The 'Burbs

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  • Trailer 1
  • Clip: The Petersons Visit the New Neighbors

Movie Info & Cast

Synopsis

An overstressed suburbanite and his neighbors are convinced that the new family on the block are part of a murderous Satanic cult.

Cast

  • Tom Hanks
  • Bruce Dern
  • Carrie Fisher
  • Rick Ducommun
  • Corey Feldman
  • Wendy Schaal
  • Brother Theodore
  • Courtney Gains
  • Gale Gordon
  • Dick Miller

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Metacritic

88
Jun 29, 2017

Though The burbs is hardly an actor's film, Hanks continues to demonstrate the ease and maturity that has been his since Big, while Dern, Ducommun and Feldman lend broad but effective support.

Metacritic review by Dave Kehr
Dave Kehr
Chicago Tribune
50
Jun 29, 2017

The 'Burbs tries to position itself somewhere between Beetlejuice and The Twilight Zone, but it lacks the dementia of the first and the wicked intelligence of the second and turns instead into a long shaggy dog story.

Metacritic review by Roger Ebert
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
88

So familiarity is certainly part of my outsized affection for this 1989 Joe Dante satire of suburban America. But I also think the movie has wider significance in the way it presents suburban expansion as a cheerier version of manifest destiny—an unstoppable force that gobbles up land and then quickly sets about circling the wagons.

Josh Larsen
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