Cemetery Junction Reviews

August 30, 2018
Gervais now seems adrift in some kind of sub, sub, sub Richard Curtis land, where character, mood and plot are simply thrown out the window and to hell with it.
August 23, 2018
Not funny enough to be a great comedy or impactful enough to be an emotive drama, this inoffensive, lightly amusing story drifts along without much sense of purpose.
August 10, 2010
Disappointing tale of '70s youngsters devoid of wit or insight.
August 10, 2010
It's a strange hybrid of a film, boasting loudmouth boorishness instead of wit, and fortune-cookie schmaltz instead of heart.
April 22, 2010
Cemetery Junction successfully creates a visual tone for itself, then, when it comes to dialogue and plot, it goes ahead to make a different film altogether.
April 16, 2010
It is entertaining as far as it goes, but it would have to be fully and Gervaisishly funny, or else fully nasty, vinegary and sad before everyone involved was, to coin a phrase, up the junction.
April 15, 2010
Gervais and Merchant may offer less ambition or novelty than meet the eye, but being cosily shepherded to their feel-good destination never feels like drudgery.
April 15, 2010
Rather than an easy nostalgia-fest filled with flared trousers, Gervais and Merchant have captured a warm, funny and engaging coming-of-age drama, the like of which British cinema rarely delivers.
April 15, 2010
It's refreshing to see a mainstream British film with the ambition to strut its stuff on studio terms.
April 15, 2010
Mean-spirited humour alternates with sentimental didacticism; sitcom jostles with melodrama; lazy shorthand is punctuated by explicitness.
April 15, 2010
It's far from Gervais's big-screen masterpiece but it gives you hope he's got one in him.
April 14, 2010
In its closing moments, Cemetery Junction is both youthfully optimistic and intelligently mature. But by then it's pretty much dead and buried.