A comedy aimed at the middle aged crowd starring the brilliant Emma Thompson, Celia Imrie and Timothy Spall which will no doubt have its fair share of old fashioned humour. What's not to like? Well plenty. A brilliant scenario of a group of rightly bitter retirees getting vengeance by setting up and going through with a diamond robbery had so much potential in becoming an old fashioned comedy caper. Instead the film has jokes that barely raise a chuckle, and comedic set pieces that are both lazy and dragging.
What saves the film is the cast. Brosnan was a terrible Bond, but he was far better in his other roles outside the franchise. With this story, Brosnan could have hit the comedic jackpot, instead he is hampered with terrible dialogue and set pieces that leave a lot to be desired. Thankfully he gets great support from the brilliant, and attractive, Emma Thompson who brilliantly plays off against Brosnan's cheek. Imrie and Spall meanwhile are the heart of this film, the rapport these two have is superb. However despite their best, there is no way they can overcome the terrible script.
If you like the cast, then I recommed a rental. But if you are after a comedy, then stay clear.