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DIRECTOR Sean Foley
CAST Julian Barratt, Essie Davis, Andrea Riseborough, Steve Coogan
A gloriously British comedy about a washed-up actor (played by The Mighty Boosh’s Julian Barratt) trying to revitalise his career.
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Washed-up actor Richard Thorncroft (Julian Barratt, The Mighty Boosh) once starred as a TV cop called Mindhorn in the 1980s. Decades later, he is summoned back to the Isle of Man to help the police find a crazed killer who is convinced Mindhorn is real. Thorncroft just sees this as a chance to kickstart his ailing career. A fond send-up of vintage home-grown detective shows, this is a gloriously British comedy.
(2016 UK 105 mins)
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 … It is wildly silly and raucous, and there is a genuine creepiness and despair in the movie’s later scenes in which Thorncroft finds himself literally imprisoned in the Mindhorn costume. Inevitably the comedy thins out into knockabout wackiness towards the end; but Mindhorn is a creation to savour. Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
BBFC advice: Contains strong language and drug misuse
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