Dad's Army
Dad's Army (2016)

It is 1944 and World War II is reaching its climax. The Allies are poised to invade France and finally defeat the German army. But in Walmington-on-Sea morale amongst the Home Guard is low. Their new mission then - to patrol the Dover army… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: February 5, 2016
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Critic Score: 35% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Stephen Dalton
Hollywood Reporter

For fans of the original TV series, this reboot will feel like a disappointment. For everybody else, a pointless and easily avoidable misfire.

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Stefan Pape

Dad's Army has a lot of heart, and is certainly an amiable piece, but being uncynical is not enough to justify a trip to the cinema, as a film that offers little by way of jokes, or substantial narrative purpose.

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Allan Hunter
Daily Express

Sticking doggedly to the tried-and-tested formula of the television comedy, this big-screen return is virtually a carbon copy of the original with the starry cast delivering spot-on imitations of their beloved predecessors.

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Catherine Bray

It's a time-honored style of comedy, accessible to a broad audience, and it works on its own terms, without too many ill-advised attempts at modernization.

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Tara Brady
Irish Times

Who do you think you are kidding, fake Dad's Army?

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David Sexton
This is London

It was a sitcom, which is to say habitual - and since it is still frequently broadcast and enjoyed, it is with us as much as it ever was. And we don't enjoy our favourite habits being changed for us.

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Cath Clarke
Time Out

Even granddad has moved on from teatime comedy gags about jam roly-poly.

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Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express

There really is no reason for the film to exist.

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Mark Kermode
Observer [UK]

Oliver Parker's direction does little to lighten the tone; from the bull-in-a-field opening to the beach-bound battle finale, subtlety is not the film's strong suit.

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Flixster Audience Score: 62% Flixster User Reviews
Sarah Gaish
Loved watching repeats of Dad's army as a child. Film is pretty funny aswell.
Barry Lappin
Wonderful...nothing more can be said about this classic. Basically an extended verion of the tv series but just lovely.