St. Trinian's Reviews

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August 28, 2009
Rowdy 12-year-old British girls might get some modicum of narcissistic pleasure from "St. Trinian's" (loosely based on Ronald Searle's WWII era cartoons), but no one else will.
August 26, 2009
St.Trinian's represents a travesty of the British comic tradition.
August 14, 2009
...the relentless emphasis on off-the-wall shenanigans proves instrumental in cultivating an unexpected (yet palpable) atmosphere of oppressiveness.
October 18, 2008
It is smart-arse rather than witty and the predictable sight gags (the fart cushion gets a trot) seem to have been dreamt up by a committee.
March 23, 2008
Everett's Camilla Fritton, sporting a blonde wig reminiscent of another Camilla, spits out lines through prominent teeth and indulges in 'me time' at the easel, brush in hand %u2026 There are some good ideas and a few laughs, but it's all a bit Camilla-on
January 4, 2008
Lacking any really sharp dialogue, the film just about goes the distance by juggling its characters in short, sketch-like scenes and inserting occasional musical montages.
December 28, 2007
Everett almost single-handedly sustains the film, thanks to a nicely pitched turn as the headmistress with a heart.
December 21, 2007
Surprisingly enjoyable comedy with strong comic performances, lively direction and several decent gags.
December 21, 2007
When you look at it again, the old film was not only superior but rather more radical. This St Trinian's looks as if it is aiming at the lowest common denominator, and finding it too often.
December 21, 2007
The old St Trinian's movies with Alistair Sim weren't exactly comedy classics, but they look like gold next to this feeble, sloppily written caper.
December 21, 2007
no girl or boy over the age of 12 would be attracted by anything so puerile, while its UK certificate and occasionally risqu subject matter rule out under-12s.
December 21, 2007
Talulah Riley is simply sensational and newcomer Gemma Arterton pulls off a brilliant debut as sexy head girl Kelly.
December 21, 2007
While unlikely to have anyone cheering in the stalls, St Trinian's is nowhere near the calamity it should have been, even if it comes within striking distance more than once.
December 21, 2007
Ofsted inspectors can expect nightmares; everyone else will be mildly amused.
December 21, 2007
Innocence is entirely absent from this extremely dubious addition to the big-screen adventures of Ronald Searle's cartoon creations.
December 21, 2007
Camp fun, and catnip for a demographic that British cinema doesn't often bother to please.
December 21, 2007
A monumentally naff film.
December 21, 2007
Colin Firth's humiliation is a thing of wonder. His entire career on screen and stage is beautifully sent up before our eyes.
December 21, 2007
Heavy-handed at times and poorly plotted, but energetic and funny. A suitably undignified return to the screen for the notorious school and its out-of-control pupils.
December 21, 2007
that 'jolly hockey sticks' vibe feels outmoded with the only efforts to update the concept being shorter skirts and push-up bras.
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