movie film review | chris tookey

Inbetweeners Movie

Unknown - all rights reserved
  Inbetweeners Movie Review
Tookey's Rating
1 /10
Average Rating
6.55 /10
Blake Harrison, Emily Head, Greg Davies
Full Cast >

Directed by: Ben Palmer
Written by: Iain Morris, Damon Beesley

Released: 2011
Origin: UK
Length: 97

ANTI Reviews

Bookmark and Share
As many a small screen comedy actor has discovered, that try-hard, mugging-for-the-camera acting style that sometimes works on TV can be ruthlessly and cruelly exposed when transposed to the cinema. Comedy actors need a little bit of range to be able to make their characters live and breathe on the big screen and on this evidence, none of the Inbetweeners have those skills... But it's not just down to the cast. The script isn't up to scratch either. Yes, the dialogue is still as inventively profane as it ever was in the show, with the boys still exhibiting an Inuit-like ability to find endless new nomenclature for the one part of the female anatomy they spend most of their waking hours thinking about. But a script is about more than good dialogue, and the standard of jokes and the quality of the set pieces leaves a lot to be desired. The structure is too blandly predictable as well, with the characters practically checking their watches to see if it's about time they grew up. The new characters are also depressingly one dimensional, a particular disappointment given that they're mostly young women who turn out to be not only remarkably forgiving and patient with our heroes, but also unquestioningly into them, perhaps proving that the writers are just as clueless as their protagonists are about how women think and behave.
(Alistair Harkness, Scotsman)
Shit on the nose, puking, farting, shitting on the floor, techno music, bimbos, you've just seen the Inbetweeners movie. Not worth the time it takes to write a review.
(Henrik S, audience review on Rotten Tomatoes)

Key to Symbols