Burke and Hare

Burke and Hare

"No Job Too Small. No Body Too Big. No Questions Asked."
  • R
  • 2011
  • 1 hr 31 min
  • 6.2  (19,367)
  • 46

A black comedy loosely based on the true story of the famous murderers. In early nineteenth century Edinburgh the nascent medical science community finds itself in a difficult situation; teaching anatomy to medical students requires cadavers for the students to dissect, but the taboos of the era make their legal acquisition difficult. Enter Burke and Hare, two dimwitted Irish scam artists who see the chance at easy money in the so-called "resurrection" trade, digging up bodies for the Doctors to use. The pair soon realize that fresh corpses are both more profitable and far simpler to get a hold of.

Burke and Hare
Burke & Hare
Burke & Hare

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Description
A black comedy loosely based on the true story of the famous murderers. In early nineteenth century Edinburgh the nascent medical science community finds itself in a difficult situation; teaching anatomy to medical students requires cadavers for the students to dissect, but the taboos of the era make their legal acquisition difficult.

Enter Burke and Hare, two dimwitted Irish scam artists who see the chance at easy money in the so-called "resurrection" trade, digging up bodies for the Doctors to use. The pair soon realize that fresh corpses are both more profitable and far simpler to get a hold of.

Burke and Hare is a 2011 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 31 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.2 and a MetaScore of 46.

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  • Release Date
    2011
  • MPAA Rating
    R
  • Runtime
    1 hr 31 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    6.2  (19,367)
  • Metascore
    46