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February 12, 2012
You Have it wrong, the film is set during the Malayan emergency, 1948. In WW2 Malaya was occupied by the Japs 1942-1945.
October 16, 2009
Privates on Parade is a little bit of an oddball. It seems to expend all its energy in the first hour before settling for mediocrity in the final stretch. There isnt much of a story to be fair and if it wasnt for Dennis Quigley's inspired turn it would have all been rather flat from the start.
½ August 7, 2009
Curious mix of the tragedy of war, bawdy comedy, drag shows and communist rebels, set in southeast Asia. On the whole it doesn't quite work, but I admire the effort. Good performances. It just pulls the viewer in too many directions, and often abruptly.
June 26, 2009
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 john cleese, simon jones, michael elphick, patrick pearson, dennis quilley play good roles/parts throughout this movie....i think that the director of this action/adventure/drama/comedy movie had done a great job of directing this movie because you never know what 2 expect throughout this movie...its a great movie 2 watch with a good cast thorughout this movie n its a really enjoyable movie 2 watch
June 25, 2009
It's hard to tell if this is supposed to be a comedy about or just a quirky character study from post-war Malaysia as there is little to laugh about. The actual story is terrible too, not enough to make a song and dance about.
August 9, 2008
The cover said it was comedy, but I liked it as a drama. Brings tears to my eyes.
July 19, 2008
just not funny! this cringe-worthy film has nothing good going for it other than a few good cleese moments
May 11, 2008
Very funny, very British. There's a sex scene, so I couldn't share it with my kids, which was a pity.
½ April 20, 2008
Some funny moments, but a long way from the Python films.
½ February 23, 2008
A fine adaptation of the hit RSC stage play, this preserves Denis Quilley's brilliant performance as the leader of a motley group of army entertainers as they trek around Malay during the Emergency. Cleese is the miscast - he replaces Nigel Hawthorne, who pulled the part off with a great deal more subtlety. The song and dance numbers are fun and the story has some very touching moments.
November 2, 2007
John Cleese !!! And i haven't seen this movie, yet !
½ February 22, 2007
Curious mix of the tragedy of war, bawdy comedy, drag shows and communist rebels, set in southeast Asia. On the whole it doesn't quite work, but I admire the effort. Good performances. It just pulls the viewer in too many directions, and often abruptly.
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