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Raynor, Henry April Design Week : June Added to Watchlist. Critic Reviews. Captain Paul Waggett. Catherine Lacey. Bruce Seton. Joan Greenwood. Wylie Watson. Gabrielle Blunt. Gordon Jackson. Jean Cadell. April 4, Full Review…. March 25, Rating: 3. March 25, Full Review…. March 14, Rating: 3. July 31, Full Review…. View All Critic Reviews May 28, It's not vintage Ealing, but it's a fine dram all the same. Marcus W Super Reviewer. Feb 10, Delightful post-war British comedy illustrating for the umpteenth time the fighting spirit of the "ordinary Joe" or in this case Jock when set against the pomposity of the would-be ruling classes.
Capt Waggett Basil Radford is the real star here as the middle class representative of stiff upper lippery. Even one of Waggett's lines "I was waiting to see when you'd spot that", a comment usually made when Mainwaring had just uttered some piece of logistical nonsense made an appearance. Unmissable example of British comedy rooted in the style that made Ealing so succesful. Cassandra M Super Reviewer. Jan 06, But this film really frustrated me. The premise of an isolated, unhappily "dry" island suddenly finding itself with a motherlode of contraband alcohol is so wonderful, but the execution just doesn't pay off like it should.
I envisioned a plot about the amusing repercussions of sitting on this bounty. Some people will get too drunk. Other people will do unwise things while drunk. Other people will covet others' stashes, resulting in a comic series of thefts and quarrels. Great fun. And once the town has its booze, not much happens beyond the authorities trying to claim it back. Very little in the way of human comedy results -- just car chases and action scenes.
What a drag! Eric B Super Reviewer. Jan 11, Full of Dad's Army, home guard humour and George Formby type characters. Explains a lot about the conservative ways of Scottish island live nowadays too Ross C Super Reviewer. See all Audience reviews. Kate Muir , writing in The Times , gave the film four stars out of five. She praised the "zippy farce" and in particular, Eddie Izzard's portrayal of Captain Waggett played "with psychotic, obsessive joy and a nod to Dad's Army's Captain Mainwaring ".
Muir also said that "fans of the original film may find little or no improvement in this remake, but for a new generation this Whisky Galore! Toby Symonds, of The Film Blog also praised the film, describing it as "visually and aurally gorgeous". From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Release date.
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Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. The Scotsman. WWE SmackDown. Officer Arrives A battle of wits ensues between Waggett, who wants to confiscate the salvaged cargo, and the islanders. British Broadcasting Corporation. This proves fortunate, as Campbell rescues the Biffer when he is trapped in the sinking freighter. Wylie Watson.
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