Jackboots on Whitehall Reviews

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Brian Orndorf
BrianOrndorf.com
July 26, 2011
A refreshing offering of comedic insanity. The movie tuckers out quickly, but when its mix of chaos and slapstick comes together, it makes for a highly enjoyable curiosity.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express
October 11, 2010
For sheer oddity value this creation of filmmaking brothers Edward and Rory McHenry must rank as some kind of collector's item.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 11, 2010
A thoroughly mirthless, baby-brained attempt to apply the gross-out humour of Team America to an alternate history of the Second World War via an unfunny script and risible voice acting from a cast that should know better.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Stephen Jewell
SFX Magazine
October 11, 2010
The film?s real undoing is the weak script. Dominated by tired racial stereotypes, it?s as if the McHenry brothers have watched too many old episodes of ?Allo ?Allo.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
David Edwards
Daily Mirror [UK]
October 8, 2010
It's all deeply silly, but agreeably so with some smart one-liners, tongue-incheek humour and nobody taking themselves too seriously.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph
October 8, 2010
Sadly plumps for lowest-common-denominator idiocy of the let's-put-Hitler-in-a-frilly-dress variety.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Brian Pendreigh
Radio Times
October 7, 2010
It tries to both celebrate and lampoon British culture and spirit at the same time, only the end result is surprisingly flat.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Kim Newman
Empire Magazine
October 6, 2010
The Dad's Army premise is undermined by a limp script and soggy Braveheart pastiche, although the strong voice cast prevent disaster.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
Dave Calhoun
Time Out
October 6, 2010
A notable voice cast, including Ewan McGregor and Timothy Spall, makes very little mark at all. Profoundly silly, it should be. Pointless, it shouldn't.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Graham Young
Birmingham Post
October 6, 2010
If you've ever admired Zulu, enjoyed Thunderbirds, laughed at Dad's Army and Spitting Image or played with an Airfix kit, then this is the film for you.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Simon Reynolds
Digital Spy
October 6, 2010
A fun and diverting 90 minutes of puppet chaos made with care, love and some impressively detailed old-school model work.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Alexander Pashby
Electric Sheep
October 6, 2010
Jackboots is a film for anyone who played with Action Man, Barbie, Airfix kits or Hornby model railways as a child.
Becky Bartlett
The Skinny
October 6, 2010
Realised through animated puppets it will inevitably be compared to Team America:World Police, a likeness that does it no favours.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Tim Evans
Sky Movies
October 6, 2010
The attention to detail that have been lavished on the models hasn't been applied to the script and the final plot swerves reeks more of desperation than a satisfying conclusion.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Cassam Looch
ViewLondon
October 6, 2010
A crudely made, low budget animation that exceeds expectations by providing a surprising amount of laughs for a more mature audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Robbie Collin
News of the World
October 3, 2010
Stupid, throwaway nonsense - and that's the whole idea.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
August 26, 2010
Like a British variation on Team America, this loudly hilarious wartime romp pushes its parallel-reality scenario in some very funny directions, although it perhaps relies too much on postmodern pop-culture references.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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