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  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Like the best Marx Brothers films, Brain Donors has gags for the sake of gags. There's no pretense to plausibility. It's just layers and layers of jokes; some work, some don't. [18 April 1992, p.C3] show more

  • 63
    Chicago Tribune

    A string of slapstick sequences at the end of Brain Donors...finally unleashes its potential for subversive hilarity. But the wait is long and not altogether compensated by Turturro's smooth delivery. show more

  • 50
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    The movie is quick and breezy for its first half-hour, then seems to grind down to a deadened pace: The actors' routines lose their freshness, and the nonexistent story line becomes apparent. The jokes get worse, too. Fortunately, at 80 minutes, the film is too brief to drag. [21 April 1992, p.E7] show more

  • 40
    Austin Chronicle

    Turturro-Nelson-Smith come across as nothing more than three strangers with an out of synch, watered-down routine that flounders as a pale imitation of their hallowed predecessors. show more

  • 60
    Janet Maslin The New York Times

    Brain Donors is a short, reasonably snappy attempt at nothing less than a present-day Marx Brothers comedy, show more

  • 40
    Michael Wilmington Los Angeles Times

    It's hard to remember when actors have stepped into such a no-win situation and mustered up such panache: Turturro may be on a sinking ship, but he manages to drown brilliantly. show more

  • 10

    The title Brain Donors sounds like a horror film and for those expecting a comedy, it is. show more

  • 25
    Washington Post

    Producers David and Jerry Zucker have shown with "Airplane," "The Naked Gun" and "Top Secret" that they are inspired film parodists. Brain Donors suggests that they are clumsy plagiarists. show more

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