The Green Butchers
The Green Butchers (2004)

This black comedy from Denmark involves the exploits of Bjarne and Svend, two friends who go into the meat-cutting business together only to see their venture fail miserably. But when Svend starts experimenting with a strange new culinary… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: April 3, 2004
DVD Release Date: May 17, 2005
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Critic Score: 63% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Peter Howell
Toronto Star

The subject is so grim you may find that you've forgotten to laugh.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

While it's got a refreshingly dry, nasty tone, the film is never quite as funny as it needs to be.

Bill Chambers
Film Freak Central

For a comedy, that most culturally-specific of genres, the Danish production travels remarkably well

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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

Gruesome as it may sound, Butchers is a likeable, well-made film and a genuine comedy.

Ty Burr
Boston Globe

It's much ado about mutton.

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Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star

Denmark may not have any Coen brothers, but it does have one Anders Thomas Jensen, and he's more than enough.

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Michael Booth
Denver Post

You might not want to dine with this group, especially if they brought the meat. But it's OK to play with the knives a little.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

Neither funny nor outrageous nor horrifying nor conventionally affecting.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...considering the premise, this is a remarkably accessible little film.

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Flixster Audience Score: 83% Flixster User Reviews
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This is a huge surprise. I have to say that I believe this might be the first Danish film I've ever seen in my life. I'll be looking for more. A… More
Curtis Lilly
Best foreign movie around. Even though it was in another language, I laughed the whole time. Sven Sveat!
Lesley N
The second out of three films directed by Danish Anders Thomas Jensen and my second favourite after ADAM'S APPLES. Equally dark, equally funny, equally… More