The League of Gentlemen's Apocalypse (2005)



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Three residents of a 1950s-era U.K. town experience apocalyptic events that transport them 50 years into the future, where they encounter a trio of time travelers who inform them that their entire lives were a work of fiction created by a popular comedy troupe called The League of Gentlemen. Saucy German Herr Lipp (Steve Pemberton), psychotic butcher Hilary Briss (Mark Gatiss), and unassuming businessman Geoff Tipps (Reece Shearsmith) were fleeing fireballs in fictional Royston Vasey when they ran into a church crypt, and emerged a half-century later in the real town of Hadfield. Later, as the hapless time travelers struggle to get their bearings, they encounter posh zookeeper Edward (Shearsmith), mysterious Tubbs (Pemberton), and imposing voodoo chief Papa Lazarou (Shearsmith) - who shock them with the news that they and their hometown are, in fact, entirely fictional.


Mark Gatiss
as Matthew Chinnery / Hilary Briss / Mickey / Mark
Steve Pemberton
as Tubbs / Pauline / Herr Lipp / Steve / Lemuel Blizzard
Reece Shearsmith
as Edward / Papa Lazarou / Geoff / Bernice / Reece / Father Hal
David Warner
as Dr. Erasmus Pea
Jeff Balis
as Jeremy Dyson
Bernard Hill
as King William III
Michael Sheen
as Jeremy Dyson
Mark Gattis
as Sir Nicholas Sheet-Lightning
Victoria Wood
as Queen Mary II
Emily Woof
as Lindsay
Peter Kay
as Simon Pig
Simon Pegg
as Peter Cow
Kate O'Toole
as Casting Director
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All Critics (6)

With an embarrassment of comedy riches, Gatiss & Co will still leave some fans feeling disappointed.

Jul 21, 2005 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Inventive, twisted and frequently hilarious, this is an enjoyable comedy that will appeal to both fans and newcomers to the series

Jun 18, 2005 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Thankfully, not only have the League pulled it off magnificently, but they have remembered the most important thing of all -- how to be very, very funny indeed.

Apr 26, 2005 | Rating: 80/100 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The League of Gentlemen's Apocalypse


Even though i've never seen the TV series or had ever heard of it until now, it was actually quite funny. It might take you a while to get what's going on in the film but it's very witty and decently made considering its budget. The League of Gentlemen's Apocalypse is stupid, disturbing and weird but at the same time it will suprise you in a good way.

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A worthy big screen outing for Royston Vasey with lots for the fans to enjoy but perhaps lacking the darkness of the TV series.

Gordon Anderson
Gordon Anderson

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It's not the measure of the first two series, but better than the third. And it's totally f***ed up in a rather inspired way! It almost reminded me of Time Bandits in places, which is no bad thing.

xGary Xx
xGary Xx

Super Reviewer

Once again a British TV show that was fantastic in half hour segments completely misses the mark. This is quite possibly the worst one of all. The writers may have thought they were being clever with their writing but instead it is just complicated and ridiulously stupid. There isn't a single laugh to be had, the only times I did laugh were forced. The League Of Gentlemen is reduced to fart, poo and other toilet humour. However they present it in such a crude manner it isn't funny. in fact Freddy Got Fingered had more laughs than this film.

Luke Baldock
Luke Baldock

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