The Wrong Box Reviews

November 5, 2011
It is a farce with a lot of class and style, carried off with some brilliant acting. It also has what most films with idiot plots lack, restraint, subtlety and sly wit.
Top Critic
April 21, 2010
Some of the gags crumble on impact, others are stretched out like taffy, but there is enough fun left over to leave most moviegoers happily wallowing in greed, sex, homicide, body snatching and other nefarious diversions.
April 21, 2010
All of the smaller roles are deliciously cast, with several of the best comic actors England had to offer in that decade, a heyday of British humor.
June 3, 2009
Mildly amusing silly black comedy set in Victorian England.
March 26, 2009
Mills amusingly hams his way through two or three sequences as one of the dying brothers. Richardson, bland, imperturable old bore, is superb. He and Wilfrid Lawson, portraying a decrepit butler, virtually carry away the acting honors.
February 18, 2007
February 16, 2006
Funny farce with an all-star cast.
October 14, 2005
June 14, 2005
Hilarious black comedy.
June 11, 2005
May 9, 2005
Some sections and bits are funnier than others. Some are labored and dull. It is that sort of story, that sort of comedy. But it adds up to a lively lark.
October 19, 2004
Black comedy featuring great British comedy actors
May 24, 2003
Review Immense, undisciplined, all-star period comedy of a sort that, in the 1960s, was a common feature of American and British cinematic output.
May 20, 2003
He only has two scenes, but those two scenes, for my money, are the finest things [Peter] Sellers ever did.
November 1, 2002
An inspired English farce; Ralph Richardson is irresistible.
July 5, 2002
Full of fun and wit ... It's a great treat for fans of The Life of Brian and Fawlty Towers who are curious about the history of British comedy.
March 27, 2001
Bryan Forbes proves as excellent at directing off-beat period comedy as he is at drama, and the slightly stylized acting technique occasionally used by his all-British cast in The Wrong Box adds plenty of flavor to the fun.