On the Buses Reviews

  • May 25, 2014

    Those who have watched the TV show "On the Buses" are bound to like this. The characters and predicaments are similar to those seen on TV (with a few scenes directly borrowed, but the movie plays them very well and puts an original spin on things). The story here is whole, unlike in the first "On the Buses" movie; the plot progresses nicely and has a satisfactory arc. Stan Butler (Reg Varney) gets into a bit of trouble after promising his "bird" Sally that they would get married. However, Sally won't get married before they have a place of their own, and so Stan has to come up with ways to get more money - especially when his mother is strongly against his son flying the coop and leaving the rest of them to struggle, especially when Stan's brother-in-law becomes unemployed. Every character gets their moments to shine in this one, there are some truly enjoyable moments of comedy and creativity, and the spirit of the buses is definitely there from start to finish.

    Those who have watched the TV show "On the Buses" are bound to like this. The characters and predicaments are similar to those seen on TV (with a few scenes directly borrowed, but the movie plays them very well and puts an original spin on things). The story here is whole, unlike in the first "On the Buses" movie; the plot progresses nicely and has a satisfactory arc. Stan Butler (Reg Varney) gets into a bit of trouble after promising his "bird" Sally that they would get married. However, Sally won't get married before they have a place of their own, and so Stan has to come up with ways to get more money - especially when his mother is strongly against his son flying the coop and leaving the rest of them to struggle, especially when Stan's brother-in-law becomes unemployed. Every character gets their moments to shine in this one, there are some truly enjoyable moments of comedy and creativity, and the spirit of the buses is definitely there from start to finish.

  • Dec 19, 2013

    not as good as first on the buses film worth a free look if you see it on TV has a few funny moments in it

    not as good as first on the buses film worth a free look if you see it on TV has a few funny moments in it

  • Mar 15, 2012

    So the series goes on in its 1970s lack of PC attitudes and sexist remarks. Its a pretty bog standard flick that is only interesting because of its horribleness. Bob Grant stands out. He's such a vile looking pervert that i just get drawn to him.

    So the series goes on in its 1970s lack of PC attitudes and sexist remarks. Its a pretty bog standard flick that is only interesting because of its horribleness. Bob Grant stands out. He's such a vile looking pervert that i just get drawn to him.

  • Nov 27, 2011

    ok movie but I don't think I'll watch it again, it was a ok movie but thought the first on the buses film in 1971 was the best, it starred Reg Varney, Bob Grant and Stephen Lewis, I don't want this film on DVD

    ok movie but I don't think I'll watch it again, it was a ok movie but thought the first on the buses film in 1971 was the best, it starred Reg Varney, Bob Grant and Stephen Lewis, I don't want this film on DVD

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    Ian W Super Reviewer
    Feb 07, 2011

    Classic comedy from a bygone era. Nothing much more to say about this really. The humour is still funny and the acting is pretty good and it just reminds you of a time when life seemed so much less stressful.

    Classic comedy from a bygone era. Nothing much more to say about this really. The humour is still funny and the acting is pretty good and it just reminds you of a time when life seemed so much less stressful.

  • Mar 28, 2010

    The best movie in the series by far, its very much in the style of the show but still feels like a movie spinoff. Some great scenes!

    The best movie in the series by far, its very much in the style of the show but still feels like a movie spinoff. Some great scenes!

  • Feb 26, 2010

    wow umn just seen this movie 4 the 1st time n think that this is a good movie 2 watch.....its got a good cast of actors/actressess throughout this movie.....i think that stephen lewis, reg varney, janet mahoney, michael robbins, pat ashton, doris hare, bob grant, anna karen play good roles/parts throughout this movie......i think that the director of this comedy movie had done a good job of directing this movie because you never know what 2 expect throughout this movie......i think that this is a good comedy movie its got a good cast throughout this movie....its a really enjoyable movie i think that this could be the best 1 out of the 3 of these movies but im not really sure as they are all good in there own ways

    wow umn just seen this movie 4 the 1st time n think that this is a good movie 2 watch.....its got a good cast of actors/actressess throughout this movie.....i think that stephen lewis, reg varney, janet mahoney, michael robbins, pat ashton, doris hare, bob grant, anna karen play good roles/parts throughout this movie......i think that the director of this comedy movie had done a good job of directing this movie because you never know what 2 expect throughout this movie......i think that this is a good comedy movie its got a good cast throughout this movie....its a really enjoyable movie i think that this could be the best 1 out of the 3 of these movies but im not really sure as they are all good in there own ways

  • Dec 21, 2009

    The 2nd in the On The Buses trilogy finds Stan about to get married, his brother in law Arthur getting a job as a bus driver and the bus inspector Blakey still trying to put one over Stan & Jack. It's got some great gags in it including Arthur shouting at his baby to shut up!! Probably the best in the trilogy.

    The 2nd in the On The Buses trilogy finds Stan about to get married, his brother in law Arthur getting a job as a bus driver and the bus inspector Blakey still trying to put one over Stan & Jack. It's got some great gags in it including Arthur shouting at his baby to shut up!! Probably the best in the trilogy.

  • Dec 10, 2008

    A really good film believe it or not, sequel to "On The Buses". Great comedy which you would not get away with nowdays, without a doubt the best part of film is when the bus breaks down in the safari park and lions and monkeys jump in through the emergency exit, classic when the monkey starts driving the bus! A great film in the 'On The Buses Trilogy'!!!! "we dont want any more animals on the bus do we""

    A really good film believe it or not, sequel to "On The Buses". Great comedy which you would not get away with nowdays, without a doubt the best part of film is when the bus breaks down in the safari park and lions and monkeys jump in through the emergency exit, classic when the monkey starts driving the bus! A great film in the 'On The Buses Trilogy'!!!! "we dont want any more animals on the bus do we""

  • Aug 01, 2008

    The weakest of the three Hammer movies from the classic 70's tv comedy series 'On The Buses'. Full of the usual bawdy humour plus the added comedy masterclass of a trip for Blakey and Butler around Windsor Safari Park.

    The weakest of the three Hammer movies from the classic 70's tv comedy series 'On The Buses'. Full of the usual bawdy humour plus the added comedy masterclass of a trip for Blakey and Butler around Windsor Safari Park.