Mindhorn

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Mindhorn (15) 89mins

A has-been actor, known for playing British detective Mindhorn, works alongside the police to catch a serial killer who will only speak to Mindhorn, whom he believes to be real.

Richard Thorncroft is a has-been British TV actor who used to be famous in the late 1980's for playing the titular and charismatic lead role in the Isle of Man detective show Mindhorn, a character with a robotic eye that can literally "see the truth". Unfortunately, after becoming a little too pompous and arrogant, Richard ends up insulting both the Isle of Man and his fellow cast members on the Wogan chat-show, including his on-screen and real life love interest Patricia DeVille, his Stuntman and bit-part costar Peter Easterman. He decides to leave to try and make it big in Hollywood, but 25 years later and he's balding in a flat in North London and has recently been replaced for an orthopaedic sock advert by John Nettles, much to his chagrin. He is even more jealous that Easterman now fronts a long running spin-off show which has far eclipsed the success of Mindhorn. Richard has an unexpected opportunity to reignite his career though ...

Starring Julian Barrett, Essie Davis, Simon Farnham, Steve Coogan, Andrea Riseborough, Kenneth Branagh, Harriet Walter, Simon Callow and Russell Tovey.

'There are such great gags, and it is acted with such fanatical gusto by Barratt that it's impossible not to root for this unlikeliest of heroes' The Guardian

‘fun throughout’  Daily Mail

‘Julian Barratt is terrific’  The Guardian

‘wildly silly and raucous’  The Guardian

‘a creation to savour’  The Guardian

‘for fans of Barratt, Boosh and mock-heroic Britcoms’  Daily Telegraph

‘the movie brims with unexpected pleasures’  Financial Times

‘The comedy, like its hapless actor and TV detective hero Richard Thorncroft (Julian Barratt of TV's The Mighty Boosh), manages by turns both to be funny and charming and seedy and dispiriting’  The Independent

‘Just brilliant. Barratt delivers a comedy performance for the ages’  Little White Lies

‘Barratt dives into the character so whole-heartedly you can't help but embrace the ridiculousness of it all’  The Sun

‘Screamingly funny and helmed with madcap energy by debut director Sean Foley, Mindhorn wrings an astonishing amount of enjoyment from the exploits of a spectacular fool’  Radio Times

‘a creation to savour’  The Guardian

 

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Rye

Mindhorn (15) 89mins

A has-been actor, known for playing British detective Mindhorn, works alongside the police to catch a serial killer who will only speak to Mindhorn, whom he believes to be real.

Richard Thorncroft is a has-been British TV actor who used to be famous in the late 1980's for playing the titular and charismatic lead role in the Isle of Man detective show Mindhorn, a character with a robotic eye that can literally "see the truth". Unfortunately, after becoming a little too pompous and arrogant, Richard ends up insulting both the Isle of Man and his fellow cast members on the Wogan chat-show, including his on-screen and real life love interest Patricia DeVille, his Stuntman and bit-part costar Peter Easterman. He decides to leave to try and make it big in Hollywood, but 25 years later and he's balding in a flat in North London and has recently been replaced for an orthopaedic sock advert by John Nettles, much to his chagrin. He is even more jealous that Easterman now fronts a long running spin-off show which has far eclipsed the success of Mindhorn. Richard has an unexpected opportunity to reignite his career though ...

Starring Julian Barrett, Essie Davis, Simon Farnham, Steve Coogan, Andrea Riseborough, Kenneth Branagh, Harriet Walter, Simon Callow and Russell Tovey.

'There are such great gags, and it is acted with such fanatical gusto by Barratt that it's impossible not to root for this unlikeliest of heroes' The Guardian

‘fun throughout’  Daily Mail

‘Julian Barratt is terrific’  The Guardian

‘wildly silly and raucous’  The Guardian

‘a creation to savour’  The Guardian

‘for fans of Barratt, Boosh and mock-heroic Britcoms’  Daily Telegraph

‘the movie brims with unexpected pleasures’  Financial Times

‘The comedy, like its hapless actor and TV detective hero Richard Thorncroft (Julian Barratt of TV's The Mighty Boosh), manages by turns both to be funny and charming and seedy and dispiriting’  The Independent

‘Just brilliant. Barratt delivers a comedy performance for the ages’  Little White Lies

‘Barratt dives into the character so whole-heartedly you can't help but embrace the ridiculousness of it all’  The Sun

‘Screamingly funny and helmed with madcap energy by debut director Sean Foley, Mindhorn wrings an astonishing amount of enjoyment from the exploits of a spectacular fool’  Radio Times

‘a creation to savour’  The Guardian

 

WATCH THE TRAILER HERE


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