Scotland, Pa. Reviews

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David Rooney
Variety
May 20, 2008
Offers more mild amusement than outright laughs...
Ron Wells
Film Threat
December 6, 2005
This should have been a black comic masterpiece.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
August 8, 2005
... can't be dismissed as a vanity project
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Stephen Farber
Movieline
December 2, 2002
A slyly macabre fantasia that works on its own demented terms.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
October 23, 2002
It's as nourishing as a Big Mac with fries.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
L.A. Weekly
October 21, 2002
It's a setup so easy it borders on facile, but keeping the film from cheap-shot mediocrity is its crack cast.
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
October 21, 2002
An uneven parody that sometimes amuses but just as often annoys.
Paul Salfen
Supercala.com
July 9, 2002
Quite possibly the best "modernizing" of a Shakespeare tale in recent memory.
July 1, 2002
McBeth's personal karmageddon builds with comedy and tragedy in equal measure, without being as long as the original.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
John Venable
Supercala.com
June 28, 2002
Very clever writing and great casting make this a comedy that's fun to watch even if you're not familiar with the source material.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.5/10
Edward Havens
FilmJerk.com
June 17, 2002
If you keep a list of films you want to see one way or another, you would be doing yourself a service by keeping this film high up on that list.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Jeffrey Bruner
Des Moines Register
June 7, 2002
It's not exactly a gourmet meal but the fare is fair, even coming from the drive-thru.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Steven Rosen
Denver Post
May 10, 2002
There are some truly wacky parallels with Shakespeare's play.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
James Hebert
San Diego Union-Tribune
April 26, 2002
Underachieves only in not taking the Shakespeare parallels quite far enough.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Sue Pierman
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
April 25, 2002
The combined talents of cast and crew create a new take on an enduring drama that pairs nicely with a side order of kitsch.
| Original Score: 3/4
Brian Orndorf
Modamag.com
April 19, 2002
As flaccid and undistinguished as star James LeGros's period wig.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
April 11, 2002
This spawn of William Shakespeare and Ray Kroc has more fun with [the] thin premise than you might expect, mostly because of Maura Tierney.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Kim Morgan
Oregonian
April 5, 2002
A disappointment for those who love alternate versions of the Bard, particularly ones that involve deep fryers and hamburgers.
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
March 22, 2002
It's simple, sizzly and very funny.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
March 22, 2002
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.
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