The Festival Reviews

February 11, 2019
It all feels so disappointingly similar, retelling old jokes, backed by the rather old-fashioned narrative of a man trying to reclaim his ex-girlfriend.
January 8, 2019
It takes a little while to get going, but once it does The Festival is a funny take on a British summer institution.
October 31, 2018
Watchable, but unforgivably derivative - was it not a bit early to have a remake of The Inbetweeners Movie?
August 28, 2018
The Festival can't get out of the shadow of The Inbetweeners, but it's well worth a watch for all fans of the series.
August 22, 2018
Not exactly groundbreaking comedy, but Morris clearly knows his youthful audience demographic well, playing on their hang-ups as much as their aspirations.
August 20, 2018
Production values aren't high but with Inbetweeners star Joe Thomas leading a well-chosen cast there is fun to be had amid the mud, madness and drugged-up Smurfs.
August 20, 2018
It's the specificity of the stereotypes that Morris hangs out to dry that make the film so funny.
August 19, 2018
Play[s] the crude shock value card with swaggering confidence, while there's just enough sprinkling of weirdness and endearing sweetness to balance things out.
August 17, 2018
After the initial sticky patch, audiences are likely to find themselves amenable and even enthusiastic - much like the festival experience, in fact.
August 15, 2018
The main insight provided here is that festival going is a mixture of heaven and hell.
August 15, 2018
While many gags are enjoyably unhinged, most of the humour feels very lazy, pushing the expected buttons while pretending to be sexy and/or disgusting.
August 15, 2018
Like festivals themselves, this isn't for everyone, but if your ears are still ringing from a long weekend in a field, this is the summer silliness for you.
August 15, 2018
There are highs and lows here, with a fair amount of shoe leather required before you get to the good stuff. Pretty much like a real festival, appropriately enough.
August 14, 2018
An amiable Brit comedy that balances its crude gags with an off-kilter weirdness and some spot-on observations of the music festival experience.
August 14, 2018
The Festival's pursuit remains broadly likable, and Morris again backs it up with real comedy nous.