St. Trinian's

St. Trinian's

St. Trinian's
St. Trinian's, the infamous school for 'young ladies', is once again facing dire financial crisis. The bank is threatening headmistress Camilla Fritton with closure. Meanwhile, her unorthodox doctrine of expression and self-empowerment is also under threat from new Education Minister Geoffrey Thwaites. He may be an old flame of Camilla’s, but right now he’s determined to bring discipline and order to the anarchic school.

But the St. Trinian's girls are in a league of their own; smart, fearless, and determined to defend the school they love to the end. They need to unite the warring cliques and come up with the cash fast. Sassy head girl Kelly and newcomer Annabelle join forces and gather together a motley crew of teachers, the fiendishly charming Flash Harry and the resourceful and ruthless pupils to pull off the heist of the century. They're planning to steal the famous painting "Girl With A Pearl Earring" from the National Gallery, right under the noses of the authorities…
2008Rating: M, Contains sexual references126 minsUK
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Variety

Variety

press

Mildly amusing result, with plenty of slack in its 100 minutes, should work OK with its target audience of female Brit tweenies, who won't notice the pic's shoddy technical package, sloppy direction and the way the original films' antiestablishment tone has morphed into a celebration of dumbed-down "yoof" culture.

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Urban Cinefile

Urban Cinefile

press

As a remake, St Trinian's relies on Rupert Everett's obvious zest at camping it up in dual roles to Colin Firth's straight man, and it is reasonable, bawdy fun in school tunics as it navigates to somewhat old fashioned English humour.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

press

This is a monumentally naff film, shaming and depressing in a way that British feature-film comedies have persisted in being, intermittently, all our lives. Cheesy, dated, humourless and crass, it's a nightmare of stunt-casting, and was apparently composed by a committee of suits, PR execs and press agents.

1.0
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BBC

BBC

press

The schoolgirls of St Trinian's are about as shocking and edgy as a ciggie behind the bike sheds... the original Belles Of St Trinian's (1954) would eat these newbies for breakfast.

2.0
0

This was one of the best school girl movie of all time! Colin Firth,Russel Brand,Girls aloud and Lily Cole just topped it off. Amazingly funny

5.0
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This was an average chick flick, but was surprisingly good and funny. It was unpredictable and was so cute! Great performance from Lily Cole, she was great! The costumes were good too.

3.0
0

Honesty time; I love the original movies from the 1950s based on the cartoons that date back earlier, and have a fondness for the English school humour and female uniforms. So it was with mixed emotions that I went to see this one. I left with laughter and uplifted spirits - Not the slapstick of the partly American DEATH AT A FUNERAL but a blend of...

5.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Mildly amusing result, with plenty of slack in its 100 minutes, should work OK with its target audience of female Brit tweenies, who won't notice the pic's shoddy technical package, sloppy direction and the way the original films' antiestablishment tone has morphed into a celebration of dumbed-down "yoof" culture.

0
Urban Cinefile

Urban Cinefile

press

As a remake, St Trinian's relies on Rupert Everett's obvious zest at camping it up in dual roles to Colin Firth's straight man, and it is reasonable, bawdy fun in school tunics as it navigates to somewhat old fashioned English humour.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

This is a monumentally naff film, shaming and depressing in a way that British feature-film comedies have persisted in being, intermittently, all our lives. Cheesy, dated, humourless and crass, it's a nightmare of stunt-casting, and was apparently composed by a committee of suits, PR execs and press agents.

1.0
0
BBC

BBC

press

The schoolgirls of St Trinian's are about as shocking and edgy as a ciggie behind the bike sheds... the original Belles Of St Trinian's (1954) would eat these newbies for breakfast.

2.0
0

This was one of the best school girl movie of all time! Colin Firth,Russel Brand,Girls aloud and Lily Cole just topped it off. Amazingly funny

5.0
0

This was an average chick flick, but was surprisingly good and funny. It was unpredictable and was so cute! Great performance from Lily Cole, she was great! The costumes were good too.

3.0
0

Honesty time; I love the original movies from the 1950s based on the cartoons that date back earlier, and have a fondness for the English school humour and female uniforms. So it was with mixed emotions that I went to see this one. I left with laughter and uplifted spirits - Not the slapstick of the partly American DEATH AT A FUNERAL but a blend of...

5.0
0