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Killing Bono Reviews

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Philip French
Guardian

Killing Bono is an amusing, knockabout contribution to a sub-genre of rock movies about bands and rock stars that didn't quite reach the top or fell by the wayside...

Full Review Source: Guardian

April 4, 2011
Leslie Felperin
Variety
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Dialogue is occasionally sharp, even genuinely funny at times, but not often enough to support the farcical antics of the last act.

Full Review Source: Variety

April 3, 2011
Anthony Quinn
Independent

The music is terrible, and for a comedy it's chronically short of laughs.

Full Review Source: Independent | Original Score: 2/5

April 1, 2011
David Edwards
Daily Mirror [UK]

Killing Bono is entertaining for the first hour but then goes off the boil with a couple of ludicrous criminal subplots and too many scenes of the brothers trying and failing to make it big.

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

April 1, 2011
Derek Malcolm
This is London

hough overlong and sometimes patchy, this Irish comedy from Nick Hamm is a lively corrective to some of the more solemn portrayals of rock's nether regions.

Full Review Source: This is London | Original Score: 3/5

April 1, 2011
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian

A good-natured, boisterous comedy with a Likely Lads feel.

Full Review Source: Guardian | Original Score: 3/5

March 31, 2011
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express

An extremely enjoyable, very well performed romp that extracts surprisingly mileage from a story about failure.

Full Review Source: Daily Express | Original Score: 4/5

March 31, 2011
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail [UK]

Though Nick Hamm directs with zest, the script by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais, adapting rock critic Neil McCormick's autobiography, is low on laughs.

Full Review Source: Daily Mail [UK] | Original Score: 1/5

March 31, 2011
Henry Barnes
Little White Lies

We still haven't found what we're looking for.

Full Review Source: Little White Lies | Original Score: 2/5

March 31, 2011
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph

Nick Hamm's film only evokes the era in a passably plasticky Britcom way, but no one was expecting a masterpiece. I'm just glad it was this enjoyable.

Full Review Source: Daily Telegraph | Original Score: 3/5

March 31, 2011
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

Vividly captures the frustrating randomness of fame.

Full Review Source: Shadows on the Wall | Original Score: 3/5

March 31, 2011
Jamie Dunn
The Skinny

This isn't homicide, it's hagiography.

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

March 31, 2011
Adam Smith
Radio Times

Hamm, working from a script co-written by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais, seems unable to decide what tone he's aiming for - broad knockabout comedy or bittersweet reminiscence.

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

March 31, 2011
Graham Young
Birmingham Post

Killing Bono completes a neat hat-trick and should be seen by anyone who has ever dreamed - and failed - to become a rock god.

Full Review Source: Birmingham Post | Original Score: 4/5

March 30, 2011
Stella Papamichael
Digital Spy

For every rock god who ascends to stardom, there are countless wannabes destined to hit rock bottom.

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

March 30, 2011
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times

We have all, at some time or other, wanted to kill Bono.

Full Review Source: Financial Times | Original Score: 4/5

March 30, 2011
Ian Freer
Empire Magazine

A clever idea that can't find its feet on the bigger stage.

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

March 30, 2011
Trevor Johnston
Time Out
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Ultimately, there's something cheering and very human about a hero's journey towards the recognition of his myriad flaws.

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 3/5

March 30, 2011
Tim Evans
Sky Movies

A drearily familiar tale of a band's life on the road. With added Bono.

Full Review Source: Sky Movies | Original Score: 2/5

March 30, 2011
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon

Enjoyable comedy drama that succeeds thanks to likeable performances from Barnes and Sheehan, though the script occasionally struggles to find the right tone and it's not quite as funny as it thinks it is.

Full Review Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 3/5

March 30, 2011
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