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Queen and Country (2015)



Critic Consensus: Graceful and bittersweet, Queen and Country finds writer-director John Boorman revisiting past glories with warmth and wisdom.

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QUEEN AND COUNTRY is the hilarious follow-up to John Boorman's HOPE AND GLORY (1987 nominated for 5 Academy Awards), when 9-year-old Bill Rohan rejoices in the destruction of his school by an errant Luftwaffe bomb. QUEEN AND COUNTRY picks up the story nearly a decade later as Bill (Boorman's alter-ego), played by a charming Callum Turner, begins basic training in the early 1950s, during the Korean War. Bill is joined by a trouble-making army mate, Percy (Caleb Landry Jones). They never get near Korea, but engage in a constant battle of wits with the Catch-22-worthy, Sgt. Major Bradley -- the brilliant David Thewlis. Richard E. Grant is their superior, the veddy, veddy, infinitely put-upon, aptly-named Major Cross. A superb ensemble cast limns a wonderfully funny and often moving depiction of a still-recovering postwar England. (C) BBC Americamore
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: John Boorman
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On DVD: Sep 8, 2015
BBC Worldwide North America - Official Site


David Thewlis
as Sgt. Major Bradley
Richard E. Grant
as Major Cross
Vanessa Kirby
as Dawn Rohan
Pat Shortt
as Redmond
Tom Stuart
as Lieutenant Fortesque...
Alfie Stewart
as Henderson
Dan Clucinschi
as Lionel Barker
Edgar Nistor
as Osbourne
Julian Wadham
as Colonel Fielding
Mihai Iliescu
as Gym Sergeant
Serban Cismarescu
as Army Camp Doctor
Andrei Gonczi
as Post Office Clerk
Jonah Russell
as Dr. Smythe
Anisoara Doroftei
as Military Hospital Re...
Paul Ansdell
as Newsreader
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All Critics (79) | Top Critics (26)

Don't let the British pedigree and nostalgic trimmings fool you: this is no Masterpiece Theatre exercise but a broad, high-spirited, riotously funny service comedy, on par with M*A*S*H and Stripes.

Full Review… | May 7, 2015
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

A wartime comedy of manners, it's a delightfully whimsical portrait of 1952 England, a time and place of class discord that's both uproarious and politically pointed.

Full Review… | April 16, 2015
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Top Critic

The movie is a sweet-natured, easy-going bit of storytelling, and while Bill may be the central character, Queen and Country is really a movie about England. And it's a love letter to a particular time and place

Full Review… | March 26, 2015
Toronto Sun
Top Critic

It's a pleasant, nostalgic movie that didn't need to be made (a memoir written, maybe), chiefly because he has nothing new to say about the postwar era.

Full Review… | November 12, 2015
Seattle Weekly

The film has its moments but not enough to justify a trip to the multiplex.

Full Review… | November 5, 2015
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

It showcases Boorman's great humanity, but (like Hope and Glory, for that matter) it is almost entirely free of the mild derangement that characterises his best work.

Full Review… | June 13, 2015
Irish Times

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