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5 out of 7(71%)reviewers recommend this movie.
Customer reviews for (Unknown)
Review 1 for (Unknown)
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Bernie

PostedJune 25, 2012
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JGWTx1
from Arlington, TX, USA
Age:55 to 64
Gender:Female
Goes to the movies:few times per year
Dialogue 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Special Effects 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Art Direction 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Acting 
5 / 5
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Story 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Camerawork 
5 / 5
5 / 5
This is a hilarious movie on a dark and true topic. Jack Black gives an Oscar winning performance and the towns people collectively should win an Oscar for best supporting actor! If you liked "Greater Tuna," then you will love Bernie!
Pros well paced, great story, great actors
Yes, I recommend this movie.
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Review 2 for (Unknown)
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1 / 5
1 / 5

Started off bad...

PostedJune 17, 2012
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INDYDGW
from Indianapolis, IN, USA
Dialogue 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Special Effects 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Art Direction 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Acting 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Story 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Camerawork 
1 / 5
1 / 5
And just got worse!!! Very slow? We should have left once the popcorn was gone!
Cons slow
No, I do not recommend this movie.
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Review 3 for (Unknown)
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Wow! What a sleeper!

PostedJune 9, 2012
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prezgirl
from Texas
Age:55 to 64
Gender:Female
Goes to the movies:weekly
Dialogue 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Special Effects 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Art Direction 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Acting 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Camerawork 
5 / 5
5 / 5
My husband and I took a friend to see this...what a delight! Acting was great! Hilarious parts! Surprise delight! Don't know why this wasn't more heavily promoted...it will become a classic! We're still laughing the next morning!
Pros great story, great actors
Yes, I recommend this movie.
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Review 4 for (Unknown)
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5 / 5
5 / 5

One of the funnest movies ever.

PostedJune 3, 2012
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MountainKat
from Asheville
Age:55 to 64
Gender:Female
Goes to the movies:once every few months
Dialogue 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Special Effects 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Art Direction 
5 / 5
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Acting 
5 / 5
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Story 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Camerawork 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Loved the local culture and interviews. Great story with a different presentation. Laughed throughout the movie. Want to see it again. Great writing.
Pros well paced, great story, great actors, very funny, different approach
Yes, I recommend this movie.
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Review 5 for (Unknown)
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Small Town Texas At Its Best and Worst -- Based on a true story

PostedJune 3, 2012
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PedS
from Los Angeles, CA
Age:45 to 54
Gender:Male
Dialogue 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Special Effects 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Art Direction 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Acting 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Story 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Camerawork 
2 / 5
2 / 5
A gentle hearted funeral director played by Jack Black takes a mean rich widow as a companion. This is a funny movie in many ways. It takes its time to present to you the views of the people of the small town of Carthage, TX in the form of interviews where they tell you what they thought of Bernie the funeral director. For the most part, this is yet another story of a killer whose acquaintances attest to having been incapable of a such a crime. However, in this case they don't even believe it after he has confessed to having shot her 4 times in the back. And those who do believe that he killed her, think she deserved it and would've done it themselves. One even says that "several people would've killed her for $5." Indeed, the widow, played by Shirley MacLaine with her typical grace for characterization, is mean-spirited and abusive towards gentle Bernie. We see her abuse him and those around her many times. Where this movie fails is in showing us the breaking point where Bernie would've been justified in killing her out of temporary insanity. I supposed that's in part the message, that this is the true story of a murder and not of a justifiable homicide. This is a good movie, but it's not for everyone. I doubt any of the actors will be recognized with an Oscar, but they do good work and the acting was the most memorable part about this film.
Pros well paced, great story, great actors
Yes, I recommend this movie.
+1point
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Review 6 for (Unknown)
Overall rating 
1 / 5
1 / 5

Worst movie this year

PostedMay 28, 2012
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Cornell73MovieFan
from Bethesda, MD, USA
Age:55 to 64
Gender:Male
Goes to the movies:weekly
Dialogue 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Special Effects 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Art Direction 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Acting 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Story 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Camerawork 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Although the acting was good, there was no other redeeming value to the movie. I was relieved when it was finally done.
Cons slow
No, I do not recommend this movie.
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Review 7 for (Unknown)
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Surprisingly subtle comedy

PostedMay 14, 2012
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JoeXB
from New York, NY.
Age:45 to 54
Gender:Male
Goes to the movies:weekly
Dialogue 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Special Effects 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Art Direction 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Acting 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Story 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Camerawork 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Jack Black and Shirley McClain manage to pull off a miraculously credible tour de force of acting among many wonderful real people. Writing is first rate, and the balance of leaving reality just enough to make it work on the screen is managed by Linklater with real assurance. Very funny and wistfull: do not leave the theater before the credits end.
Pros well paced, great story, great actors
Yes, I recommend this movie.
+1point
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