- Tom Hanks, Carrie Fisher, Bruce Dern, Corey Feldman, Rick Ducommun, Henry Gibson
- Joe Dante
- Dark Comedy, Mystery, Thriller
- Release date
- February 17, 1989
- Where to watch
- Vudu (rent or buy), Amazon Prime (rent or buy)
The Burbs” is a film that will be remembered for its unique blend of suspense, dark humor and its all-star cast. Directed by Joe Dante, the film tells the story of a suburban neighborhood where strange and mysterious things begin to happen when a new family moves in next door. The film is a perfect blend of genres and it is a must-watch for anyone who loves a good mystery and dark comedy.
The film’s biggest strength is its cast, led by Tom Hanks in one of his most memorable comedic roles. He perfectly captures the paranoia and absurdity of the situation, and his chemistry with the rest of the cast is top-notch. Bruce Dern and Carrie Fisher also deliver strong performances, adding to the film’s comedic tone. The casting and performances of the actors were spot on, they all were able to bring their characters to life and make the audience laugh and feel the suspense.
The film’s direction is also noteworthy, with Joe Dante masterfully building tension and suspense while also infusing the film with moments of dark humor. The film’s special effects, particularly the gory finale, are also well done and add to the film’s overall sense of unease.
The film’s pacing, although it starts off slowly, the second half picks up the pace and the climax is both suspenseful and satisfying. The film’s ending leaves the audience with a sense of satisfaction and closure, making it a complete film.
In conclusion, “The Burbs” is a film that should not be missed. With a talented cast, exceptional direction, and a unique blend of genres, it’s a film that will be remembered for a long time. It’s not without its flaws, but it’s an enjoyable film that will keep you on the edge of your seat. It’s a terrific blend of suspense, dark humor, and mystery that will keep you entertained throughout. It’s a movie that will leave you wanting more and it’s a definite must-watch for anyone who loves a good mystery and dark comedy.
James Carrick is a passionate film enthusiast with a degree in theater and philosophy. James approaches dramatic criticism from a philosophic foundation grounded in aesthetics and ethics, offering insight and analysis that reveals layers of cinematic narrative with a touch of irreverence and a dash of snark.