Bubba Ho-Tep
Bubba Ho-Tep (2003)

An ancient evil finds resistance in the most unlikely of places in this oddball comedy horror effort from Phantasm director Don Coscarelli. Resting in the confines of a Mud Creek, TX, nursing home after fading into obscurity following his… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: October 2, 2003
DVD Release Date: May 25, 2004
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Critic Score: 78% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The best movie to star both the King and JFK.

Todd McCarthy
Variety

A mismatched marriage of offbeat character study and unimaginative horror riffs.

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Nigel Floyd
Time Out

There's plenty of scatological humour and knockabout fun to get one through the slower passages.

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Jeff Beck
The Blu Spot

Despite having a fascinating set-up and an excellent turn from Bruce Campbell, Bubba Ho-Tep becomes a missed opportunity due to director/writer Don Coscarelli's inability to take advantage of the bizarre premise.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

Writer-director Don Coscarelli piles on unpleasant details and cynical asides as if they were the stuff of wisdom, though they seem intended to produce guffaws rather than thoughts

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Michael Senft
Arizona Republic

Fry up a peanut butter and 'nana sandwich, hop in your Cadillac and take one last ride with the King.

Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

A lot less a horror film, and much more of a film about the horrors of getting old.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

This absurdly clever caper is elevated by Bruce Campbell's pensive Elvis into a moving meditation on the diminutions of age and the vagaries of fame.

Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

Neither particularly funny nor scary, but tiresome.

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Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com

Don Coscarelli still doesn't know how to make cookie-cutter genre films. Let's hope he never learns how.

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Flixster Audience Score: 79% Flixster User Reviews
Phil Hubbs
The whole notion of the film has that cult comic book vibe and feels like a silly spin off from something else. It does sound like one of those cool ideas that… More
Michael Edwards
it wasn't nearly as funny as I thought it was going to be or as entertaining, but it was decently entertaining and kind of funny
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Daniel Mumby
Through presenting The Movie Hour for so long, I've come across many cult films which are really heavily flawed but which somehow still hold up, either by… More
Alex roy
Bubba Ho-Tep is a fun and original horror comedy from Phantasm director Don Coscarelli. What makes this a must see for horror fans is its ridiculous premise… More
Spencer S.
You can without a doubt state that this cult comedy B-movie is original. Centering around a still kicking Elvis Preseley and a "died black" John F.… More