Britannia Hospital
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This dark comedy charts the chaos that results when the panicked staff of a major English hospital attempts to prepare for a visit by the Queen Mother, only to face every problem imaginable. Britannia Hospital clearly attempts to recapture the anarchic bite of director Lindsay Anderson's previous satires If... and O Lucky Man, but fails to achieve the same combination of intelligent political critique, comic lunacy, and skillful filmmaking. (Indeed, the three films are often considered a loosely linked trilogy, largely due to the presence in all three of lead Malcolm McDowell). The film… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 60%

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"This attempt at Swiftian satire wasn't too swift."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"An acerbic British black comedy."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"The bitterness of the satire has served to marginalize Anderson's final chapter. See it, but be aware that it's a chilly blast of unpleasantly cold air."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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