The 'Burbs
The 'Burbs (1989)

Ward and June Cleaver have nothing on suburban couple Ray and Carol Peterson (Tom Hanks and Carrie Fisher). Together with their perfect son, Ray and Carol are so clean that they squeak. Thus, when new neighbors Dr. Werner Klopek (Henry… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: May 4, 1999
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Critic Score: 46% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

A long shaggy dog story.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Lots of in-jokes and a few agreeable moments.

Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion

Dante's excoriating view of homegrown isolationism is as profound and misunderstood as Spielberg's in 1941

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Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com

A weird and misshapen farce, but there's something going on here beyond simple goofiness.

Widgett Walls
Needcoffee.com

Moderately amusing comedy with a nice twist.

Shane Burridge
rec.arts.movies.reviews

Works effectively as a kind of goofy homage to suburbanites

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Flixster Audience Score: 72% Flixster User Reviews
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I love this movie to pieces. It is one my all time favorite 80's film and definitely my favorite Tom Hanks film. The neighbors are crazy and the characters… More
Alex roy
One of the best early films from Tom Hanks, The Burbs is a terrific horror comedy with plenty of laughs. The Burbs is actually a great film for non horror fans… More
Jens S.
This comedy shows Tom Hanks at his early best, as him and his friends are trying to investigate the disappearance of a neighbor and the new oddball family that… More
MisterYoda ?
this movie is fuckin cool.... i gave it two thumbs up & a one erected penis!
AJ Verser
Dante is one of my favourite directors, and I remember absolutely loving this comedy about a strange new family that moves into the neighbourhood, but I… More
Conner Rainwater
Perhaps one of the best comedies of its time. Tom Hanks leads an all star cast of comedians in this exquisitely bizarre look at suburbia and collective… More

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