Scotland, Pa.
Scotland, Pa. (2001)

What happens if you take one of William Shakespeare's darkest tragedies and move it to a burger joint in the early 1970s? The answer can be found in the satiric comedy Scotland, PA, the first feature from writer and director Billy… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: January 22, 2001
DVD Release Date: October 22, 2002
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Critic Score: 59% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Though it's not as good as it could have been, Scotland PA shows cleverness at utilizing its premise.

David Rooney

Offers more mild amusement than outright laughs...

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

It's simple, sizzly and very funny.

Ron Wells
Film Threat

This should have been a black comic masterpiece.

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Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
L.A. Weekly

It's a setup so easy it borders on facile, but keeping the film from cheap-shot mediocrity is its crack cast.

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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post

The fun is infectious -- the puns, in-jokes and referential asides will keep Shakespeare buffs busy and the rest of the audience entertained even as some punch lines zing over their heads.

Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

... can't be dismissed as a vanity project

Steven Rosen
Denver Post

There are some truly wacky parallels with Shakespeare's play.

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Rex Reed
New York Observer

A trailer-trash version of Macbeth that should be avoided like an Elizabethan pox.

Stephen Farber

A slyly macabre fantasia that works on its own demented terms.

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Flixster Audience Score: 74% Flixster User Reviews
jay nixon
A bit bumpy in execution but an interesting take on updating MacBeth.
Lanning : )
To become king -- of the fast food industry. A wonderful transposition of the MacBeth tragedy. Yeah, it's true, a thousand years ago I guess killing… More
Alice Shen
70s-tastic! Clever adaptation of <i>Macbeth</i> with modern kills, dynasties, and sexplay. Maura Tierney is hot.
Drew Smith
Shakespeare's Macbeth plus the fast food industry = awesome comedy movie. Set in the mid-70s, this movie takes the classic tale of betrayal and guilt and… More
Curtis Lilly
Terrible. This goes to show that Christopher Walken really will do anything he is offered. It also proves that Andy Dick must die. Only good part: McBeth… More
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic][color=darkgreen]"Scotland, Pa" is a deliciously off-beat updating of Shakespeare's MacBeth moved forward in time to small… More