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Based on 28 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 75
    San Francisco Chronicle

    Surprisingly good as a quirky triumph of human spirit. show more

  • 63
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    Much of the film is sub-sophomoric, but Campbell and Davis give hilarious deadpan performances. show more

  • 80
    The Hollywood Reporter

    A zinger-filled crowd-pleaser that open-minded Elvis fans (but by no means all) will have fun with. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Endearing and vulgar in about the right proportion. The movie doesn't exactly work, but sometimes when a car won't start, it's still fun to look at the little honey gleaming in the driveway. show more

  • 75
    Megan Lehmann New York Post

    It's a credit to the actors, particularly the superb Campbell, that completely preposterous material can be made strangely touching. show more

  • 75
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    As a satire and an off-the-wall comedy, Bubba Ho-Tep hits the bullseye. As a horror movie, it's less successful. Maybe we're too busy laughing to be scared. show more

  • 75
    Aaron Hillis Premiere

    A wildly creative amusement, thanks mostly to Campbell, whose weathered yet still-taking-care-of-business Elvis is alone worth the price of admission. show more

  • 63
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    The film's good humor is often betrayed by its low-budget roots, however, as though it couldn't afford to be more original or ambitious than its premise. show more

  • 50
    Chicago Tribune

    Coscarelli, the man behind the long-running "Phantasm" splatter series, can't quite conjure a complete movie out the concept and stretches the material until its humorous conceits repeat ad nauseum. show more

  • 25
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    Davis contributes his usual dignity -- not easy when you're playing a character who thinks he's John F. Kennedy dyed black -- but it's not enough to save this silly thriller-comedy. show more

  • December 20, 2011 buzzdaly
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    an amazing confluence of elvis, jfk and an ancient soul ******* mummy facing off in a nursing home is the basis for this incredibly engaging tale. bruce campbell and ossie davis show their outrageous acting chops in a movie that defines over-the-top entertainment. a must see for anyone ********** in bizarre epics.

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