• Guido Arteaga

    ★★★★★ Added by Guido Arteaga

    A delightful comedy! The perfect role for Jack Black.

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  • Eric Hatch

    Added by Eric Hatch

    Audiences watch Jack Black age a disappointing 22 days over the course of this short-sighted Richard Linklater production.

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  • Gramercy Riff

    ★★★ Watched by Gramercy Riff 01 Mar, 2015

    You cannot have grief tragically becoming a comedy, according to Bernie. I bet Linklater had a laugh writing that line. Remarkable and slightly funny, this black comedy with a touch of docudrama about a man so popular and a woman so hated, that murder seems righteous in the eyes of the gossipping townspeople. Black is quite good as the lead. A bit too quirky at first, but later on a man of flesh and blood, with guilt and shame written all over his face. Never hilarious, never magnificent, but Bernie's reputation and shenanigans are odd enough to keep the attention.

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  • Dayln Shelton

    ★★★★ Added by Dayln Shelton

    Great movie

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  • JedidiahAyres

    Added by JedidiahAyres

    You've seen the trailer for this one, too, huh? Yeah, it's another true story with the whole plot offered up in the advertising, but what makes Bernie so worth watching is the performance from Jack Black. Such a soulful, restrained turn as the enigmatic con-man? (Gigilo? Man-child? Conniver?) Killer. Whether he's out for the money the whole time or really the salt of the earth pushed too far, Bernie is one of the most memorable and complex characters of the year, and Black's rendering ought to win him some major recognition.

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  • Luke Grima

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Luke Grima 24 Feb, 2015

    Still Jack Black's finest performance.

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  • Herman_Blume

    ★★★½ Watched by Herman_Blume 23 Feb, 2015

    An odd little film, whimsical and broad but also humane and well observed. Linklater clearly has a great deal of regard for the down-home language of his fellow Texans, interviewed throughout in amusing vox pops.

    In fact the whole thing is filmed with a perfectly judged lightness of touch and just the right tone for the idiosyncratic material.

    Jack Black has never been funnier and Shirley Maclaine has a lovely turn as a miserly widow. But it is the townspeople…

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  • thealmightyG

    ★★★ Watched by thealmightyG 22 Feb, 2015

    Very meh! It's an interesting story but the film doesn't really tell it that well. It wasn't very engaging.

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  • James

    ★★★½ Rewatched by James 12 Feb, 2015

    homo sum, humani nihil a me alienum puto

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  • BigReid

    ★★★½ Watched by BigReid 15 Feb, 2015

    Jack Black...Amazingly funny

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  • Zackrei

    ★★ Added by Zackrei

    Crazy weird and formatted like a TV special on the subject. Watchable only because Jack Black is actually great in it.

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  • Antonio Quintero

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Antonio Quintero 14 Feb, 2015

    I am still torn about this case, the guy was a really good guy; but he did took a innocent life. Jack Black should have gotten an Oscar nomination for this role.

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