Svengali 2014

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(48) IMDb 5.6/10
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Svengali tells the story of Dixie, a small town guy with a big dream. He leaves a humble Welsh mining town for the bright lights of London, intent on becoming the manager of the best band in the world.

Starring:
Jonny Owen,Vicky McClure
Runtime:
1 hour, 32 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Drama, Comedy
Director John Hardwick
Starring Jonny Owen, Vicky McClure
Supporting actors Roger Evans, Martin Freeman, Maxine Peake, Morwenna Banks, Matt Berry, Katy Brand, Michael Smiley, Brian Hibbard
Studio Universal Pictures
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Format: DVD
Very disappointing and a waste of some fine actors; there is only so much actors of the caliber of Vicky Mclure can do with a poor screenplay and mediocre direction, although some fine cameo appearances by (an unbelievably young looking) Maxine Peake, Martin Freeman and Alan McGee (yes, he of Creation Records/Oasis fame) are very entertaining. A "feel-good" film? (as one reviewer enthusiastically described it) - I don't think so. An extremely frustrating film that had so much potential and failed to deliver - and the ending is the most frustrating part of all. Love conquers all. Really?? It certainly didn't conquer my boredom and irritation.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Bruce on 7 April 2014
Format: DVD
I'm confused at reading the other inexplicably positive reviews for this film. It's really very poor and, aside from a few surprising cameo appearances, cannot be commended. In a nutshell this film is old fashioned, cheesy and unfunny. If that's your thing then fill your boots!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By WS on 16 Aug. 2014
Format: Blu-ray
This is a really good, fun film. Well made and acted, and superb characters that are well acted. Well worth a watch.
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By pixie on 22 April 2014
Format: Amazon Instant Video Verified Purchase
Wanted to love this film but it didn't quite come up to expectations. Good cameos. Great music. Good ending. Liked it but didn't love it
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mr. A. Every on 26 April 2014
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I loved the original short clips produced on youtube a few years ago. The cameos, humour and script was just right. Sadly the film didn't live up to these early original clips. The reworked sections based upon these clips were poor and the film cheesy.

For me the best early clip joked on about Eddie Pillar as Mr Secret Affair... where was the man himself in the film?

Wanted to love it, but let down..... sorry.
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7 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Matt W on 5 Mar. 2014
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Saw this film at Edinburgh Film Festival and followed the webisodes, and found the film very light and funny, with a steady plot, but a must watch for any fan of the british pop culture.
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Funny,good cast and very entertaining. Wont win any awards,but if you just want a stress free couple of hours,watch this,i luv it.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Scott Boulton on 10 May 2014
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Great film funny and makes you think. Everyone knows someone like Dixie. Fantastic film love it. 5 stars isn't enough
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