Downhill (2014)



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"Gordon (Richard Lumsden - Sightseers, TV's The Catherine Tate Show) is determined that he and best friend Keith (Karl Theobald - TV's 2012, Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa) will conquer Wainwright's Coast to Coast Walk from St Bees in Cumbria to Robin Hood's Bay in North Yorkshire. But when a stray conversation determines that old school friends Steve(Jeremy Swift - Jupiter Ascending, TV's Downton Abbey) and Julian (Ned Dennehy - Tyrannosaur, TV's Luther) join them on the trip, their best-laid plans reveal multiple mid-life crises. (c) Rambling Road


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All Critics (9)

A sweetly maudlin directorial debut from James Rouse, it features winning turns from Richard Lumsden (as team leader Gordon), Karl Theobald (as best buddy about to drop a bombshell Keith) and Ned Dennehy (as drunken spice Julian).

Jun 10, 2014 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Downhill is a home-grown treat, and the perfect solution to anyone seeking an alternative to the preponderance of overblown blockbusters on screens big and small.

Jun 10, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The transition from comedy to gently revelatory drama is nicely handled in James Rouse's engaging low-budget film.

Jun 10, 2014 | Full Review…

It's extremely rare for a low-budget mock-documentary to come together as well as this scruffy little British comedy.

Jun 10, 2014 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

Torben Betts' screenplay for this engaging, quintessentially British road/rambling movie combines knockabout comedy with surprisingly bleak observations about the way the men's lives have all veered off course.

May 29, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

A grey, farty plod, with increasingly little to sustain it bar the scenery.

May 29, 2014 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

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