Dad's Army

Dad's Army

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Dad's Army

Toby Jones (The Hunger Games), Bill Nighy (Love, Actually), and Michael Gambon (Harry Potter) lead the charge in this movie adaptation of the classic '60s/'70s British sit-com. Co-stars Catherine Zeta-Jones.

It is 1944 and World War II is reaching its climax. The Allies are poised to invade France and finally defeat the German army. But in Walmington-on-Sea, morale amongst the Home Guard is low. A new mission – to patrol the Dover army base – is a great chance to revive spirits and reputation... That is, until glamorous journalist Rose Winters (Zeta-Jones) arrives to write about their exploits, setting the pulses racing and putting the local women on red alert. MI5 then discover a radio signal sent direct to Berlin from Walmington-on-Sea. There’s a spy on the loose and the outcome of the war is suddenly at stake.

2016Rating: PG, Low level violence100 minsUK
ComedyWar
94%
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Reviews & comments

Flicks, Paul Casserly

Flicks, Paul Casserly

flicks

I took my elderly mum to the film, and she enjoyed it well enough, but noted, “there’s not much of a story, is there?” And then, the ultimate measure of the older reviewer, “it’s not a patch on the Marigold ones”. Given that the same director, (Oliver Parker) and some of the cast (Nighy) are present, that’s obviously the market this is aimed at. Call it a miss.

2.0
0

I enjoyed the film

Its been a while since I last saw an episode of Dad's Army on television, So it did not make a big deal of difference to me when I saw Dad's Army on the big screen. All the original actors have passed on.. I did not go into the cinema expecting a perfect performance but to watch a movie, which in my opinion was brilliantly portrayed by a cast of actors...

4.0
0

A bit sad

The worst thing about this movie is the actors trying to imitate the actors in the TV series. The humour is forced, the settings are amateur (painted barrage balloons in the London sky in the opening scenes). Had to leave.

1.0
0

Don't Panic!!! It's Rather Brilliant

As I'm only in my twenties I obviously wasn't around when Dad's Army hit the television screens in the 60's and 70's. However, I became an avid fan after watching repeats of the TV show as a youngster with my grandparents on a Saturday afternoon. So when I heard there was a remake coming out I was as suspicious as everyone else waving their Grey Power card...

5.0
0

Who do they think they are kidding Mr Hitler?

I really wanted to like this. Loved the TV show and, to be fair, this ensemble cast of venerated codgers treated their characters with great respect. Sadly, though, the laughs were few and far between and the story was thin and predictable. What a shame. Lovely to look at but hard to sit through.

2.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Prompts sporadic chuckles rather than guffaws.

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

The top-notch cast keep calm and carry on, but this TV remake is a waste of everyone’s time.

2.0
0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

Bleakly suggests that even the best source material in the world can only take you so far.

2.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

It’s hard to escape the sinking feeling that this is a waste of talent...

2.0
0
Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

Fittingly for a film which has a running joke about jam roly poly, this feels like cinematic comfort food.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Hobbled by too much broad slapstick and labored clowning.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

It has a strong, game cast but this is karaoke filmmaking, trading on nostalgia rather than breaking new territory. Affable but forgettable.

2.0
0
Flicks, Paul Casserly

Flicks, Paul Casserly

flicks

I took my elderly mum to the film, and she enjoyed it well enough, but noted, “there’s not much of a story, is there?” And then, the ultimate measure of the older reviewer, “it’s not a patch on the Marigold ones”. Given that the same director, (Oliver Parker) and some of the cast (Nighy) are present, that’s obviously the market this is aimed at. Call it a miss.

2.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Prompts sporadic chuckles rather than guffaws.

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

The top-notch cast keep calm and carry on, but this TV remake is a waste of everyone’s time.

2.0
0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

Bleakly suggests that even the best source material in the world can only take you so far.

2.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

It’s hard to escape the sinking feeling that this is a waste of talent...

2.0
0
Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

Fittingly for a film which has a running joke about jam roly poly, this feels like cinematic comfort food.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Hobbled by too much broad slapstick and labored clowning.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

It has a strong, game cast but this is karaoke filmmaking, trading on nostalgia rather than breaking new territory. Affable but forgettable.

2.0
0

I enjoyed the film

Its been a while since I last saw an episode of Dad's Army on television, So it did not make a big deal of difference to me when I saw Dad's Army on the big screen. All the original actors have passed on.. I did not go into the cinema expecting a perfect performance but to watch a movie, which in my opinion was brilliantly portrayed by a cast of actors...

4.0
0

A bit sad

The worst thing about this movie is the actors trying to imitate the actors in the TV series. The humour is forced, the settings are amateur (painted barrage balloons in the London sky in the opening scenes). Had to leave.

1.0
0

Don't Panic!!! It's Rather Brilliant

As I'm only in my twenties I obviously wasn't around when Dad's Army hit the television screens in the 60's and 70's. However, I became an avid fan after watching repeats of the TV show as a youngster with my grandparents on a Saturday afternoon. So when I heard there was a remake coming out I was as suspicious as everyone else waving their Grey Power...

5.0
0

Who do they think they are kidding Mr Hitler?

I really wanted to like this. Loved the TV show and, to be fair, this ensemble cast of venerated codgers treated their characters with great respect. Sadly, though, the laughs were few and far between and the story was thin and predictable. What a shame. Lovely to look at but hard to sit through.

2.0
0