The 'Burbs
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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 Gibson), Uncle Reuben (Brother Theodore), and Hans (Courtney Gains) begin evincing bizarre behavior, Ray is slightly put out. Carol thinks that Ray is getting all worked up over nothing. Ray and his fellow suburbanites endure all sorts of slapstick misadventures in the vain hope of getting "the goods" on the newcomers. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 46%

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"A long shaggy dog story."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Lots of in-jokes and a few agreeable moments."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Dante's excoriating view of homegrown isolationism is as profound and misunderstood as Spielberg's in 1941"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"A weird and misshapen farce, but there's something going on here beyond simple goofiness."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
"Moderately amusing comedy with a nice twist."
‑ Widgett Walls,
"Works effectively as a kind of goofy homage to suburbanites"
‑ Shane Burridge,
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