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Bernie Reviews

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August 13, 2012
Richard Linklater mixes documentary with recreation in this bizarre true story, mercifully avoiding caricature and farce despite the subject seemingly screaming for it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
August 12, 2012
Richard Linklater's darkly funny mock doc is full of surprises, not least one star's terrific return to form.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 11, 2012
A unique work, a special film, a wonderful story, amazing characters; you'll watch the end credits with a big smile on your face
August 11, 2012
I loved every minute of this well-told and brilliantly created film that reinforces the complexities and incongruities of the human condition
August 3, 2012
Bernie is dark, unique satire heightened by blurring lines between truth and fiction and just about the funniest film I've seen this year.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 26, 2012
Odd duck comedy/drama casts Jack Black in a surprisingly new light.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 26, 2012
Quietly and consistently charming a real hoot with a terrificly nuanced performance by Jack Black.
Full Review | Original Score: B
July 12, 2012
The film is quietly unorthodox, but I can't think of another approach that would work nearly so well.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
June 14, 2012
Very funny and poignant true story.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
June 11, 2012
Very nearly a great American comedy with a profound thematic core...
Full Review | Original Score: 73/100
June 8, 2012
A wry true-crime story from Richard Linklater, looking again to his home state for inspiration, as in his early triumphs ('Slacker,' 'Dazed and Confused').
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 8, 2012
My research indicates that most of what you see is true. That also adds to the appreciation of this small, very, very, well done movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 2, 2012
With facts that are stranger than fiction and a story surrounding a murder that is often played as dark comedy, Bernie exists somewhere between an Errol Morris documentary and Fargo.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
June 2, 2012
Jack Black, in the greatest performance of his career, makes us see what the people of Carthage, Texas, saw in Bernie Tiede...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 1, 2012
... Black gives the performance of his career (so far).
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 1, 2012
Linklater's film may remind you of the work of others, but it's one of his most entertaining yet.
June 1, 2012
A weirdly wacky black comedy that's affectionately endearing.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
May 31, 2012
Black's showboat performance reminds us why we thought he was so special in the first place.
May 31, 2012
As Bernie, Jack Black is about as reined-in as you'll see him. Effeminate, emotional, generous and cuddly, he's easy to root for when push comes to shooting.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 30, 2012
This is a movie that is as strong as it is modest - as funny as it is sad. As wretchedly, thoroughly human as a work of art can be.
Read More | Original Score: 90/100
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