The 'Burbs Reviews

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May 1, 2019
One of the greatest comedies ever made. A sharp satire of American life in the '80s, when people were becoming disillusioned all over again after the '70s.
March 26, 2019
It fumbles at the last moment... but this is still mainly a pleasantly nasty delight that was strangely overlooked in the cinema.
March 26, 2019
There are a few genuine laughs along the way, but the story eventually falls apart at the seams and the movie's ending is patently ridiculous.
March 26, 2019
It's inconceivable that "The 'burbs looked good on paper.
February 21, 2019
...presents suburban expansion as a cheerier version of manifest destiny.
October 31, 2018
Sure, Carrie Fisher deserved a better role, but let's be honest-Carrie Fisher deserved a better planet.
May 9, 2018
Much more intellectually complicated than the average romance, Train to Zakopan may be heading to the expected destination but there's a lot to see along the way.
May 9, 2018
When it comes to the movies that get replayed frequently in my house, Joe Dante's The 'Burbs is easily amongst the top five on that list.
March 22, 2018
It benefits from Dante's inventive direction, but it's hampered by an insufferable character in Ducommun's Art as well as an unfortunate (if predictable) denouement that totally upends the sturdy theme and edgy moralizing that would have made this unique.
September 12, 2017
Also starring Carrie Fisher, 'Burbs is a hilarious look at suburban mischief pre-Desperate Housewives. Check it out.
March 2, 2017
A fairly disappointing flop...
February 22, 2017
The 'Burbs doesnit quite go the distance, but for most of its length it is a superbly inventive, insightful and funny black comedy.
February 22, 2017
Tom Hanks should forfeit his Academy Award nomination for Big, now that preview audiences have gotten a look at The `Burbs.
February 22, 2017
One of the most consistently overlooked movies of the 80s.
February 22, 2017
This movie was directed by Joe Dante, whose style has become increasingly broad and abrasive since he made the clever Gremlins back in 1984.
February 22, 2017
The script would like to be a horror film, a comedy and a commentary on suburban living, but it doesn't hit any target.
February 22, 2017
[Director Joe Dante] excels at this sort of thing and delivers an intriguing picture, even though it threatens to stray into David Lynch territory but ultimately cops out. Bruce Dern and Carrie Fisher offer fine support to the affable Hanks.
February 22, 2017
This black comedy is often hilarious, but is betrayed by an ending forced on Dante by the film's producers.
June 15, 2015
One of Dante's most enjoyable films.
January 28, 2015
Dated slapstick comedy-horror mix is silly but stale.
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