Metascore
36

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 14
  2. Negative: 7 out of 14
  1. 50
    If you don't already know who Bruce Campbell is, it will set you searching for other Bruce Campbell films on the theory that they can't all be like this. Start with "Evil Dead II," is my advice. Not to forget "Bubba Ho-Tep." In fact, start with them before My Name Is Bruce, which is low midrange in the Master's oeuvre.
  2. 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.
  3. Filled with awful, recycled jokes.
  4. 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.
  5. 50
    It's lame, corny, Ed Woodishly amateurish -- all of which is as lovable as the big lug himself.
  6. Willing as Campbell is to Shatner-ize himself, his movie will appeal only to true believers.
  7. Campbell fans will get a kick out of it. The rest of the world will likely find this spoof a little too insular and indulgent.
  8. What's surprising is that the film has genuine laughs and smart-aleck asides that will keep even nonfans happy (although it helps if you at least like the genre).
  9. Reviewed by: Dennis Harvey
    50
    Cheerfully embracing his status as cult B-movie genre megastar even as he sends it up, Bruce Campbell's sophomore directorial excursion, My Name is Bruce, is a big in-joke of definite if limited appeal.
  10. Reviewed by: Reyhan Harmanci
    25
    It is exactly as one might imagine it: slapstick humor, gross-out monsters and more self-referential digs per minute than "Arrested Development."
  11. Reviewed by: Scott Mendelson
    50
    My Name Is Bruce can be read as a man coming to terms with the career that he has been dealt, or it can be read as simply a trashy B-movie directed by the man who knows best.
  12. Reviewed by: Stan Hall
    50
    It gets by on its concept for a little while but too often mistakes stupid-stupid for clever-stupid.
  13. Reviewed by: Aaron Hillis
    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.
User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 20 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 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, 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!