easy watch! The acting is brilliant and the humour is spot on. The negative reviews are pretty pedantic in my opinion.

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I really loathed the ending... I'd never die for "love". (Unless its love you have for your child of course). Here it just felt like a cheap cop out.. "Hey I love you.. I'll die for you now. Just so that you can forget about me 15 years from now and screw other guys regardless, forgetting I gave my life so I can see you sucking some guy's junk."

STUPID!!!

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Loosely based on a true story the film hits a lot of the highlighs and is a lot of fun. Both Pegg and Serkis deliver strong performances. The supporting cast of Tom Wilkinson, Tim Curry, Bill Bailey and Isla Fisher are just that but what screen time they have they present well.
The film is directed by John Landis, his first in over a decade, however feels quite a departure from his earlier fare.
It's a dark comedy well worth the investment.

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