The Parole Officer (2001)

The Parole Officer (2001)

The Parole Officer




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British television comic Steve Coogan made his first bid for a big-screen career in this comedy, in which he plays Simon Garden, a singularly inept parole officer who has not had terribly good luck with his clients -- after many years on the job, only three of the former prisoners he's been looking after have avoided returning to a life of crime. Garden is transferred from his post in Blackpool to a new assignment in Manchester, and it isn't long before he finds himself in hot water. Garden … More

Rating: R (some sexual content/nudity and language)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Comedy
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Written By: Henry Normal
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Universal Pictures

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Critic Reviews for The Parole Officer

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Coogan é um comediante excepcional - assim, mesmo trabalhando com um roteiro mediano (de sua própria autoria), consegue arrancar algumas boas risadas.

August 11, 2004
Cinema em Cena

It's watchable.

October 15, 2001

Combining all the best elements of home-grown rom-coms and gangster capers, this breathes fresh life into both genres.

Full Review… | August 10, 2001
Empire Magazine

An intermittently hilarious vehicle for British TV star Steve Coogan.

Full Review… | August 9, 2001

Audience Reviews for The Parole Officer

i like it this is a proper british comedy steve coogan is the parole officer and needs to break into a bank to retrieve the tape that proves a curupt cop murder a bloke but the only people helping him are idiots but along with some help is emma (lena headey) who ends up liking him in a more personannal level but its good and funny!

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Super Reviewer


It's got a few funny moments - But overall nothing special.


Super Reviewer


Such a funny film and one of Steve Coogan's good films. Steve Coogan plays loveable loser Simon Garden who is rubbish at his job as a parole officer.

Steven Vincent Gee

Super Reviewer

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