An Alan Smithee Film: Burn, Hollywood, Burn (1998)

An Alan Smithee Film: Burn, Hollywood, Burn

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Critic Consensus: A witless Hollywood satire whose hammy, obvious jokes are neither funny nor insightful of the movie business.


Movie Info

After his egotistical producer hacks up director Alan Smithee's $22-millon actioner Trio, and the Director's Guild refuses to let him use a pseudonym (the only acceptable one is "Alan Smithee"), he steals the negative. Joe Eszterhas' Hollywood send-up features many star cameos.

Rating: R (For strong language and some sexual humor)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Joe Eszterhas
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 6, 2004
Runtime:

Cast


as James Edmunds

as Alan Smithee

as Leon Brothers

as Jerry Glover

as Dion Brothers

as Himself

as Michelle Rafferty

as Ann Glover

as Gary Samuels

as Sister Lumumba

as Myrna Smithee

as Gary Samuels

as Sister Il Lumumba

as Stagger Lee

as Aloe Vera

as Bill Bardo

as Wayne Jackson

as Attendant No. 1

as Attendant No. 2

as Allessandra

as Himself

as Cousin Andrew

as Photographer

as Big Lez

as Black Policeman

as Japanese Businessman

as Japanese Businessman

as Lakers Fan

as British Bartender

as Himself

as Himself

as Himself

as Herself

as Himself

as Himself

as Himself

as Himself

as Himself
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Critic Reviews for An Alan Smithee Film: Burn, Hollywood, Burn

All Critics (40) | Top Critics (10)

The level of humor could be called sophomoric, but that would insult most sophomores.

Full Review… | March 25, 2013
Seattle Times
Top Critic

A comedy without laughs, an expose without point.

Full Review… | March 25, 2013
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

What turns the witlessness rancid is the way the movie is saturated in the very corruption it thinks it's ridiculing.

Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

A caustic but under-funny "expose" of the venality of the motion picture business.

Full Review… | July 20, 2009
Variety
Top Critic

If you harbor an interest in watching so-called "industry smarts" autodestruct, this carries a certain morbid appeal, but that's about the extent of it.

Full Review… | July 20, 2009
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Burning is too good for such a wretched fiasco; only a surgical nuclear strike could suitably destroy what has to be one of the most enervating comedies ever made.

Full Review… | February 14, 2001
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for An Alan Smithee Film: Burn, Hollywood, Burn

Unfunny mockumentary.

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

Super Reviewer

Fairly funny faux-doc about a fake movie. Also contains an insane amount of cameos.

kenstachnik
Ken Stachnik

Super Reviewer

Could have been so much had it been filmed as a mockumentary rather than a comedy-pretending-to-be-a-documentary.

nuheart
Steve B.

Super Reviewer

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