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See No Evil, Hear No Evil


Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor star as blind and deaf witnesses to a murder and now they're both prime suspects!

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

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common sense

PAUSE for kids age 15
0 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
0 out of 5
5 out of 5
Positive messages
0 out of 5
3 out of 5
3 out of 5

Great comedy duo in crass disappointment.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that while this movie's absurd premise might seem to make it pretty kid-friendly, its full of cussing and shouting, and unpleasant good guys. People are killed, hostages are taken, cars are driven irresponsibly and stolen. There are a few graphic jokes about sex and a female nudity is shown.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about the experiences of handicapped persons, how the blind and deaf cope and compensate for their diminished senses. Wilder's character says that people don't want to touch him, fearful that it his deafness is contagious. Families can discuss prejudices and fears about disabled people. Another conversation might center around whether it's good form to find humor in people's disabilities.

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

Top Critic Reviews


- Vincent Canby, New York Times, Tuesday, May 20, 2003

Audience Reviews

5 stars

I just saw parts of this for the second time on tv. I didn't remember Kevin Spacey was one of the villains in this, but I don't think I knew who he was when I had first seen this. I love the concept and Pryor and Wilder pull off performances as a blind man and a deaf man (respectively) pretty well. Unlike some of their other movie pairings, they do share a lot of screen time in this picture. I think the fight scenes by clock position, the car chases, and interrogation room scene are simply hilarious. Some of the humor is a little over the top, but everyone gives a committed performance so I'm giving it a full five stars.

- hypathio7, Monday, October 13, 2008

3 stars

When it came out I thought it was hilarious. Bit dated now but can still raise the odd chuckle.

- stuartb1234, Wednesday, February 21, 2007

1 star

A lowest of the low concept "comedy" that reunites Pryor and Wilder in a partnership that wasn't that funny in the first place. Singularly offensive rubbish.

- garyX, Wednesday, February 21, 2007