The Harry Hill Movie 2013

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Surreal comedy starring award-winning British comedian, author and TV presenter Harry Hill. Featuring machine gun-toting chickens and a terminally ill hamster, the film follows Harry and his Nan (Julie Walters) as they travel to Blackpool while being pursued by a mentally unstable veterinarian (Simon Bird). While on the journey, the pair are met with a whole host of other weird and wonderful characters including Harry's long-lost twin Otto (Matt Lucas) and Michelle (Sheridan Smith), an underwater shell person.

Starring:
Harry Hill
Rental Formats:
DVD, Blu-ray

Product Details

Discs
  • Feature parental_guidance
Runtime 1 hour 28 minutes
Starring Harry Hill
Director Steve Bendelack
Genres Comedy
Studio ENTERTAINMENT IN VIDEO
Rental release 14 April 2014
Main languages English
Hearing impaired subtitles English
Discs
  • Feature parental_guidance
Runtime 1 hour 28 minutes
Starring Harry Hill
Director Steve Bendelack
Genres Comedy
Studio ENTERTAINMENT IN VIDEO
Rental release 14 April 2014
Main languages English
Hearing impaired subtitles English

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31 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Ian Armer VINE VOICE on 29 Mar 2014
Format: Blu-ray
Okay, I concede - it probably shouldn't have been a cinema release, but did it really deserve the amount of vitriol poured over it? Some people obviously think so, because The Harry Hill Movie took a royal bashing by the critics and quite a few audience members. Why? Well, it's blatantly obvious why - the movie is a 70's throwback (Replace Harry, Nan and Abu with The Goodies) that tries to please the whole family but is possibly too genteel for modern tastes yet too post-modern surreal for the older generations.

Well, I really liked it, but you sort of have to tune in to the wavelength in order to fully appreciate it. The humour is genuine Harry Hill - not the mainstream TV Burp - and more akin to his stage shows than his more well-known TV series. The acting is very good, the songs are great, it's certainly not 'boring' and even if it is slightly hit and miss, the hit ratio is certainly higher than the misses.

Maybe it's not nasty enough? It's lacking the more explicit vicious streak that creeps into Hill's comedy, but I quite liked Harry's almost uncaring nonchalance about anything in the story that didn't directly affect himself. His constant dismissal of Abu (and the pay off) is gleefully rotten and Harry comes across as a selfish (if strangely likeable) caricature of his comedy creation.

The film refuses to pander to the TV Burp crowd (no Knitted Character here) but maybe that link to past glories might have anchored the movie as it feels quite adrift in a free-form comedy universe that seems to be finding its feet.

I can't say you'll enjoy it as much as I did. Maybe you will, maybe you won't - but if you are willing to go with the flow and plug into the humour, there's a lot of fun to be had here.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Corey S. Newcombe on 1 July 2014
Format: Blu-ray
Harry has an evil twin brother, who looks like Matt Lucas, who wants Harry's pet hamster to finish off his weird hamster town type thing.

He hires Simon Bird, and a Richard Keil lookalike to apprehend the hamster, but Harry thinks that the hamster only has a week to live, so he takes him on a trip of a lifetime, to Blackpole.....

Well come on, what did you expect?

It's called The Harry Hill Movie, it was released the week before Christmas, and it's aimed at the little ones, so it's hardly going for the art-house crowd.

As you would expect, it's bonkers, confused, and way over the top, but Harry has that presence that you can almost forgive him for doing this, and give praise for him at least trying to give us some sort of plot and narrative.

It's also a musical if you want to put the knife in a little deeper, and features a mutant hamster, shell people, and a strange reference to The House Of Wax.

Out of all the TV characters and series that get big screen incarnations, this is far from the worst one out there, because it just doesn't even try to make any sense of it's own narrative.

Great for a Saturday morning when you've woke up unexpectedly early and have nothing to do.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By milly o maxi on 8 July 2014
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Any body who liked the goodies or any of the 70s hit comedy shows will love this movie. Put your 5 year old child head on and don't get to deep. Great hours fun
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Catherine ThorntonOsborne on 5 Jun 2014
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Okay, so many people have slated this film but I really loved it.

Lets face it, if you're gonna watch a film with Harry Hill & Julie Walters as his bonkers granny taking a hamster on a roadtrip then you've got to expect ridiculous, slapstick comedy. It does what it says on the tin. Some parts are rather clever & many plain crazy, but its entertaining, fun and something in it will definately make you smile ;-)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mike Hunt on 30 May 2014
Format: Blu-ray
A long time fan of harrys humour from channel 4 right through to his Prime ITV slot, But,this film is a horrible mess from start to finish, way too long and wasted some very good support actors and Julie Walters
Maybe harry needs to direct next time (assuming there is a next time)
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Format: DVD
Really, was this supposed to be funny, it was just a cringeworthy piece of poo, how such great actors like Julie Walters and Jim Broadbent were pursuaded to appear in this is beyond me, it was not funny, it was not enjoyable, it was however a waste of my valuable time, however i switched off after 30 minutes because i could stand it no longer.

It is not a surprise that this bombed big time, i was just hoping it would be better than was reported by the movie jouno's, however, on thsi occasion, they were correct, it is only a shame i was unable to give it a ZERO star.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By J. Kelly on 1 May 2014
Format: DVD
I've read a few of the reviews from 1 star to 5 star but having seen the film all I can say that I though it was brilliant it made me laugh - lots (and I'm a 52 year old in case you're wondering) it's surreal, it's very funny, Julie Walters has a sense of humour - that's why she's in it - and I have nowt more to say on the matter :)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lawrence Durkin on 23 July 2014
Format: DVD
Possibly the worst film I've ever seen. Thought it might be funny as I like Harry Hill, however, it was not.
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