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Absolutely Anything (2017)

Absolutely Anything (2017)




Critic Consensus: Given the impressive array of talent involved in Absolutely Anything -- and the near-total lack of laughs it provokes -- this Monty Python reunion can only be regarded as a disappointment.

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Monty Python alumni John Cleese, Terry Jones, Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam, and Eric Idle reunite for this sci-fi comedy directed and co-written by Jones (along with Gavin Scott), and centering on the story of a group of mischievous extraterrestrials (voiced by the Python crew) who grant embittered schoolteacher Neil Clarke (Simon Pegg) extraordinary powers in order to see how he will use them. Subsequently seeking the wisdom of his loyal canine companion Dennis (voice of Robin Williams) in order to use his powers wisely, Clarke is ultimately forced to choose between the girl of his dreams (Kate Beckinsale), or the four-legged friend who has never left his side. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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Simon Pegg
as Neil Clarke
Kate Beckinsale
as Catherine
Rob Riggle
as Colonel Grant Kotchev
Robert Bathurst
as James Cleverill
Eddie Izzard
as The Headmaster
Robin Williams
as Dennis the Dog
Michael Palin
as Kindly Alien
Emma Pierson
as Miss Pringle
Terry Jones
as Scientist Alien/Truck Driver
Terry Gilliam
as Nasty Alien
John Cleese
as Chief Alien
Eric Idle
as Salubrious Gat
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Critic Reviews for Absolutely Anything

All Critics (43) | Top Critics (4)

Treat-sized food-for-thought from a wonderfully silly director.

May 12, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Absolutely Anything is a good idea but is executed poorly, with a lame take-home message about great power demanding great responsibility.

May 8, 2017 | Full Review…

Decades in the making, Monty Python vet Terry Jones' lame sci-fi satire squanders the contributions of top comic talents - including the late Robin Williams.

August 12, 2015 | Full Review…

As the film itself states: 'The dog's not so bad. It's the people I can't stand'.

August 11, 2015 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Jones's cult status ensures a decent cast but the execution is messy, short of laughs and tiresome.

October 29, 2017 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

[Simon] Pegg's goofy charm is on overdrive, elevating this silly comedy where the best scenes are between Neil and his talking dog Dennis (voiced by the late Robin Williams).

September 21, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Absolutely Anything


After Simon Pegg became a worldwide known actor he didn't really do many British films so this was a nice little suprise, Ok yeah it's silly and rushed but it's pretty good and funny with a simple plot and an easily likeable cast, The film itself felt like a family film but it has small bits of adult humour so not really a family film, It's easy to watch and enjoy but nothing memorable but it's nice to see Simon Pegg doing a British film again.

Jamie Clarke
Jamie Clarke

Super Reviewer

A waste of plot briefly saved by a few laughs!

Film Crazy
Film Crazy

Super Reviewer

Bruce Almighty gets a British redo. So that's what it's like when a property gets a foreign treatment. Now we can understand what the Brits complain about when we "borrow" their stuff. Many good talents absolutely thrown to waste. Eh. And I'm not mentioning at all that Monty Python is involved in this, dragging that hallowed name through the gutter of who really gives a duck.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

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