Dad's Army Reviews

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May 13, 2020
Another mediocre modern remake of a beloved old TV show.
February 16, 2019
The comedy is a little too obvious, the plot is razor-thin and the story never takes advantage of its film-length running time, and often it feels like a normal episode stretched to breaking point.
January 26, 2017
"Dad's Army," while perfectly pleasant, isn't very funny, fighting to find something grand to do with its WWII setting and cast of quirky characters. Parker isn't asleep here, but he isn't inventive either.
January 10, 2017
British WWII comedy with slapstick action won't engage kids.
July 26, 2016
A noble effort that ends up more Dunkirk than D-Day.
April 28, 2016
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.
March 2, 2016
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?"
February 8, 2016
Dad's Army has a lot of heart, and is certainly an amiable piece, but being uncynical is not enough to justify a trip to the cinema, as a film that offers little by way of jokes, or substantial narrative purpose.
February 8, 2016
Who do you think you are kidding, fake Dad's Army?
February 7, 2016
There really is no reason for the film to exist.
February 7, 2016
It was a sitcom, which is to say habitual - and since it is still frequently broadcast and enjoyed, it is with us as much as it ever was. And we don't enjoy our favourite habits being changed for us.
February 7, 2016
Oliver Parker's direction does little to lighten the tone; from the bull-in-a-field opening to the beach-bound battle finale, subtlety is not the film's strong suit.
February 5, 2016
The beloved 1970s British sit-com gets the big screen treatment, although there's been very little attempt to do anything clever with it aside from A-list casting.
February 4, 2016
While it ticks some nostalgia boxes, Dad's Army simply feels like a missed opportunity.
February 4, 2016
From uninspired beginning to muddled end, it's a cultural smash'n'grab that goes through the motions and will ultimately be remembered as a badly missed opportunity.
February 4, 2016
[The cast members] have great comic timing, but this film mostly fails to make use of it.
February 4, 2016
Who wants a Dad's Army featuring bad bedroom farce and glum soul-searching?
February 4, 2016
It has a strong, game cast but this is karaoke filmmaking, trading on nostalgia rather than breaking new territory. Affable but forgettable.
February 4, 2016
With the various catchphrases popping up clunkily whenever and wherever -- 'we're all doomed!', 'stupid boy!', 'don't panic!' -- this always feels horribly contrived.
February 3, 2016
For fans of the original TV series, this reboot will feel like a disappointment. For everybody else, a pointless and easily avoidable misfire.
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