Reviews

  • Jun 14, 2019

    Not a laugh in it! Lame attempt at Monty Python-esque humor.

    Not a laugh in it! Lame attempt at Monty Python-esque humor.

  • Nov 22, 2018

    i can see why people hated this movie... it was awful

    i can see why people hated this movie... it was awful

  • Apr 09, 2015

    Unbearably, darkly comic.

    Unbearably, darkly comic.

  • Jun 30, 2014

    Mischief is afoot from the very start of this very British apocalypse... Plot, visuals, script all equally disrupted by nuclear war- but an oddly touching black comedy--A British El Topo!!

    Mischief is afoot from the very start of this very British apocalypse... Plot, visuals, script all equally disrupted by nuclear war- but an oddly touching black comedy--A British El Topo!!

  • Dec 22, 2012

    Farcical post-apocalyptic satire from director Richard Lester. The film takes place in England three years after a nuclear war. The film is mostly a series of vignettes, fewturing a terrific cast, taking place amongst rubble, but the main story focuses on a girl who lives in a London underground subway car and her parents moves out in the name of love. There is also an odd story involving former Prime Minister Ralph Richardson believing that he is slowing turning into a bed sitting room. The film has some clever ideas and some memorable moments sprinkled throughout, which does make it worth watching, but the film doesn't really come together as a whole. One of those bright moments in the film is the film debut of Marty Feldman. It's not for all tastes, but fans of British humor will probably enjoy it.

    Farcical post-apocalyptic satire from director Richard Lester. The film takes place in England three years after a nuclear war. The film is mostly a series of vignettes, fewturing a terrific cast, taking place amongst rubble, but the main story focuses on a girl who lives in a London underground subway car and her parents moves out in the name of love. There is also an odd story involving former Prime Minister Ralph Richardson believing that he is slowing turning into a bed sitting room. The film has some clever ideas and some memorable moments sprinkled throughout, which does make it worth watching, but the film doesn't really come together as a whole. One of those bright moments in the film is the film debut of Marty Feldman. It's not for all tastes, but fans of British humor will probably enjoy it.

  • Dec 21, 2012

    a bizzare black comedy

    a bizzare black comedy

  • Greg S Super Reviewer
    Mar 24, 2012

    A family living on a functioning subway train in post-apocalyptic London travels to the surface looking for a nurse for the pregnant daughter; they find Marty Feldman in drag and Ralph Richardson, whom the radiation has mutated into a bed-sitting room. You can see the roots of Monty Python in this Spike Milligan/John Antrobus scripted, Richard Lester directed absurd black farce that's more silly than satirical.

    A family living on a functioning subway train in post-apocalyptic London travels to the surface looking for a nurse for the pregnant daughter; they find Marty Feldman in drag and Ralph Richardson, whom the radiation has mutated into a bed-sitting room. You can see the roots of Monty Python in this Spike Milligan/John Antrobus scripted, Richard Lester directed absurd black farce that's more silly than satirical.

  • Dec 11, 2011

    Hit-and-miss....mostly miss.

    Hit-and-miss....mostly miss.

  • Jul 31, 2011

    Interesting post-apocalyptic comedy and predecessor to Monty Python and Terry Gilliam films.

    Interesting post-apocalyptic comedy and predecessor to Monty Python and Terry Gilliam films.

  • Jul 28, 2011

    i really wanted to like this such a great cast and written by spike milligan, but it was way to surreal for me that i didn't get it, the end of the world through a nuclear war and only 20 people survive and start mutating into various things, like the bed sitting room and a dog maybe it was just the mood i was in will watch it again at some time

    i really wanted to like this such a great cast and written by spike milligan, but it was way to surreal for me that i didn't get it, the end of the world through a nuclear war and only 20 people survive and start mutating into various things, like the bed sitting room and a dog maybe it was just the mood i was in will watch it again at some time