See No Evil, Hear No Evil
See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989)

The third pairing of comic actors Richard Pryor and Gene Wilder was much less successful than their previous team-ups, Silver Streak(1976) and Stir Crazy (1980). Wilder plays Dave, the deaf proprietor of a newsstand and employer of blind… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: May 12, 1989
DVD Release Date: October 30, 2001
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Critic Score: 28% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A film whose title offers words to live by as well as a warning, See No Evil, Hear No Evil proves that even a brilliant comedy duo can team up for an unfunny dud.

Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune

This dubious concept might have worked if someone had written something funny for either comic actor to say.

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James Rampton
Empire Magazine

The credits for 'See No Evil, Hear No Evil' show that there were five scriptwriters (including Wilder himself). What on earth were they all doing?

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Dennis King
Tulsa World

And while it's not lightning this movie captures, it does generate more than the regular output of high-concept wattage usually expected from such calculated, commercial comedies.

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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

"No Evil, Hear No Evil" leaves us hoping we haven't seen the of Wally and Dave.

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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel

The plot is far from inspired.

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Roger Hurlburt
South Florida Sun-Sentinel

The film is great entertainment.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

This tasteless, formulaic, mainly unfunny, but otherwise harmless romp was scripted by five people and is served up like meat and potatoes by hack director Arthur Hiller.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Tribune

''See No Evil'' lurches from hip callousness to damp sentimentality.

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People Staff
People Magazine

The movie mostly flows easily, though, to its satisfying conclusion.

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Flixster Audience Score: 72% Flixster User Reviews
Lucas Martins
Not the best film ever, have a lot of mistakes, but still, See No Evil, Hear No Evil, is a funny and entretaining comedy. Fresh.
Lady D'arbanville
A comical scenario and an original idea for a Comedy. Works well and so do these two as a comedy duo.
Candy Rose
Hilarious movie about a guy who is blind and a guy who is deaf who are accused of murder. Good plot and cast.
Wahida K
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… More
Aj V
Wilder and Pryor's last film together, but they were still hilarious together, they made an excellent team. If you like them, you should see this movie.
Jason Owens
In "See No Evil, Hear No Evil" Richard Pryor is a blind man and Gene Wilder is a deaf man. They both inadvertently team up when they are suspected as… More