Man with the Screaming Brain (2005) - Rotten Tomatoes

Man with the Screaming Brain (2005)




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A wealthy industrialist in search of a tax break finds himself at the mercy of a deranged scientist in this surreal comic thriller from Evil Dead star Bruce Campbell. While his overwhelming greed and hawkish business sensibilities have helped to ensure pharmaceutical CEO William Cole (Campbell) a fairly comfortable existence, that doesn't stop the money-minded businessman from traveling to Bravoda with his trophy wife, Jackie (Antoinette Byron), in a bid to diversify his company's holdings. As William heads out to meet with city officials and Jackie gets better acquainted with handsome chauffeur Yegor (Vladimir Kolev), Dr. Ivan Ivanov (Stacy Keach) and his hip-hopping assistant Pavel (Ted Raimi) come close to completing an experiment that may revolutionize organ transplants. When an unfortunate encounter with obsessive hotel maid Tatoya (Tamara Gorski) finds William, Yegor, and Jackie all taken under the care of Dr. Ivanov, a series of transplant surgeries result in both William and Yegor sharing William's body and Jackie's brain being transferred into a break-dancing robot. Now, if William ever has any hope of getting his head back to himself, he and Yegor must use their combined knowledge to hit the streets to find the woman responsible for their deaths.

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Bruce Campbell
as William Cole
Ted Raimi
as Pavel
Stacy Keach
as Dr. Ivan Ivanov
Velizar Binev
as Mayor Alexander Genkov
Todor Nikolov
as Dr. Mitov
Jonas Talkington
as Larry the Swinger
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Critic Reviews for Man with the Screaming Brain

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (4)

The image of Campbell slapping himself to the ground is the only gag that the movie doesn't beat to death.

July 22, 2005 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

The film tries very hard to be over the top, wacky and camp, but instead, it's flat as stale O'Doul's.

July 14, 2005 | Rating: 1.5/5

An unapologetically sloppy jumble of Roger Corman-style antics that could only hope to inspire their own drinking game.

June 25, 2005 | Rating: 1/4

A comedy that doesn't build, lacks structural integrity, and often falls flat. But it's also winningly loopy, with bizarre incidental ideas and performance riffing making for a series of parts that almost make up for the faults of the whole.

June 20, 2005

Doesn't suffer because it's mostly a bad film, it suffers because it's a bad film without direction or a point...

April 29, 2009 | Full Review…

A decent and diverting piece of work from perhaps the hardest-working man in movies.

September 27, 2007 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Man with the Screaming Brain


A great time. One outragiously funny and original movie that has the old school 1950's sci-fi style and material. It packs great laughs, mayham and crazyness. Bruce Campbell brings his great nack for comedy as well as a great directional debut, proving he can handle being the star and crafting his own film.

Al S
Al S

Super Reviewer

In this Sci Fi original type movie Bruce Campbell loses all of his good Indie cred by doing his same old tired schtick.

James Alvarez
James Alvarez

Super Reviewer


Bruce is alright, but the movie needed some help. These made for sci fi movies should be b movies, but they often aren't good enough to even be that.

Curtis Lilly
Curtis Lilly

Super Reviewer

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