St. Trinian's


St. Trinian's

Critics Consensus

Both naughtier and campier than Ronald Searle's original post war series, this St. Trinian's leans on high jinks instead of performances or witty dialogue.



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St Trinian's, the infamous school for "young ladies," is once again facing dire financial crisis! The bank is threatening headmistress Camilla Fritton with closure. Her unorthodox doctrine of free expression and self empowerment is also under threat from new Education Minister Geoffrey Thwaits, an old flame of Camilla's who is determined to bring discipline and order to the anarchic school. In true St Trinian style, the girls are in a league of their own -- smart, fearless and determined to defend the school they love to the end. They need to unite the warring girl gang cliques and come up with the cash fast to save the school.

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Rupert Everett
as Camilla Fritton/Carnaby Fritton
Colin Firth
as Geoffrey Thwaites
Lena Headey
as Miss Dickinson
Mischa Barton
as JJ French
Anna Chancellor
as Miss Bagstock
Stephen Fry
as Himself
Talulah Riley
as Annabelle Fritton
Amara Karan
as Peaches
Russell Brand
as Flash Harry
Caterina Murino
as Miss Maupassant
Toby Jones
as Bursar
Fenella Woolgar
as Miss Cleaver
Lily Cole
as Polly
Lucy Punch
as Verity
Tereza Srbova
as Anoushka
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Critic Reviews for St. Trinian's

All Critics (42) | Top Critics (15)

  • The result is too competent to be a travesty and too ordinary to be interesting.

    Oct 19, 2009 | Full Review…
  • Firth looks like he's changing his mind about being in this movie WHILE the cameras are running.

    Oct 19, 2009
  • Every scene is so frantic and desperate to make you laugh, to be clever, to be naughty and none of it worked.

    Oct 19, 2009
  • Anyone with a fondness for the midcentury cartoons and films that inspired this scrappy comedy will appreciate the latest trip to the titular British boarding school.

    Oct 9, 2009 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • A stunningly witless revival of the infamous British film series about a girls' boarding school.

    Oct 9, 2009 | Rating: 1.5/5
  • Bad in ways that are almost endearing...

    Oct 9, 2009 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for St. Trinian's

  • Feb 05, 2014
    We just watched this tonight and although it took me a while to get into it, I stuck with it, and I am glad that I did! What fun! And Gemma was gorgeous, as usual. I greatly enjoyed the extras, and there were a lot of them on the NF disc, including a making-of feature, a gag reel, a slew of deleted scenes, and a video rendition of the St Trinian's Chant. A silly plot, some over-the-top acting, a cross-dressing Rupert Evert, and a passel of nubile British beauties. I'm torn between three and four stars. I guess I'll stay there and call it 3.5!
    Mark A Super Reviewer
  • Sep 28, 2012
    Super Duper unfunny, soundtrack is not bad but I really do not understand this remake.
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer
  • Dec 18, 2011
    I've not seen the old St Trinian's films from the 50's, but good to see the brand get a modern day English make over. It's pretty much what you would expect, silly over the top characters and action. It's all lighthearted fun though with a good English cast. Good for a giggle.
    Dean K Super Reviewer
  • Jun 23, 2011
    Quite funny, although I liked the sequel better to this. Russell Brand was hilarious as ever though even for just a cameo appearance. Rupert Everett make a hysterical yet weird looking woman.
    Bethany M Super Reviewer

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