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Churchill: The Hollywood Years [DVD] [2004]
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6 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on 17 January 2005
I saw this film at the cinema and i thought it was great. It was really funny, and the lead star who played Churchill (Christian Slater) was gorgeous! This film totally took the mick out of the way America always seems to act like it was them who won the war and things like that, and it was really good. I am definetly going to buy this when it comes out. It is filled with hilarious comedians and commedienes as well, some such as Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer, and they add another load of comedy to the film. Brilliant! Totally the opposite of what actually happened, but a good opposition. I reccomend you see this, if you like a laugh, you like Christian Slater, you like famous comedy people,and you like action ad sillyness. A great film.
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on 9 July 2014
Excellent film, promptly delivered.
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6 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on 16 January 2006
I saw this by accident at a friends house -
and I will be buying it ASAP to enjoy whenever I need a lift.
It's exactly what it sets out to be - a daft piece of fun!
It's one of those films that's great watched with a crowd of friends -
we need more insanity like this!
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4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on 24 August 2005
This is no doubt one of the worst films I've ever EVER seen. Unfunny, badly acted and so boring I nearly fell asleep after 30 minutes of forcing myself to watch it. Gave up as watching paint dry is more entertaining than this complete and utter rubbish. Christian Slater and co. must REALLY need the money to take part in such complete tosh!!! Avoid at all cost or risk killing off your braincells...doesn't deserve even 1 star!
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 24 October 2010
This is the type of movie I should hate but why it had me in fits of laughter throughout is a puzzlement. It would probably take a wagon load of shrinks to analyse me and come up with some kind of rational. Perhaps it has something to do with fact that I'm not a fan of the 'Carry on' or 'Python' movies( 'Life of Brian' left me cold)that i found this hitting the mark with me. As a true blue pensioner, ex army-army type who never forgets poppy day, I might have been offended by this movie--but no.Refreshing non-PC, it's likely to offend the younger Liberal lot rather than us oldies--but that's only a personal opinion. It's all subjective of course.Perhaps it's advisable to hire or borrow a copy before purchasing.Best of luck.
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4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on 2 March 2010
This disc is the first evidence I have encountered of a parallel universe that seems to be even dumber than the one we inhabit.
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3 of 6 people found the following review helpful
TOP 500 REVIEWERon 31 August 2010
This joyous romp pokes fun at the royals and the Hollywood tendency to re-jig history for the multiplex mob, sexing it up with a swaggering die-hard, top-gun Winston Churchill (Christian Slater) saving the day and bedding the princess(Neve Campbell) into the bargain.

Long wanted to see this, but stumbled upon it late one night on telly and enjoyed every moment, weeping tears of joy at some of the gags. Everyone's in it: Harry Enfield, Vic & Bob, Miranda Richardson, Leslie Phillips, Anthony Sher, etc. I think I read somewhere that Slater didn't get the joke at all, which is all to the good because he plays the part of ordinary American hero just right. The rest of the cast have a ball...

Might pall with frequent viewing, so buy a copy and give it a whirl every 6-12 months.

UPDATE: since writing the above, I've watched Churchill in the cold light of day, still sober, and it's a bit ropey when the viewer's not drunk or fourteen years old. A few cracking jokes, but a little over-reliant on swearing and bodily functions; ironically, it probably would've been better if it had been an American production.
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Imagine if you gave a group of 6th formers a big pile of money, then asked them to write a script. Then imagine that you threw that script away and had it rewritten by some baboons (preferably posh baboons whose parents are involved in the film industry in some way), on day release from Chester Zoo. The result would be far superior to the script for this film. The involvement of the UK Film Council rarely bodes well in terms of quality, not to mention the 'comic strip team', who were always overrated, and it's a travesty that any money at all, let alone public money, was wasted on this utter nonsense. I won't go into the plot or characters or leading actors, since all are risible and beneath contempt, the latter debasing themselves shamelessly in pursuit of filthy lucre.

Question for discussion: Is it possible that some of the positive reviews here are placed by people involved with the film?

Further study: Try and find another film that is as bad as this. Never in the field of human endeavour have so many people been involved in making a film so offensively poor.

Executive summary: This is not a good film, I did not like it, do not watch it.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I never thought I would enjoy this film at all. In fact I laughed from beginning to end. The characters are so entertaining - especially Harry Enfield's King George V1. The whole thing is a spoof of what was 'supposed' to happen in WW2, and the result is hilarious. I recommend this film to anyone who enjoys Airplane and the like.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 12 February 2011
Very very funny film, if your a member of the P.C. Brigade you probably shouldnt watch this. Anyone else should really buy it. A light hearted film with too many great points to talk about. Honestly couldnt stop laughing. Comedy genius.
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