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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

3 stars

A comical scenario and an original idea for a Comedy. Works well and so do these two as a comedy duo.

- 76Majikat, Tuesday, February 2, 2010

4 stars

MURDER! The blind guy couldn't see it. The deaf guy couldn't hear it. Now they're both wanted for it. Richard Pryor and Gene Wilder movies made me LOL and giggle.

- ScoopOnline, Saturday, December 19, 2009

4 stars

A very funny premise, unfortunately riddled with mistakes but overall forgivable because Pryor and Wilder are so entertaining. A classic 80's comedy that's still funny today.

- SirPant, Wednesday, September 9, 2009