Le Donk & Scor-zay-zee Reviews

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Anthony Quinn
Independent
October 9, 2009
Even with a short running time (71 mins) this scrappy, unendearing squib outstays its welcome.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Andrea Gronvall
Chicago Reader
June 24, 2010
The gags are either too inside, lazily paced, or simply not funny.
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
March 17, 2010
Affable yet thoroughly forgettable...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Laurence Boyce
Little White Lies
November 22, 2011
A fun five day feature from one of Britain's finest filmmakers.
Ben Rawson-Jones
Digital Spy
October 9, 2009
Shane Meadows's movies are always brimming full of originality and verve and Le Donk & Scor-zay-zee is arguably his most daring effort so far.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Michael Bonner
Uncut Magazine [UK]
October 9, 2009
It's the dynamic between the crass, artless Le Donk and Scor-zay-zee, his quiet, overweight partner who's capable of delivering brilliant raps, that wins here.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Allan Hunter
Daily Express
October 9, 2009
Largely improvised and inevitably a little rambling and loosely structured but there are some genuinely funny moments along the way.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
October 16, 2009
The film has about as much sense of structure as - well, as Thirst, but I laughed a fair bit.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Sukhdev Sandhu
Daily Telegraph
October 9, 2009
A warm and improvised comedy that will appeal to anyone with a penchant for jokes about Beth Ditto.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
James Mottram
Filmstar Magazine
October 9, 2009
The plot is threadbare and the style is knockabout, but the improvisation, especially that of Considine, lends it an energy and spirit that's hard to resist.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Dave Calhoun
Time Out
October 9, 2009
An endearing effort with enough heart to fill the gaps where the gags dry up or fall flat.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tim Evans
Sky Movies
October 9, 2009
A comedy miracle that is the mirthful match for any so-called fun-fest that has emerged from Hollywood this year.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 9, 2009
Jaw-bustingly funny stuff, uproarious, delightful and unexpectedly touching, containing more laugh-out-loud moments than most Hollywood comedies twice the length.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Nev Pierce
Empire Magazine
October 9, 2009
A monumental mockumentary from Brit cinema's premier director/actor double act. True, daft, emotional, hilarious.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
October 9, 2009
Le Donk & Scor-zay-zee is a superbly directed, brilliantly acted mock-doc that's laugh-out-loud funny from start to finish.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 9, 2009
Considine reveals himself to be a fine comic actor here and, while the fly-on-the-wall format is no longer fresh, the emphasis on generating actual laughs, as well as pathos, is.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Philip French
Observer [UK]
October 16, 2009
Considine is outrageously funny and never steps out of character, but the film hardly adds up to an evening's entertainment.
Kevin Maher
Times [UK]
October 9, 2009
Considine's performance, for instance, is an enthralling piece of improvisation that carries the entire movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
October 9, 2009
The film is slight, but there's enough there for Meadows to create a plausible narrative arc with solid laughs along the way.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Derek Malcolm
This is London
October 16, 2009
Some British film-makers never give up and Shane Meadows is one of them. He'd make a movie of a custard pie if he could. And generally there's entertainment to be had from even his most hand-to-mouth efforts.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

Total Film
October 9, 2009
It may just be an extended short, but Meadows' latest still crams in enough laughs to fill a comedy twice its size. Considine, meanwhile, brings his character to such exhilarating life you can't tell where he ends and Donk begins.
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