• Joshua LF

    ★★★★ Watched by Joshua LF 28 Mar, 2015

    4 years before Richard Linklater's critical hit Boyhood would leave the 87th Academy Awards with less Oscars than Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland, Linklater would be snubbed entirely from the ceremony for his dark comedy, Bernie. The quirky Jack Black vehicle is based on the unbelievable true story of murderer Bernhardt "Bernie" Tiede - a man in Carthage, Texas who was extremely beloved by the community; even after his crime was discovered.

    The story is told almost entirely though interviews…

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  • waynewebb

    ★★★★★ Watched by waynewebb 28 Mar, 2015

    Perfectly balanced and crafted blurring of fact, fiction and relative morality.

    Jack Black is over the top and unbelievable, but the incorporation of the real people in Bernie's life you quickly accept it and begin to understand how strange and sweet these people are.

    Because it makes no sense but it makes perfect sense to this town in this place with these people.

    Pitch perfect and I could not tear my eyes or ears away from it.

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  • Cory

    ★★★½ Watched by Cory 27 Mar, 2015

    Great performances, especially Jack Black! I can't believe this is a true story...

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  • Johann Rucker

    ★★★½ Rewatched by Johann Rucker 24 Mar, 2015

    Jack Black offers a great and layered performance as the titular serial killer, and Richard Linklater directs from a wonderful script, but Bernie doesn't ever really bite. It's chock-full of very awesome Texas-centric humor, but again, it feels harmless.

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  • Daniel Scarpati

    ★★★★★ Added by Daniel Scarpati

    An incredibly well told story by Linklater, with memorable performances by an all star cast. The music, images, locations and series of events in this film stick with you for quite a while after viewing... "Looord lifted meee!"

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  • Austin Loudenslager

    ★★★★ Added by Austin Loudenslager

    'Bernie' will never get mentioned in the Linklater canon, I'm afraid, but I'll let you in on a secret: it's one of his best films.

    If you poo-poo on Jack Black as a non-serious actor, seeing this should shut you up.

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  • alittledavetime

    ★★★★ Watched by alittledavetime 21 Mar, 2015

    very well made Richard Linklater film about a bizarre true life East Texas murder. The Bernie of the title is played by Jack Black in a largely un-irritating turn as a small town funeral director, bastion of the local community and all round good guy who becomes the companion of the town’s wealthiest citizen, a misanthropic harridan played by Shirley Maclaine. Bernie eventually snaps and kills her and covers up her death for 9 months. What raises this above the…

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  • Cameron M. Gambas Johnson

    ★★★★½ Added by Cameron M. Gambas Johnson

    Very surprising. Got much better as it transitioned from comedy to tragedy.

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  • Sam Malone

    ★★★★ Watched by Sam Malone 22 Mar, 2015

    Bernie is a great dark comedy from Richard Linklater. Funny, told partly through fictional interviews and an awesome performance by Jack Black, it leaves you wondering what to think of such an odd and true situation.

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  • Brandon Bryson

    ★★★½ Watched by Brandon Bryson 27 Jan, 2013

    The Man Who Won The Heart of a Small Town In Texas

    I missed Bernie when it came out in theaters back in June, and you may have too. After reading some praise about the film, hearing about how great Jack Black was in it, and then seeing that he garnered a Golden Globe nomination for Acting in a Comedy role; I felt the need to catch up.

    The first fact that everyone needs to know going into this film:…

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  • Junior Andrade

    ★★★★ Watched by Junior Andrade 17 Mar, 2015

    Richard Linklater mixes comedy, drama and documentary to tell a frankly outrageous true story. It manages to feel unique and different ... It's funny too, which certainly helps, and is benefited immensely by a wonderful cast of big names and unknowns that help make this Linklater's freshest film in quite some time.

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  • MysteryLover66

    ★★★★ Added by MysteryLover66

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