Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 90%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 62%
IMDb Rating 6.3 10 7494


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Essie Davis as Patricia Deville
Kenneth Branagh as Kenneth Branagh
Andrea Riseborough as DC Baines
Steve Coogan as Peter Eastman
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Reviewed by Banzai Ortiz 8 / 10

surprisingly superfunny british comedy flick

I was sceptical as Netflix so far never offered really funny Netflix originals (with exceptions).

But this movie is really funny. It's british style comedy, like a throwback to older movies. I can't really think of comparable movies, maybe something Johnny English, Pink Panther or even Austin Powers.

If you like silly and slapsticky british style comedy with awkward but great characters and situations, this is a movie you should not miss.

Reviewed by davideo-2 4 / 10

Promising comedy, but blows its ace early on

STAR RATING: ***** Saturday Night **** Friday Night *** Friday Morning ** Sunday Night * Monday Morning

Richard Thorncroft (Julian Barratt) was the star of the iconic Mindhorn detective programme that was a big hit in the late 80s, but since then his star has waned and he's now an out of work actor desperately trying to recapture his former glory. But his salvation may have come in the shape of something off-camera, as a serial killer has begun murdering young women on the Isle of Mann, where his hit show was filmed, and will only speak with Thorncroft, believing his TV alter ego to be a real person.

The 1980s may be long gone, but the nostalgia and sentimental value that yields for many of the cop themed TV shows that permeated the era still persists, and, given the unquenchable kitschy charm of them, likely forever will. And so, debut director Sean Foley has chosen a fairly inspired idea for the kick start to his career behind the camera. But, while he manages to drain a few laughs out of it, sadly it quickly becomes a massive sinking ship.

While it's true that affection for 80s cop shows is very high, it's also true that many of the lead actors in those shows at the time were one hit wonders, who may have been able to ride the coattails of success on that one character but have otherwise faded into total obscurity, and so Mindhorn is inspired in more ways than one. However, while the premise has sparkle, the plot of a serial killer murdering young women is just too dark and depressing to fit in to this frame, even if none of the murders are shown.

There are one or two good belly-laughs towards the beginning, but they fail to maintain consistency throughout the whole film, and so, it's little more than a wasted disappointment. **

Reviewed by RileyOnFilm 5 / 10

Nothing to see here, move along

This is a film about retro TV and the way we attach to characters. We do this often to our own detriment. It's now streaming on Netflix.

I have a hard time with some British comedy. For lack of a better explanation, I just don't get some of it. I am sure they feel the same way about some of ours. Inside jokes that resonate with a given audience are risky when you release a film.

It's a story of a TV action hero named "Mindhorn." Early on in the film, a terrorist kidnapper will agree to police terms only if he speaks to the faded TV hero personally. So, we have a delusional criminal who inadvertently gets the police to resurrect this out of work actor who once played the role.

The story goes on a long time along those lines and there is a sort of twist, maybe not as original as it could have been. For me, Mindhorn stated with an unfunny premise and really never became funny throughout. I can recommend it but only as background noise for blogging or other sideline activity. For all else, I would avoid this one. Nothing to see here, move along.

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