The Hippopotamus Reviews

June 2, 2017
A towering, at times monumentally good central performance from the character actor Roger Allam stands at the heart of The Hippopotamus, but it is entirely alone.
June 1, 2017
Despite a wonderfully witty voiceover and the bullish playing of a willing ensemble, this bawdy romp consistently stumbles over its more contrived excesses.
May 31, 2017
The writing here is sometimes arch and laboured but Allam puts across even the most stilted lines with enormous brio.
May 26, 2017
A laboured blend of Agatha Christie-style sleuthing and PG Wodehouse-style country house high jinks that feels very dated.
May 22, 2017
This adaptation of Stephen Fry's comic novel relies so heavily on voiceover that it's practically an audiobook.
May 22, 2017
Lacking the zeal and comic energy that the material requires, The Hippopotamus feels like a souffl that has failed to rise, leaving a film that can only be recommended to diehard Allam devotees.