Weekend at Bernie's
Weekend at Bernie's (1989)

Two young businessmen are invited to their employer's beach home, only to find that he has been murdered. Thanks to a complicated series of events involving a corporate embezzlement scheme, the two are forced to convince the world their… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: July 5, 1989
DVD Release Date: December 15, 1999
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Critic Score: 54% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Duane Byrge
Hollywood Reporter

Bernie's is good old, knock-down slapstick with just the right dose of cruelty thrown in.

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Brian Orndorf

Couldn't even drag a smile out of me. Chalk it up to either old age or the calcification of taste. Or just blame it on Silverman and McCarthy, who found their careers rightfully torn to shreds soon after the release of the film.

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

Hilarious goofball comedy from the late 80s.

Barbara Shulgasser
Common Sense Media

Irreverent dead-body comedy has plenty of iffy stuff.

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Scott Weinberg
DVD Clinic

There are a few jokes that hit home quite successfully, but at 98 minutes, you'll probably be looking forward to this weekend's big finale.

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Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

Tasteless one-joke premise actually evokes laughs.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A silly uninspired juvenile one-joke film.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...might just be the ultimate wacky '80s comedy...

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Blake French

Weekend at Bernie?s doesn?t really work, partly because it expects a single joke, that nobody realizes Bernie?s dead, to carry the whole movie.

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Flixster Audience Score: 57% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
Odious and completely unfunny, it really amazes me that this awful movie has become some sort of trashy cult along the years, and it is nearly unbearable to see… More
Directors Cat
What we have here, is a one joke movie that's excruciatingly juvennile and gut bustingly corny but that's not to say it wasn't at all funny.… More
KJ Proulx
"Weekend at Bernie's" is the type of film where you either buy the storyline and go along with it, or you will probably hate it. I always fall… More
Dean King
A silly yet fun and enjoyable comedy from the 80's. A typical comedy of the time, one for a blast from the past!
Alex roy
Mediocre comedy film, Weekend at Bernie's is one of those films that could have been much better than what it turned out to be. I really expect a fun,… More
Aj V
This isn't the best comedy of the year or anything, but it is very funny in a goofy, yet dark way, so I enjoy it anyway.