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  • 40
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Walken is so funny, he almost makes you forget this flick is one joke stretched thinner than Calista Flockhart. show more

  • 75
    San Francisco Chronicle

    Succeeds because of the cast's communal vibe of arrogant stupidity. show more

  • 60
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    At many points along the way I wanted to wash my hands of Scotland, PA., but then this sly, silly comedy got me smiling again. show more

  • 63
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    That very curious thing, a Shakespearean happy meal. show more

  • 50
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    As Shakespeare adaptations go, Scotland, PA. is just a McNugget, but the actors help sustain the satiric tone right up until McBeth's lady finally gets that stain out the old-fashioned way, with a cleaver. show more

  • 75
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    The first half of Scotland, PA is by far the funniest, with witty dialogue, hilariously ugly period fashions and hairstyles. show more

  • 63
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    I have the curious suspicion that it will be enjoyed most by someone who knows absolutely nothing about Shakespeare, and can see it simply as the story of some very strange people who seem to be reading from the same secret script. show more

  • 63
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    Shakespeare purists may scoff and wonder what the point is, but Morrissette would probably shrug and say ``Why not?'' show more

  • 38
    Jay Carr Boston Globe

    Blurs the line between black comedy and black hole. show more

  • 25
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    Think about the worst movie ideas you've had in your life, the ones so embarrassing they make you wince. Now imagine this: a modernized version of Shakespeare's "Macbeth" titled Scotland, Pa. show more

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