Mindhorn

Mindhorn

Mindhorn

Julian Barratt (The Mighty Boosh) stars as a washed up actor whose detective character from the '80s is called upon to solve a real-life crime.

"Washed-up Richard Thorncroft peaked with hit 1980s detective show Mindhorn, playing the titular Isle of Man sleuth with a robotic eye that allowed him to literally “see the truth”. Decades later, when a deranged Manx criminal demands Mindhorn as his nemesis, Thorncroft returns to the scene of his greatest triumphs for one last chance to reignite his glory days, professional credibility and even romance with former co-star/paramour Patricia Deville (Essie Davis). " (London Film Festival)

201789 minsUK
Comedy

Reviews & comments

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

There are such great gags, and it is acted with such fanatical gusto by Barratt that it's impossible not to root for this unlikeliest of heroes.

4.0
Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

The transitions from suave conceit to quiet desperation raise a fair few smiles, even if the pompous man-child veers a little close to Coogan's own Alan Partridge on occasion.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Barratt's world-weary, deadpan delivery anchors his performance in emotional truth, even in his most zany slapstick scenes, and he shares a strong comic chemistry with Farnaby.

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

There are such great gags, and it is acted with such fanatical gusto by Barratt that it's impossible not to root for this unlikeliest of heroes.

4.0
Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

The transitions from suave conceit to quiet desperation raise a fair few smiles, even if the pompous man-child veers a little close to Coogan's own Alan Partridge on occasion.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Barratt's world-weary, deadpan delivery anchors his performance in emotional truth, even in his most zany slapstick scenes, and he shares a strong comic chemistry with Farnaby.

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