Metascore
57

Mixed or average reviews - based on 28 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 28
  2. Negative: 2 out of 28
Watch On
  1. Davis contributes his usual dignity -- not easy when you're playing a character who thinks he's John F. Kennedy dyed black -- but it's not enough to save this silly thriller-comedy.
  2. The film stars Bruce Campbell of the "Evil Dead" series as Elvis in a touching, funny and at times grotesque performance that is actually the best thing about the movie.
User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 48 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 28
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 28
  3. Negative: 3 out of 28
  1. Jul 11, 2012
    10
    This is one of my all time favorite films. From the subtle horror to the warm and genuine relationship that the two main characters developThis is one of my all time favorite films. From the subtle horror to the warm and genuine relationship that the two main characters develop this movie has more heart in it then just about anything you see today. Many think it's a horror film about about a mummy but the real horror is just what we as a society do to our older generations. Fantastic film. Full Review »
  2. Jul 30, 2012
    9
    Bubba Ho-Tep is as good as B-movies get. What's not to like about the always wonderful Bruce Campbell as Elvis teaming with a black JFK toBubba Ho-Tep is as good as B-movies get. What's not to like about the always wonderful Bruce Campbell as Elvis teaming with a black JFK to battle a mummy? Great performances, some suprisingly touching dramatic moments, and hilarious all the way through. Highly recommended. Full Review »
  3. BillS.
    Apr 11, 2006
    10
    Outrageous plot. Crazy characters. Delicious dialogue. How could you not love this movie? Although it is not very scary (for a horror film, Outrageous plot. Crazy characters. Delicious dialogue. How could you not love this movie? Although it is not very scary (for a horror film, that is), it sure is entertaining. Don't rent it, buy it. You won't be sorry. Full Review »