Dad's Army

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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.

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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
Blake Harrison (II)
as Private Pike
Daniel Mays
as Private Walker
Bill Paterson
as Private Frazer
Ian Lavender
as Brigadier Pritchard
Frank Williams
as The Reverend Timothy Farthing
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All Critics (34) | Top Critics (5) | Fresh (11) | Rotten (23)

  • 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.

    Feb 7, 2016 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…
  • [The cast members] have great comic timing, but this film mostly fails to make use of it.

    Feb 4, 2016 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

    Kate Muir

    Times (UK)
    Top Critic
  • For fans of the original TV series, this reboot will feel like a disappointment. For everybody else, a pointless and easily avoidable misfire.

    Feb 3, 2016 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    Jan 28, 2016 | Full Review…

    Catherine Bray

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

    Jan 27, 2016 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

    Cath Clarke

    Time Out
    Top Critic
  • The question that suggests itself in response to all this is a spectral "Why ... ?"

    Jan 26, 2016 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Dad's Army

  • Jun 01, 2016
    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 W Super Reviewer
  • Oct 16, 2009
    Wonderful...nothing more can be said about this classic. Basically an extended verion of the tv series but just lovely.
    Barry L Super Reviewer
  • Sep 30, 2009
    Anthony L Super Reviewer
  • Sep 17, 2006
    Loved watching repeats of Dad's army as a child. Film is pretty funny aswell.
    Sarah G Super Reviewer

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