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  • Summary: A black comedy retelling of Shakespeare's "Macbeth," set against the backdrop of a fast food restaurant in early 70's, rural Pennsylvania. (Lot 47 Films)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 25
  2. Negative: 6 out of 25
  1. It's simple, sizzly and very funny.
  2. Reviewed by: Carla Meyer
    75
    Succeeds because of the cast's communal vibe of arrogant stupidity.
  3. Hovers curiously short of its full potential for mirth and mayhem. Still, the movie is more fair than foul, and it succeeds well enough as a freakish experiment and mockery of all concerned.
  4. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    60
    Basically a one-joke film, but the joke is a good one.
  5. As Shakespeare adaptations go, Scotland, PA. is just a McNugget, but the actors help sustain the satiric tone right up until McBeth's lady finally gets that stain out the old-fashioned way, with a cleaver.
  6. Too leisurely paced and visually drab for its own good, it succeeds in being only sporadically amusing.
  7. It's easy to accuse Morrissette of condescending to a bunch of yokels, but hardly anybody would hold that against him if the result had been hilarious instead of deadly dull.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. JimG.
    Sep 19, 2005
    4
    Just another hamburger joint with mediocre burgs and slightly cold fries.

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