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5.0 out of 5 stars He's not a bully... he's so much more!!!, 22 Nov 2012
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This review is from: The Thick Of It: The Complete Series 1-3 & Specials [DVD] (DVD)
The day when cutting edge political satire was represented by "Yes, Minister" and "Yes, Prime-Minister" are, sadly long gone... the innocent humour of that time has been archived amongst the classics... The King is dead, long like the new King... Malcolm Tucker; "The Enforcer"

Malcolm Tucker is the very first among equals and is so real a person as to be positively palpable; Whilst Glen, Ollie, Terri and a cast of many set the scene and carry the mayhem delightfully, like a rhapsody of chaos. Malcolm Tucker, the character made manifest by the most excellent Peter Capaldi, is evil in such a way as to be endearing, though he is repulsive and caustic, he is a man of very many talents. There exists a perverse empathy with the man surrounded by fools and the detritus of mankind, a man who is roundly matched by the exceedingly well played Julius Nicholson (Alex MacQueen), the intellectual sparring is a pleasure to watch: The Storm and the Calm!

The creation and the writing of the characters and their surreal and very satirical representations of political life are so beautifully crafted, by Armando Iannucci (with lots of help from the cast), makes excellent and easy comparisons with the works of Dickens, Bulgakov and Wodeouse.

This is, truly, the crudest and most cruel political satire I have seen and I congratulate it for it's genius!!!
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