The Green Butchers

2004

The Green Butchers

Critics Consensus

The Green Butchers isn't exactly grade A, but this dark comedy carves some genuinely satisfying moments out of a story that finds genuine emotion in a gory premise.

63%

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Total Count: 27

83%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 5,579
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Movie Info

This black comedy from Denmark involves the exploits of Bjarne and Svend, two friends who go into the meat-cutting business together only to see their venture fail miserably. But when Svend starts experimenting with a strange new culinary concoction, business picks up -- but they find that getting ahold of their "secret ingredient" will be more of a challenge than they thought.

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Critic Reviews for The Green Butchers

All Critics (27) | Top Critics (14) | Fresh (17) | Rotten (10)

Audience Reviews for The Green Butchers

  • Dec 06, 2010
    The second out of three films directed by Danish Anders Thomas Jensen and my second favourite after ADAM'S APPLES. Equally dark, equally funny, equally unlikeable-yet-somehow-likeable characters (this time its two butchers butchering acquaintances to keep the business open). The plot is just as wonky as his other films, just slightly less unexpected. But thats a minor quibble, like comparing pigs to pigs when you love pigs. Just watch and enjoy, it's way past time the man directed another one.
    Lesley N Super Reviewer
  • Nov 06, 2007
    This is a huge surprise. I have to say that I believe this might be the first Danish film I've ever seen in my life. I'll be looking for more. A beautiful mix of dark comedy and the seriously elevating power of love. In the end, this is less a comedy than it is a moving portrayal of forgiveness in the wake of tragedy. Just a fascinating mix. I can't even think of a film, off the top of my head, where such an emotional blend is achieved in such an interesting way. Flixsters, this is a must-see.<p>NB: If you do watch this, be prepared to deploy a healthy willing suspension of disbelief.
    Lanning : Super Reviewer
  • May 22, 2007
    Best foreign movie around. Even though it was in another language, I laughed the whole time. Sven Sveat!
    Curtis L Super Reviewer

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