It's fascinating in an overwrought kind of way, and even though it was not filmed in Pittsburgh, it's still filled with all of Romero's usual touches.
Never scary or suspenseful, and only succeeds at being sleazy and unpleasant. It's easy to see why this stinker never got a theatrical release.
| Original Score: 3/10
Dark, ugly, violent, and bleak. Fun times for all!
| Original Score: 4/5
Bruiser is clearly meant to operate as both a social satire and horror flick, but it's effective in neither realm.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
The humor is vacuous and the story lacks subtlety.
| Original Score: C-
A fairy tale worth telling for Romero who, even in his minor failures, exposes by example the dearth of significance and heart in the majority of today's lifeless knock-offs.
| Original Score: 3/4
Bruiser may be a lightweight in the Romero canon, but he's still able to deliver the goods.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Bruiser is very adept at getting its point across.
| Original Score: 3/5