Dad's Army (2016)




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It is 1944 and World War II is reaching its climax. The Allies are poised to invade France and finally defeat the German army. But in Walmington-on-Sea morale amongst the Home Guard is low. Their new mission then - to patrol the Dover army base - is a great chance to revive spirits and reputation, that is until glamorous journalist Rose Winters arrives to write about their exploits, setting the pulses racing and putting the local women on red alert. MI5 then discover a radio signal sent direct to Berlin from Walmington-on-Sea. There's a spy on the loose! The outcome of the war is suddenly at stake, and it falls to our unlikely heroes to stand up and be counted.
Comedy , Drama
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Catherine Zeta-Jones
as Rose Winters
Michael Gambon
as Private Godfrey
Bill Nighy
as Sergeant Wilson
Toby Jones
as Captain Mainwaring
Mark Gatiss
as Colonel Theakes
Tom Courtenay
as Lance Corporal Jones
Emily Atack
as Daphne
Blake Harrison (II)
as Private Pike
Sarah Lancashire
as Mrs. Pike
Daniel Mays
as Private Walker
Bill Paterson
as Private Frazer
Alison Steadman
as Mrs. Fox
Ian Lavender
as Brigadier Pritchard
Frank Williams
as The Reverend Timothy Farthing
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Critic Reviews for Dad's Army

All Critics (29) | Top Critics (3)

For fans of the original TV series, this reboot will feel like a disappointment. For everybody else, a pointless and easily avoidable misfire.

Full Review… | February 3, 2016
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

It's a time-honored style of comedy, accessible to a broad audience, and it works on its own terms, without too many ill-advised attempts at modernization.

Full Review… | January 27, 2016
Top Critic

Even granddad has moved on from teatime comedy gags about jam roly-poly.

Full Review… | January 26, 2016
Time Out
Top Critic

A noble effort that ends up more Dunkirk than D-Day.

Full Review… | July 26, 2016
RTÉ (Ireland)

Those old enough to remember one of the high points of British comedy will surely not like this one up 'em; those who don't would be best to look away.

Full Review… | April 28, 2016
New Zealand Herald

I took my elderly mum to the film, and she enjoyed it well enough, but noted, "there's not much of a story, is there?"

Full Review… | March 2, 2016

Audience Reviews for Dad's Army

Faithful to the original in terms of casting but the plot is overly simplistic and guessable. Saying that though it's just an enjoyable film that doesn't try to do anything it knows it isn't supposed to.

Ian Walker
Ian Walker

Super Reviewer

Wonderful...nothing more can be said about this classic. Basically an extended verion of the tv series but just lovely.

Barry Lappin
Barry Lappin

Super Reviewer


Loved watching repeats of Dad's army as a child. Film is pretty funny aswell.

Sarah Gaish
Sarah Gaish

Super Reviewer

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