Scotland, Pa. (2001)



Critic Consensus: Though it's not as good as it could have been, Scotland PA shows cleverness at utilizing its premise.

Movie Info

What happens if you take one of William Shakespeare's darkest tragedies and move it to a burger joint in the early 1970s? The answer can be found in the satiric comedy Scotland, PA, the first feature from writer and director Billy Morrissette. Mac McBeth (James LeGros) is a hard-working but unambitious doofus who toils at a hamburger stand alongside his wife Pat (Maura Tierney), who has a significant edge in the brains department. Pat is convinced she could do a lot better with the place than … More

Rating: R (adult situations/language, nudity, violence)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Billy Morrissette
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 22, 2002
Box Office: $0.2M
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as Joe McBeth

as Pat McBeth

as Lt. Ernie McDuff

as Anthony Banconi

as Norm Duncan

as Malcolm Duncan

as Jesse

as Stacy

as Hector/Hippie

as Donald Duncan

as Ed the Cop

as Robert/Richard

as Frank the Pharmicist

as Lead Singer

as Joe McLeary

as Mrs. Lenox

as Guy in Band

as Joan McNulty

as Douglas McKenna

as Kevin `Tanman' McKan...

as Mrs. McGuire

as Andy the Homeless Gu...

as Jimmy McMann

as McStreaker
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Critic Reviews for Scotland, Pa.

All Critics (79) | Top Critics (29)

Offers more mild amusement than outright laughs...

Full Review… | May 20, 2008
Top Critic

It's a setup so easy it borders on facile, but keeping the film from cheap-shot mediocrity is its crack cast.

Full Review… | October 21, 2002
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic

There are some truly wacky parallels with Shakespeare's play.

Full Review… | May 10, 2002
Denver Post
Top Critic

It's simple, sizzly and very funny.

March 22, 2002
Washington Post
Top Critic

The fun is infectious -- the puns, in-jokes and referential asides will keep Shakespeare buffs busy and the rest of the audience entertained even as some punch lines zing over their heads.

March 22, 2002
Washington Post
Top Critic

A trailer-trash version of Macbeth that should be avoided like an Elizabethan pox.

March 13, 2002
New York Observer
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Scotland, Pa.


A bit bumpy in execution but an interesting take on updating MacBeth.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer

70s-tastic! Clever adaptation of Macbeth with modern kills, dynasties, and sexplay. Maura Tierney is hot.

Alice Shen

Super Reviewer

Terrible. This goes to show that Christopher Walken really will do anything he is offered. It also proves that Andy Dick must die. Only good part: McBeth shoves a hamburger in vegetarian Walkens mouth as he tries to kill him.

Curtis Lilly

Super Reviewer

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