Starter for 10


Action / Comedy / Drama / Romance / Sport

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 90%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 66%
IMDb Rating 6.7 10 19505


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Benedict Cumberbatch as Patrick Watts
James McAvoy as Brian Jackson
Alice Eve as Alice Harbinson
Rebecca Hall as Rebecca Epstein
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1hr 32 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by studioAT 6 / 10

A funny British comedy

This a big old fashioned British comedy, one that feels both like a Richard Curtis film, and 'The Breakfast Club' all at the same time.

It's funny in places, really funny actually, and has a good heart behind it too.

James McAvoy shines in his role, and there's some other lovely performances along the way too, from people in many cases who have gone onto better things.

I would recommend this film because it's not one of those crewd comedies that Judd Apatow turn out yearly. It's a well-written and well performed film that makes you realise that it's OK to be yourself.

Reviewed by Leofwine_draca 3 / 10

A dreadful disappointment

I admit to being a huge geek when it comes to UNIVERSITY CHALLENGE. I've been watching the TV quiz show for years and try not to miss a single episode. You could say that I'm addicted to it. This is why STARTER FOR 10, a film widely advertised as being about a young man's emotional development and his participation in the longest-running TV quiz show in the UK, appealed to me.

Having just watched it, I can report this is a crushing disappointment, quite simply because it's a dreadful film. The story is nothing more than a very typical romantic comedy with a love triangle basis. I despise these kinds of film and their attempts at warmth and humour and STARTER FOR 10 is no exception. James McAvoy stars in an early role and is quite unconvincing here, but then it doesn't help that he plays a thoroughly unlikeable character.

Elements of the film dealing with UNIVERSITY CHALLENGE are limited to about 20 minutes screen time max, most of it at the fumbled climax which abruptly ends with no follow-up or fall-out to the events we've just witnessed. It's a cheat, in other words. Elsewhere, we get the usual leftie political subtext (railing against Thatcherism, etc.) as well as the somewhat worrying message that it's okay to beat up Tories if they annoy you.

Some of the supporting cast members are interesting (Benedict Cumberbatch, Dominic Cooper, and Rebecca Hall are all fine given their parts) while others are so bad that you wonder how they were cast (James Corden and Catherine Tate are the offenders here). I was very sad to see that old-timers Lindsay Duncan and Charles Dance are brought in just to shoehorn in an embarrassing nude joke ripped off from AUSTIN POWERS. It's that kind of film.

Reviewed by SnoopyStyle 7 / 10

appealing cast

It's 1985. Brian Jackson (James McAvoy) lives with his widower mother Julie (Catherine Tate) at a seaside town and spends his days with his slacker friends Tone (James Corden) and Spencer (Dominic Cooper). His memory of his late father consists of watching the TV show University Challenge. At Bristol University, he befriends politically active Rebecca Epstein (Rebecca Hall) in his first party. He signs up for the Challenge and helps Alice Harbinson (Alice Eve) cheat her way onto the team. The team is led by the twitchy obsessive Patrick Watts (Benedict Cumberbatch). Brian starts dating the sexy Alice.

This is a very appealing young cast. It's got good 80's Brit music. The story has plenty of love-lorn hormonal young people. It's got fun bits. It's great that Alice Eve isn't an airhead or a villain. However, Rebecca Hall needs a lot more screen time in the first half of the film. The tone does careen around sometimes. It's a nice movie and great to see some funny early Cumberbatch.

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