My Name Is Bruce - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

My Name Is Bruce Reviews

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
March 14, 2010
Smug, silly, and forgettable, this vanity project wants to be the next cult hit but really is just another vehicle for Bruce Campbell...
Nick Rogers
June 17, 2009
"My Name is Bruce" won't give you sugar, baby. Not on its budget. But Splenda works fine as a substitute for this Kool-Aid, which Campbell knows fans will happily drink. A little bit of purposefully lousy filmmaking winds up going a long way.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Beth Accomando
February 19, 2009
It's far better than any of the horror remake crap coming out and it earns its laughs honestly by actually intending to be funny.
David Edwards
Daily Mirror (UK)
February 19, 2009
I'm pretty sure this is his best effort in years.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
February 12, 2009
Pretty bad, but in a way, we'd be disappointed if it wasn''s all about Campbell, a limber linguist whose verbal sense seems straight out of the '40s, and a game physical comic. [Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Tom Ambrose
Empire Magazine
February 12, 2009
Doesn't really cut it as a horror or a comedy despite Campbell's undeniable charm.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Stephen Garrett
Time Out
February 12, 2009
Add two stars-or even three-if you're as passionate about cheesy B-actor Campbell as he is about himself.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
December 28, 2008
Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead II, etc.) jumps on the post-modern bandwagon with this refreshingly low-key and absolutely hilarious horror comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
David Kronke
Los Angeles Daily News
December 19, 2008
It's an affably goofy riff on the headaches associated with being America's most underappreciated actor.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times
December 19, 2008
Perhaps the best thing that can be said about My Name Is Bruce is that Bruce Campbell has in fact appeared in worse movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Reyhan Harmanci
San Francisco Chronicle
December 19, 2008
Light as air, My Name Is Bruce is good for a mild chuckle, not a belly laugh. As any Campbell fan knows, managing expectations is key to getting the most from his work.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Dennis Harvey
December 18, 2008
Cheerfully embracing his status as cult B-movie genre megastar even as he sends it up, Bruce Campbell's sophomore directorial excursion, My Name is Bruce, is a big in-joke of definite if limited appeal.
Stan Hall
December 12, 2008
It gets by on its concept for a little while but too often mistakes stupid-stupid for clever-stupid.
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Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times
December 11, 2008
Subtract Campbell from this movie's idiot-friendly equation and you've got just about any dimwitted horror comedy that's gone straight to video.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Sean Axmaker
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
December 11, 2008
As director, [Bruce Campbell] trips through gory gags and gallows humor with more tenacity than talent, while onscreen he mugs shamelessly.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
December 5, 2008
My Name is Bruce is spasmodically funny, but Campbell's counterpoint of cowardice and cockiness remains irresistible.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
December 5, 2008
Comedy/horror movies like Slither and the Evil Dead movies have already done this sort of thing a lot better.
| Original Score: 2/4
Austin Kennedy
Sin Magazine
December 5, 2008
Just know going in that this isn't some hip satire. It's a straight-up B-flick. If that sounds cool, then "groovy"!
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Brian Orndorf
December 4, 2008
A spirited romp of self-deprecation and beheadings that might not hold appeal to the ordinary viewer, but remains absolute catnip to Campbell fans.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Rob Gonsalves
December 1, 2008
It's light, unpretentious as hell, and as caustically amusing as the man himself.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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