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Bernie Reviews

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October 31, 2017
Bernie is supposedly a black comedy but it's a tedious and remarkably unfunny one.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
September 5, 2017
[Jack] Black is hilarious, all towering tolerance that finally reaches boiling point.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 30, 2017
The Coen brothers at their very best could've made this movie. I'll bet they wish they had.
July 1, 2016
In what appears to be a possible first career dud, 'Bernie,' billed as a dark comedy starring Jack Black, falls far short of Linklater's normal standard.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5
May 3, 2015
Actual scenes with Black, MacLaine and McConaughey start to feel like over-acted interruptions to the documentary we'd rather be watching.
November 5, 2013
But the troubling question at the heart of this liberating, sunlit, deceptively simple but extremely complex and fairly formidable film is: should the law or the community itself decide the fate of its citizens?
September 8, 2013
It manages to feel unique and different ... It's funny too, which certainly helps, and is benefited immensely by a wonderful cast of big names and unknowns that help make this Linklater's freshest film in quite some time.
June 12, 2013
a well-rounded dramatic film taken from a refreshingly uplifting perspective.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 5, 2013
It looks like a southern gothic and feels like a particularly hilarious farce, but Bernie is not at all what you think.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
April 30, 2013
Black is a marvel as Bernie, reining in his usual manic persona to give his prissy, camp character an endearing sweetness but leaving what really makes him tick a puzzle.
April 28, 2013
An extremely amusing, socially accurate docudrama.
April 26, 2013
Richard Linklater mixes comedy, drama and documentary to tell a frankly outrageous true story, and in the process he also gives Jack Black one of his best-yet roles.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 26, 2013
It's been a long time coming, but it turns out Bernie has been worth the wait.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 26, 2013
Based on a true story, Black offers a surprising degree of depth as an assistant funeral director with secrets in a town where 'all of the widows had a crush on Bernie'.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 26, 2013
Linklater observes it all with an ironic smile on his face. But he's never patronising enough to sneer.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 25, 2013
I didn't find it very entertaining, but it is at least trying something different.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 25, 2013
Really impressive.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 25, 2013
Almost vaudeville in spirit, it delights in American social clichés and kinks.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 25, 2013
This is a bizarre and intriguing tale but Bernie remains essentially unknowable and the picture lacks big laughs.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 25, 2013
Far more fine shades and ambiguities than expected.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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