An Alan Smithee Film: Burn, Hollywood, Burn
An Alan Smithee Film: Burn, Hollywood, Burn (1998)

After his egotistical producer hacks up director Alan Smithee's $22-millon actioner Trio, and the Director's Guild refuses to let him use a pseudonym (the only acceptable one is "Alan Smithee"), he steals the negative. Joe… More

Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: April 6, 2004
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Critic Score: 8% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A witless Hollywood satire whose hammy, obvious jokes are neither funny nor insightful of the movie business.

John Hartl
Seattle Times

The level of humor could be called sophomoric, but that would insult most sophomores.

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Todd McCarthy
Variety

A caustic but under-funny "expose" of the venality of the motion picture business.

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Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide

A crude, vulgar satire of Hollywood shallowness, insincerity and moral bankruptcy.

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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

A comedy without laughs, an expose without point.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

If you harbor an interest in watching so-called "industry smarts" autodestruct, this carries a certain morbid appeal, but that's about the extent of it.

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Clint Morris
Moviehole

Not even Stallone and Jackie Chan can save it..

Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

What turns the witlessness rancid is the way the movie is saturated in the very corruption it thinks it's ridiculing.

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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times

Burning is too good for such a wretched fiasco; only a surgical nuclear strike could suitably destroy what has to be one of the most enervating comedies ever made.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

It's unafraid of the consequences of its existence, and it's brutally nasty , offensive, and abrasive. In other words, the kind of comedy they used to make in the 70's before things became politically correct.

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Flixster Audience Score: 14% Flixster User Reviews
Lucas Martins
Unfunny mockumentary.
Cameron Johnson
A so-so soundtrack can't keep "Burn, Hollywood, Burn" from being unmemorable, uneventful, repetative, thrown together and dull with unfunny jokes… More
Ken Stachnik
Fairly funny faux-doc about a fake movie. Also contains an insane amount of cameos.
Steve B.
Could have been so much had it been filmed as a mockumentary rather than a comedy-pretending-to-be-a-documentary.