Empire - 10/29/2010 3 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t has a genial, engaging feel which still allows for a few proper suspense and horror scenes."
Sight and Sound - 01/01/2011
"[I]t's good to see John Landis after his wilderness years, back on something near form..."
Comedy connoisseur John Landis (ANIMAL HOUSE, TRADING PLACES) directs this darkly comic film set in 19th-century Edinburgh. Selling cadavers to medical schools was big business in the 1800s, and Burke and Hare think that they can make their fortunes in the industry. The only problem is that there aren't any dead bodies to be found.