The Green Butchers (Grønne slagtere)
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The Green Butchers (Grønne slagtere)
This black comedy from Denmark involves the exploits of Bjarne and Svend, two friends who go into the meat-cutting business together only to see their venture fail miserably. But when Svend starts experimenting with a strange new culinary concoction, business picks up -- but they find that getting ahold of their "secret ingredient" will be more of a challenge than they thought.
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 63%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The subject is so grim you may find that you've forgotten to laugh."
‑ Peter Howell, Toronto Star
"While it's got a refreshingly dry, nasty tone, the film is never quite as funny as it needs to be."
‑ Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times
"Denmark may not have any Coen brothers, but it does have one Anders Thomas Jensen, and he's more than enough."
‑ Phil Villarreal, Arizona Daily Star
"An obvious and strained effort."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Great hapless performances by the leads keep things running even when the script decides to turn sentimental, threatening to make mincemeat out of the nasty fun."
‑ , E! Online
"Gruesome as it may sound, Butchers is a likeable, well-made film and a genuine comedy."
‑ Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune
"It's much ado about mutton."
‑ Ty Burr, Boston Globe
"...considering the premise, this is a remarkably accessible little film."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"A dark comedy whose story is propelled by shock but sustained by issues of love and forgiveness."
‑ Stina Chyn, Film Threat
"A sort of reverse Dogme movie, set in a slightly surreal world where everyone and everything is just a bit off-kilter."
‑ Tim Cogshell, Boxoffice Magazine
"You might not want to dine with this group, especially if they brought the meat. But it's OK to play with the knives a little."
‑ Michael Booth, Denver Post
"For a comedy, that most culturally-specific of genres, the Danish production travels remarkably well"
‑ Bill Chambers, Film Freak Central
"Isn't for all tastes, but it's well worth digging into -- if you've got the stomach for it."
‑ Derek Tse, Jam! Movies
"Mines the deep vein of flat-out weirdness that runs through an apparently sleepy, picturesque Danish community."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
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