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Scotland, Pa. Reviews

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
August 8, 2005
... can't be dismissed as a vanity project
Full Review| Original Score: C+
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
February 15, 2002
I enjoyed the movie in a superficial way, while never sure what its purpose was.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
February 13, 2001
Its clever concept is almost all it has going for it -- and Morrissette seems a little too impressed with himself about the whole thing.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Brian Orndorf
Modamag.com
April 19, 2002
As flaccid and undistinguished as star James LeGros's period wig.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
March 8, 2002
Scotland, Pa. is a strangely drab romp. Some studio pizazz might have helped.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Staci Layne Wilson
Fantastica Daily
February 8, 2002
There's not nearly enough sound and fury; but it certainly signifies nothing.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Jeremiah Kipp
Matinee Magazine
February 7, 2002
Less about Shakespeare than the spawn of fools who saw Quentin Tarantino's handful of raucous gangster films and branched out into their own pseudo-witty copycat interpretations.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
David N. Butterworth
Movie Boeuf
February 26, 2002
There's extra cheese on this Big Mac.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
February 3, 2002
Walken is so funny, he almost makes you forget this flick is one joke stretched thinner than Calista Flockhart.
| Original Score: 2/5
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J. Hoberman
Village Voice
February 5, 2002
Does little to elaborate the conceit of setting this blood-soaked tragedy of murderous ambition in the era of Richard Nixon.
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
February 7, 2002
Too leisurely paced and visually drab for its own good, it succeeds in being only sporadically amusing.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
February 14, 2002
Out, damned flop!
| Original Score: 1/4
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Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
February 28, 2002
Sometimes smart but more often sophomoric.
| Original Score: C+
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
March 8, 2002
... plays like one of those lampoons put on by lawyers (and journalists), the kind that start out amusing and end up grasping for gags.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine
February 4, 2002
Scotland, PA is entirely too straight-faced to transcend its clever concept.
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
October 21, 2002
An uneven parody that sometimes amuses but just as often annoys.
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
February 8, 2002
One of those movies that one can appreciate more for the idea behind it than for the way in which it's been executed.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Charles Taylor
Salon.com
February 8, 2002
A joke that wears thin pretty quickly.
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
February 8, 2002
Flat and uninspired.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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