Brain Donors (1992)

John Turturro, Bob Nelson, Mel Smith, Nancy Marchand,
Three manic idiots; a lawyer, cab driver and a handyman team up to run a ballet company to fulfill the will of a millionaire. Stooge-like antics result as the trio try to outwit the rich widow and her scheming big-shot lawyer, who...
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  • Pat Proft, George S. Kaufman, Morrie Ryskind, James Kevin McGuinness, Writer:
  • Dennis Dugan, Director:
  • James D. Brubaker, Producer:

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/ 10

This movie makes you cry you're laughing so hard. I've seen it countlesstimes, and it just gets better and better each time I see it. The writingis brilliant and the acting is just as good if not better. John Turtturowas born to play this part, just like all his other roles, but excellent inthis one in particular. A take off on the Marx brothers' Animal Crackers(1930), it captures a more modern feel, only being twelve years old.

So many great moments and lines it's hard to pick a favorite scene ordialogue. I think that my favorite part of the movie if forced to choosewould have to be one of the last scenes, when they are at the ballet and thetwo guys come out on stage and start hunting swans and ducks with rifles andblood hounds! Every time I see that I think I'm going to faint I'm laughingso hard! One of the best all time movies ever made, and should have one anAcademy Award for best comedy of it's time.A classic that will most assuredly go down in history!

I give this movie a 10 out of 10.

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/ 10

A lot of critics moaned when this movie came out that its characters werepale imitations of the Marx Brothers. Fine, that might be true. But thismovie is still hilarious. On the surface, it appears to be a very dumbcomedy, but if you listen to John Turturro's constant string of dialogue,you'll realize that his insults are the most sharp-edged one-liners sinceGroucho died. Obviously it's not as good as any Marx Brothers comedies, butit's not bad either.

10/10 / 10

This is by far one of the funniest movies I have ever seen. JohnTurturro (one of my favorite actors) was hysterical. Bob Nelson and MelSmith were great as well. I have a few of Dugan's movies. I love hiswork with Sandler and I also enjoyed Beverly Hills Ninja, but thismovies blows them all way. Hollywood needs to make more silly slapstickfilms like this one. I believe a good Comedy needs 2 things. 1. TheComedy has to be consistent and 2. The Conclusion of the Movie has tobe the funniest part of the movie. Brain Donors delivers well on bothof these accounts. I also respect that this is a clean comedy (PG).Being able to make someone laugh now a days without the use of fowllanguage is remarkable. Without thinking twice this movie is a definite10 out of 10

9/10 / 10

Brain Donors is one of the Zucker brother's best kept secrets. Featuring agreat cast, this film pays tribute to the Marx and Ritz brothers and slidesin a few jokes that Groucho couldn't get away with.

This movie contains about 20 good laughs per minute and a finale that rivals"A Night at the Opera" in hilarity. Anyone that doesn't hurt from laughingat the end of this film is either cold-hearted or clinically brain dead.

10/10 / 10

I heard about Brain Donor's and thought that it was a joke that someonetold me. I didn't even think that this existed. Man! What acomedic-hammering I got when I saw this. This has to be up there as oneof the slap stick funniest of all-time. If it's not something is trulywrong with our critic-rating system. These guys, who i wasn't aware ofexcept Turturro from Miami Vice and William Friedkin's "To Live And DieIn L.A." and those certainly weren't comedy. So I had no reference forhim to gage in a comedy. These other two Bob Nelson and Mel Smith whereoutstanding! Thy were unbelievably funnier than other comedies thatwere in the theater then. I am just astounded that there are noreported awards for these guys in this film. From all the other stuffthat wins and for this not a 'wink' 'nod' or 'whisper' to speak of.Dennis Dugan has a great sense about him in comedy story telling. Andfor all I can remember, of seeing his movies, he always has, hence :'Problem Child' etc.

I was glad to see that this is now out on DVD. As before I was wearingout the VHS that I had with it playing so much. Yet it has been yearssince I have had the enjoyment of this.

For a real comedy-face slapping good time, I recommend these guys toonly those with a sense of humor. Those without need not apply. Nowthis is one that you have a sequel for or two or three.

Ten out of a comedy ten (*****)