The Hippopotamus

The Hippopotamus

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A disgraced poet (Roger Allam) is summoned to a friend's country manor to investigate a series of unexplained miracles in this Brit comedy. Adapted from Stephen Fry's novel of the same name.

2017Rating: R16, Offensive language, sex scenes & sexual references89 minsUK
Comedy

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The Hippopotamus | Reviews

57%14 reviews

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Time Out

Time Out

This adaptation of Stephen Fry's comic novel relies so heavily on voiceover that it's practically an audiobook.

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Stuff

Stuff

Despite being a technologically-updated adaptation of Stephen Fry's 1994 book of the same name, The Hippopotamus feels awfully dated.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Against the rich, voluminous linguistic calisthenics of the central character (subtitles in other languages would be a challenge), the rest of the story tends to blur. And Allam pretty much compensates for the missing dramatic oomph.

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The Hippopotamus | Release Details

The Hippopotamus is available to stream in New Zealand now on Google Play and Apple TV and Academy On Demand.