My Name Is Bruce

Metascore
36

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 14
  2. Negative: 7 out of 14

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Critic Reviews

  1. 38
    While sporadically funny, the sophomoric My Name Is Bruce is no "Bubba Ho-Tep," the movie where Campbell unforgettably played Elvis Presley as a nursing home patient battling a mummy with the help of John F. Kennedy. But Campbell's fans can feel free to add a star or two.
  2. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    38
    Perhaps because Campbell is a purist at heart, My Name Is Bruce is as awful as anything he has done - a broadly silly gore comedy in which no gag is too cartoonish to be indulged in at least once and preferably three times.
  3. 30
    The only things missing from this unfunny Campbell love fest are a passable script, Sam Raimi's inventiveness, and a level of sophistication beyond nose-picking and ass grabs.
  4. Filled with awful, recycled jokes.
  5. It is exactly as one might imagine it: slapstick humor, gross-out monsters and more self-referential digs per minute than "Arrested Development."
  6. Willing as Campbell is to Shatner-ize himself, his movie will appeal only to true believers.
User Score
7.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 24 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 2 out of 6
  1. JayH.
    Feb 2, 2009
    3
    Hopeless and inane, on a rare occasion it is funny, but the vast majority of the movie is crude and unfunny. What possesses people to make Hopeless and inane, on a rare occasion it is funny, but the vast majority of the movie is crude and unfunny. What possesses people to make movies like this escape me. Full Review »
  2. Jun 23, 2014
    7
    Go into this movie knowing what it is, a cheap and cheesy B-movie starring and directed by Bruce Campbell. Not by any means a masterpiece,Go into this movie knowing what it is, a cheap and cheesy B-movie starring and directed by Bruce Campbell. Not by any means a masterpiece, but it was never meant to be, but what it is an entertaining film. If you like the Evil Dead series and/or Bruce Campbell, then this movie is a must see as you can probably find something to like about (There are plenty of references in this film as a bonus). Full Review »
  3. ManuelB.
    Feb 13, 2009
    10
    Though campy, its exactly everything that is to be expected of a bruce campbell flick.... he is genious!