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The Englishman Who Went up a Hill But Came Down A Mountain

The Englishman Who Went up a Hill But Came Down A Mountain (1995)



Average Rating: 6.8/10
Critic Reviews: 6
Fresh: 5 | Rotten: 1

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A proud Welsh community finds their civic pride and sense of community threatened by a team of surveyors in this charmingly eccentric comedy. Reginald Anson (Hugh Grant) and George Garrard (Ian McNeice) are a pair of British cartographers with Her Majesty's Ordinance Survey Office, who arrive in the small Welsh town of Ffynnon Garw, where, thanks to a linguistic quirk stemming from the British domination of Wales, many of the citizens in this town lack proper surnames and instead are identified


Comedy, Romance

Christopher Monger

Apr 3, 2001


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All Critics (34) | Top Critics (13) | Fresh (14) | Rotten (10) | DVD (1)

Though there's nothing in the film to equal the excitement of seeing a marquee collapse from the weight of its title, an attractive cast and setting turn a tired one-joke premise into an adequate view.

January 1, 2000
USA Today
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Reeks unmistakably of contractual obligation.

March 4, 2012 Full Review Source: Ultra Culture
Ultra Culture

Pleasant, but unexciting.

September 23, 2003
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Love hugh, the rest is passable.

March 17, 2003

Irresistible comedy set in a quaint Welsh village.

August 30, 2002 Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice
Spirituality and Practice

The characters, while cute, were not credible enough to be believable nor humorous enough to be funny.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Internet Reviews
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Audience Reviews for The Englishman Who Went up a Hill But Came Down A Mountain

I found it slow and a bit boring. Sweet in places but not enough to keep me entertained.
September 24, 2009

Super Reviewer

Charming period drama with beautiful Welsh rural scenes. Despite the lead billing Hugh Grant just stands around smiling, whilst the "locals" take the lead. The plot is dragged out until it thins in the middle, but there's a lovely soundtrack and a classic movie kiss to fill the space.
February 19, 2009

Super Reviewer

Perfect vehicle for Hugh Grant to prance about being charming. The story is a nice one but not for a 100 minute film. Maybe as an ITV drama premiere this would have been good, but it is so bland that after half an hour you just pray it will end.
December 23, 2007

Super Reviewer

Low-key romantic comedy with a modicom of charm, Not as hateful as a lot of Hugh Grant's work, mainly because of the able supporting cast.
January 1, 2007
xGary Xx

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