Man with the Screaming Brain
Man with the Screaming Brain (2005)

A wealthy industrialist in search of a tax break finds himself at the mercy of a deranged scientist in this surreal comic thriller from Evil Dead star Bruce Campbell. While his overwhelming greed and hawkish business sensibilities have… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: April 3, 2005
DVD Release Date: October 4, 2005
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Critic Score: 33% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press

The image of Campbell slapping himself to the ground is the only gag that the movie doesn't beat to death.

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Dennis Harvey

A comedy that doesn't build, lacks structural integrity, and often falls flat. But it's also winningly loopy, with bizarre incidental ideas and performance riffing making for a series of parts that almost make up for the faults of the whole.

David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...required viewing for fans of the B-movie superstar.

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Richard Nilsen
Arizona Republic

The film tries very hard to be over the top, wacky and camp, but instead, it's flat as stale O'Doul's.

Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

Doesn't suffer because it's mostly a bad film, it suffers because it's a bad film without direction or a point...

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Johnny Butane
Dread Central

The story is pretty ridiculous from start to finish, but that's not necessarily a bad thing since the film doesn't take itself seriously at all.

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Mark de la Viņa
San Jose Mercury News

An unapologetically sloppy jumble of Roger Corman-style antics that could only hope to inspire their own drinking game.

Rob Gonsalves

A decent and diverting piece of work from perhaps the hardest-working man in movies.

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Jesse Hassenger

if Sam Raimi is going to keep directing $100 million movies, someone has to keep the B-movie torch aflame.

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Flixster Audience Score: 43% Flixster User Reviews
Al S
A great time. One outragiously funny and original movie that has the old school 1950's sci-fi style and material. It packs great laughs, mayham and… More
Cindy I
Bruce Campbell rocks!!! This is ultimate B-movie cheese, intentional for a change (at least I THINK it's intentional) and as long as you're not… More
James Alvarez
In this Sci Fi original type movie Bruce Campbell loses all of his good Indie cred by doing his same old tired schtick.
Darik Houseknecht
After I watched this movie, I did, indeed, feel as if my brain were screaming. This movie was, to put it simply, PAINFUL to sit through- it's full of… More
Curtis Lilly
Bruce is alright, but the movie needed some help. These made for sci fi movies should be b movies, but they often aren't good enough to even be that.
Marion Ravenwood
I love Bruce Campbell, but this was bad, and not in a 'so bad it's good' way, it just not good.