• Unrated, 1 hr. 31 min.
  • Comedy, Animation
  • Directed By:
    Edward McHenry
    In Theaters:
    Jun 20, 2010 Wide
    On DVD:
    Jul 26, 2011
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Jackboots on Whitehall Reviews

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Brian Orndorf
BrianOrndorf.com

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 Source: BrianOrndorf.com | Original Score: B-

July 26, 2011
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express

For sheer oddity value this creation of filmmaking brothers Edward and Rory McHenry must rank as some kind of collector's item.

Full Review Source: Daily Express | 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 Source: Scotsman | Original Score: 1/5

October 11, 2010
Stephen Jewell
SFX Magazine

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 Source: SFX Magazine | Original Score: 2/5

October 11, 2010
David Edwards
Daily Mirror [UK]

It's all deeply silly, but agreeably so with some smart one-liners, tongue-incheek humour and nobody taking themselves too seriously.

Full Review Source: Daily Mirror [UK] | Original Score: 3/5

October 8, 2010
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph

Sadly plumps for lowest-common-denominator idiocy of the let's-put-Hitler-in-a-frilly-dress variety.

Full Review Source: Daily Telegraph | Original Score: 2/5

October 8, 2010
Brian Pendreigh
Radio Times

It tries to both celebrate and lampoon British culture and spirit at the same time, only the end result is surprisingly flat.

Full Review Source: Radio Times | Original Score: 2/5

October 7, 2010
Kim Newman
Empire Magazine

The Dad's Army premise is undermined by a limp script and soggy Braveheart pastiche, although the strong voice cast prevent disaster.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 2/5

October 6, 2010
Dave Calhoun
Time Out
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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 Source: Time Out | Original Score: 2/5

October 6, 2010
Graham Young
Birmingham Post

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 Source: Birmingham Post | Original Score: 3/5

October 6, 2010
Simon Reynolds
Digital Spy

A fun and diverting 90 minutes of puppet chaos made with care, love and some impressively detailed old-school model work.

Full Review Source: Digital Spy | Original Score: 3/5

October 6, 2010
Alexander Pashby
Electric Sheep

Jackboots is a film for anyone who played with Action Man, Barbie, Airfix kits or Hornby model railways as a child.

Full Review Source: Electric Sheep

October 6, 2010
Becky Bartlett
The Skinny

Realised through animated puppets it will inevitably be compared to Team America:World Police, a likeness that does it no favours.

Full Review Source: The Skinny | Original Score: 2/5

October 6, 2010
Tim Evans
Sky Movies

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 Source: Sky Movies | Original Score: 2/5

October 6, 2010
Cassam Looch
ViewLondon

A crudely made, low budget animation that exceeds expectations by providing a surprising amount of laughs for a more mature audience.

Full Review Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 4/5

October 6, 2010
Robbie Collin
News of the World

Stupid, throwaway nonsense - and that's the whole idea.

Full Review Source: News of the World | Original Score: 4/5

October 3, 2010
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

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 Source: Shadows on the Wall | Original Score: 3.5/5

August 26, 2010
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