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Bubba Ho-Tep Reviews

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October 17, 2003
As disappointing as the stale routines of most Elvis impersonators.
Full Review | Original Score: C
November 7, 2016
Despite having a fascinating set-up and an excellent turn from Bruce Campbell, Bubba Ho-Tep becomes a missed opportunity due to director/writer Don Coscarelli's inability to take advantage of the bizarre premise.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
October 30, 2004
the true horror here, far from being some middle-eastern revenant in a cowboy hat, is the indignity of disease, the anonymity of old age, and the inevitability of death
September 24, 2007
A mismatched marriage of offbeat character study and unimaginative horror riffs.
February 3, 2004
Coscarelli's wacky weirdness is too clever by half, and the hi-def video look is not a pleasure to behold.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 23, 2002
There are much more rewarding films to rent.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
September 24, 2007
Writer-director Don Coscarelli piles on unpleasant details and cynical asides as if they were the stuff of wisdom, though they seem intended to produce guffaws rather than thoughts
February 29, 2004
The moment the plot takes hold, this most likable film unmercifully dies.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
September 25, 2003
Ho-Tep is a punch line in search of a setup.
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
November 21, 2003
Bubba Ho-Tep offers plenty of tasty warped humor but doesn't have quite enough comic gas to become a cult classic.
Read More | Original Score: C+
November 7, 2003
This movie is exactly what you would expect once you know the premise - beyond silly with equal parts quirky and dark comedy thrown in the mix.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 30, 2004
Bubba Ho-Tep tries ineffectually to be both a lyrical character study and a darkly satirical horror flick.
| Original Score: 2/5
February 9, 2004
Campbell does a decent Elvis impersonation (thang you very much), but the rest of Coscarelli's goofy script feels like it crawled out of a B-movie crypt.
September 20, 2003
It's the sort of sophomoric exercise that will be appreciated chiefly by viewers already convinced they love it even before they've bought their tickets.
October 3, 2003
A one-joke horror comedy that rarely capitalizes on its wacky premise.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
December 8, 2003
Bubba Ho-Tep sounds more like a hip Saturday Night Live skit. Unfortunately, it also plays like a standard SNL movie, all high concept with little story.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
October 16, 2003
Coscarelli ... can't quite conjure a complete movie out the concept and stretches the material until its humorous conceits repeat ad nauseum.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 2, 2003
The best comedy ever made about Elvis, JFK, a soul-sucking ancient Egyptian and giant cockroaches ... [but] the film can't sustain the humor.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 2, 2003
Writer-director Don Coscarelli, maker of such potent cult films as Phantasm and The Beastmaster, fails to come up with enough incidents and action to make this overly leisurely picture the zany fun it means to be.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
October 8, 2003
Coscarelli, writer-director of the logy, fatuous Bubba Ho-Tep, is trying to will a cult movie into existence -- which, of course, never works.
Read More | Original Score: C-
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