Funny Cow

Funny Cow

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Funny Cow

UK comedy-drama charting the rise of a comedian (Maxine Peake, The Theory of Everything), set against a backdrop of Northern England working men's clubs in the '70s and '80s.

2017Rating: R16, Domestic violence, sexual material & offensive language102 minsUK
ComedyDrama
76%
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The Times

The Times

press

It's a tough, passionate and compassionate account of survival at all costs (what would you do, and say, to escape a desperate life?) and a troubling portrait of an unsavoury element of national character that still very much exists.

5.0
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The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

It's...honest about the cesspools of knee-jerk racism and other forms of bigotry that passed for humour in the bad old days - some of which even the heroine dredges up to make her mark.

3.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

There is no moral, and in the words of Jerry Seinfeld, there is no hugging, no learning. There is just a hypnotically belligerent performance from [Maxine] Peake, whose anti-heroine explodes like a firework, burning herself to an ashy crisp.

4.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

A challenging, but sometimes compelling drama about 1970s Britain.

0
New Zealand Listener

New Zealand Listener

press

As a character piece, it is going through the motions, and as a comedy, it dies quietly.

0
Independent

Independent

press

Funny Cow is one of the best British features of the year so far: an abrasive, tender and continually surprising affair whose comic moments sit next to scenes of irredeemable bleakness.

4.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

One of those intriguing but raggedy films that ultimately adds up to less than the sum of its promising parts...

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

Somewhat melodramatic, but truthful, and the core relationships, themes and emotions that run through the film are wholly universal.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

A fractured jumble of a fictional rise-to-fame (sort of) story that's held together by a powerhouse performance from Maxine Peake.

4.0
0
The Times

The Times

press

It's a tough, passionate and compassionate account of survival at all costs (what would you do, and say, to escape a desperate life?) and a troubling portrait of an unsavoury element of national character that still very much exists.

5.0
0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

It's...honest about the cesspools of knee-jerk racism and other forms of bigotry that passed for humour in the bad old days - some of which even the heroine dredges up to make her mark.

3.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

There is no moral, and in the words of Jerry Seinfeld, there is no hugging, no learning. There is just a hypnotically belligerent performance from [Maxine] Peake, whose anti-heroine explodes like a firework, burning herself to an ashy crisp.

4.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

A challenging, but sometimes compelling drama about 1970s Britain.

0
New Zealand Listener

New Zealand Listener

press

As a character piece, it is going through the motions, and as a comedy, it dies quietly.

0
Independent

Independent

press

Funny Cow is one of the best British features of the year so far: an abrasive, tender and continually surprising affair whose comic moments sit next to scenes of irredeemable bleakness.

4.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

One of those intriguing but raggedy films that ultimately adds up to less than the sum of its promising parts...

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

Somewhat melodramatic, but truthful, and the core relationships, themes and emotions that run through the film are wholly universal.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

A fractured jumble of a fictional rise-to-fame (sort of) story that's held together by a powerhouse performance from Maxine Peake.

4.0
0

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