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4.0 out of 5 stars Better than a fried peanut butter and 'nanna sannich, Momma.
This is more than a fun comedy/horror flick--it is a meditation on the death of American legends...about the disposable nature of our attitudes concerning the aged, and the redemption one can find in "Taking Care of Business." Bruce Campbell deserved an Academy Award nomination.
Better than a fried peanut butter and 'nanna sannich, Momma. I give it 4.5...
Published on May 27 2004 by J. A. Greenwood

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3.0 out of 5 stars If you're having the guys over for a beer...
...this movie is good for some laughs. The premise of the movie - Elvis is alive in a seniors home with an old African-American guy who insists he's JFK, then a mummy comes in, etc. - is funny and bizarre, but after a while the crudeness of the dialogue, along with sluggish plot development, makes it into a B-movie, but that's where the beer comes in handy. The acting is...
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4.0 out of 5 stars Better than a fried peanut butter and 'nanna sannich, Momma., May 27 2004
This review is from: Bubba Ho-Tep (DVD)
This is more than a fun comedy/horror flick--it is a meditation on the death of American legends...about the disposable nature of our attitudes concerning the aged, and the redemption one can find in "Taking Care of Business." Bruce Campbell deserved an Academy Award nomination.
Better than a fried peanut butter and 'nanna sannich, Momma. I give it 4.5 stars out of 5.
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3.0 out of 5 stars If you're having the guys over for a beer..., May 11 2013
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...this movie is good for some laughs. The premise of the movie - Elvis is alive in a seniors home with an old African-American guy who insists he's JFK, then a mummy comes in, etc. - is funny and bizarre, but after a while the crudeness of the dialogue, along with sluggish plot development, makes it into a B-movie, but that's where the beer comes in handy. The acting is excellent, and it is technically well-done. Probably young teenage boys would enjoy this more than an adult would. I bought this because of the title, and watched it alone. Quite funny in spots.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Bubba Ho-Hum, July 6 2004
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Eric Trautmann (Lacey, WA United States) - See all my reviews
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Though the lead actors are game as hell, the script and direction could only charitably be labelled "adequate".
Crude, unpleasant, plodding, and repetetive, made tolerable only by a stellar turn by Bruce Campbell, and a lively performance from Ossie Davis (both of whom are FAR better than this material).
The visuals and direction rely on cheap, gimmicky camera work, and high school drama-caliber lighting and sound.
Blech.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Nice movie for a nap ~, July 3 2004
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tashpool "tashpool" (Tempe, AZ United States) - See all my reviews
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I have always loved Bruce Campbell's character and this movie is no different. But the overall feel and speed of the moive leaves quite a bit to be desired. I feel asleep 45mins into the story and began to doze in and out of sleep right through the rest of the movie as well.
If watching old retired elderly people talk about their once glorious life and battle a cowboy looking mummy are your thing, maybe you can stay awake a little longer and actually enjoy this film.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Worth Your Time, May 28 2004
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Those expecting the manic rush of Campbell's Evil Dead films will be disappointed, but that should not stop anyone from giving it a chance. "Bubba" moves slowly, allowing Campbell to actually show off some acting chops and giving the story here a chance to bloom. There are plenty of funny moments and hilarious one-liners to please fans. Considering the budget, this film is extremely well done and an obvious labor of love from everyone involved. Its success, as Campbell points out in the DVD's booklet, can be attributed mostly to word-of-mouth from his fans. This alone is proof of its worth. Had it been a poor film, the fans would have denounced it, but instead, it was embraced.
Be prepared for a different side of Campbell, but be willing to experience a fine film.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The Title Says It All, May 28 2004
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Melanie W. Hierholzer "flyingchina" (Tallahassee, Fl USA) - See all my reviews
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This is a really fun movie that has lots of Bubba and not a little Ho-Tep. I found it very campy and some of it was surprisingly creepy. The scene where Elvis (Bruce Campbell) battles a giant scarab with a bedpan was a hoot.
I loved the premise that Elvis was just tired of all the hoorah in his life and wanted out, temporarily anyway. But things don't always go as we plan in life and Campbell is very good at portraying Elvis' bemusement with where he ends up - in a ramshackle nursing home in Texas.
Ossie Davis as JFK is just wonderful. His room at the nursing home looks as much like the Oval Office as possible, considering the circumstances.
This is a popcorn movie well worth seeing.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Here�s the scoop, March 27 2004
This review is from: Bubba Ho-Tep (DVD)
The success of this film despite such a limited release strongly suggests that this DVD edition will be a top-seller. For some, it may even be there first opportunity to view the film. In fact, many people have already pre-ordered the item unaware of the DVD's specs. According to Fangoria the "Limited Collector's Edition" will include:
- Feature length audio commentary by Coscarelli (director) and Mr. Bruce Campbell (stud)
- Audio commentary by "Elvis" (Campbell in character)
- Deleted scenes (7 mins)
- A making-of documentary (20 mins)
- The "To Make a Mummy" feature = how the filmmakers created the mummy
- A reading by Lansdale from his short story, "Bubba Ho-Tep"
- The "To Score a King" feature = discussion by Coscarelli and Tyler (composer) regarding scoring of the movie
- The "Fit for a King" feature = piece concerning Campbell's make-up/wardrobe
- An animated Photo Gallery
- The original theatrical trailer
- An alternate trailer
In addition, the limited edition packaging will include a scrapbook with comments from Coscarelli and Campbell.
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5.0 out of 5 stars classic bruce, April 5 2004
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The plot is as silly as it sounds, but there is a certain pathos to the movie, a wistful longing for youth and the rueful woes an elderly man forced to rely on others must handle on a day-to-day basis, that elevates this film above it's b-movie aspirations. I certainly didn't anticipate walking into this movie expecting any actual insight into the plight of the geriatric set, but "Bubba Ho-Tep" (largely due to the quality of the source material by Joe R. Lansdale) transcends it's genre trappings and comes out a winner. I especially liked the attention to detail concerning the past lives of Elvis and JFK; there are discreet references to peanut butter and banana sandwiches, as well as less discreet displays of martial arts (..). The characters act as though you'd expect people with the pasts of Elvis and JFK to behave themselves, and it's this playing it straight when most films of this type would have gone for over-the-top gore and humor that makes "Bubba Ho-Tep" an instant cult classic.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Bruce Campbell does it again!, July 19 2004
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Tanya Shewmake (Richmond, VA) - See all my reviews
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Bruce Campbell does it again in Bubba Ho-tep. Even though it is completely different from his "Ash" character in the Evil Dead movies, his Elvis-impersonating character in this movie will surely gather a cult following. Just as we are used to, his one-liners and quirky sayings will keep you laughing long after the movie is over. The story line is pretty ridiculous, but what did you expect? I definitely recommend this movie.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Funny, off humour, Oct. 18 2010
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Great movie to watch with a group. Entertaining, a little off colour, fun, not-completely-predictable.
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