Burke & Hare. Image shows from L to R: William Burke (Simon Pegg), William Hare (Andy Serkis). Copyright: Fragile Films
Burke & Hare

Burke & Hare

  • 2010 film

Comedy about legendary 19th Century graverobbers Burke and Hare, providing corpses to Edinburgh's medical men. Stars Simon Pegg, Andy Serkis, Isla Fisher, Tom Wilkinson, Jessica Hynes and more.

Press clippings

There are few laughs in John Landis's ghoulish historical comedy - perhaps only one proper when Paul Whitehouse stumbles on. Simon Pegg and Andy Serkis are desperately unfunny as they try to make a go of the corpse-collection business for their patron, Dr Knox (Tom Wilkinson). Disappointing, given Pegg's comic flair and a fine cast including Isla Fisher.

Clive Morgan, The Telegraph, 19th September 2011

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