Brain Donors Poster

Release Date: 1992

DVD Release Date: October 26th, 2004

PG|1 hr 19 min

Plot Summary
A zany lawyer (John Turturro) and his partners (Bob Nelson, Mel Smith) try to get in on the money end of a widow's ballet company.

Cast: John Turturro, Bob Nelson, Mel Smith, Nancy Marchand, John Savident, George De La Pena, Juli Donald, Spike Alexander

Director: Dennis Dugan

Genres: Comedy

Ratings & Reviews

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  • 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]

  • 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]

  • 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

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