• Matt

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Matt 24 Apr, 2015

    I unintentionally had a double feature about comedic actors who play small-town nice guys and end up being killers. Bernie stands as one of Linklater and Jack Black's best works and still is as funny on a repeated viewing. On second viewing, it did feel a tad dragged out story wise but it's true crime/dark comedy at it's best even though the townspeople interviews tend to become overkill.

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  • qarmstrong

    Added by qarmstrong

    5 million. Less than a month shooting. Alexa with Cookes. The use of interviews, documentary-style, slows this one way down, but you reach a point where you realize that’s what Linklater’s going for. This isn’t a fast-paced black comedy (even though it is) or a tight murder mystery, this is a meandering exploration of what it’s like in this particular corner of Texas. The vox populi are the story, really. How they react is much more interesting than the main…

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  • yrsurfinman

    ★★★½ Watched by yrsurfinman 22 Apr, 2015

    Richard Linklater is really underrated as an editor. It's pretty impressive how deftly the interview footage is interweaved with everything else.

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  • pribsflicks

    ★★★½ Watched by pribsflicks 20 Apr, 2015

    I'm always tentative when watching a Richard Linklater film, because his directorial efforts encompass a broad range of styles and genres, and while they often feel welcome, sometimes they can feel out of place completely. Bernie is a amalgamation of the two, a film that desperately tries to find its grounding as a serious movie but never quite reaches that pedestal. Based on a true story, with obvious liberties taken, Bernie is nonetheless a fun, if not masterful, watch.

    Jack…

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  • Paul Bulger

    ★★★★ Watched by Paul Bulger 19 Apr, 2015

    Bizarre, and weirdly charming, Bernie is a very funny dark comedy based on a fascinating true story about who is possibly the most likable murderer to ever live.

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  • Granpa Monk

    ★★★★★ Watched by Granpa Monk 20 Mar, 2015

    The only thing that would be more brilliant is if this was based on a true story.

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  • Eryn Black

    ★★★★ Added by Eryn Black

    Great performances, all around. Another understated film from Linklater, one of America's most quietly interesting and consistent directors.

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  • Will Levinger

    ★★ Watched by Will Levinger 17 Apr, 2015

    To me, this is a film a little light on the stakes. Very little soul, very little believable emotion or drama, flat uninteresting characters. The kind of movie that will be labeled a "dark comedy" without being truly dark or the slightest hint comedic.

    McConaughey is great, but I just can't get myself to care about anything that happened here.

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  • Nathan Rabin

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Nathan Rabin 16 Apr, 2015 4

    God I love this movie.

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  • almirms

    ★★★½ Watched by almirms 15 Apr, 2015

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  • Jacob C-S

    ★★★ Watched by Jacob C-S 13 Apr, 2015

    An oddly done film about an odd Texan man. Jack Black is great but the film not so much, it just doesn't ever really click and work.

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  • scotts2323

    ★★★ Watched by scotts2323 11 Apr, 2015

    Don't go into this hoping for a great performance by McConaughey, it's not there. However, Jack Black is really good here. A much different good than Saving Silverman good, but really good. Thoroughly enjoyed his performance. Nice dark comedy.

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