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Run For Your Wife Reviews

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Jennifer Tate
ViewLondon
February 14, 2013
Run for Your Wife is undoubtedly corny, thanks to a bad script, dreadful acting and lack of comic value, but this British comedy is surprisingly quite watchable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Charlie Lyne
Ultra Culture
February 19, 2013
It's hard to believe that the play could have warranted a 9-year theatrical run in 1983. I guess the past really is a foreign country. One populated exclusively by toddlers.
Grant Rollings
Sun Online
February 15, 2013
I appreciate Run For Your Wife is supposed to be dumb, but rarely has a film aimed so low and missed its target so woefully.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
David Aldridge
Radio Times
February 15, 2013
Unfortunately, there's no irony or retro self-awareness about this adaptation, which is played as if the last 30 years simply haven't happened.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Adam Lee Davies
Little White Lies
February 14, 2013
A bizarre, ill-advised antediluvian folly. Like Jurassic Park.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Tom Huddleston
Time Out
February 14, 2013
Run for the exit.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Allan Hunter
Screen International
February 4, 2013
Hopelessly dated, poorly executed material.
Rich Cline
Contactmusic.com
February 15, 2013
British farces work on stage, but usually feel agonisingly stupid on screen. And this is a worst-case scenario, as playwright Cooney adapts his classic 1983 farce without even the slightest adjustment for the cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Miles Fielder
The List
February 11, 2013
So poorly executed and the material so hopelessly dated that it traduces its (sort of) honourable origins as a theatrical farce to become nothing less than utterly farcical.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Damon Wise
Empire Magazine
February 11, 2013
Somewhere out there is a Royal Variety show missing its line-up.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jason Best
Movie Talk
February 16, 2013
Truly dire. An offensive, witless farrago... The film's social attitudes - to homosexuality, women, marriage - appear to have been preserved in mothballs since the 1970s. Given air now, they give off an offensive odour.
Neil Smith
Total Film
January 25, 2013
Doesn't even count as a missed opportunity.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Simon Reynolds
Digital Spy
February 14, 2013
The end result feels more like a museum relic than a zinging contemporary comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
February 14, 2013
The trouser-dropping 80s stage farce finally hits the big screen with Danny Dyer, to kill off any remaining British self-respect.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail [UK]
February 15, 2013
It is abysmal, dealing in outdated stereotypes that will leave you in a state of appalled amazement.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
Philip French
Observer [UK]
February 17, 2013
Classic farces of the Feydeau, Aldwych and Whitehall kind have rarely worked in the cinema, and this widely performed stage play by Ray Cooney is no exception.
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