Faintheart
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A man who enjoys living in the past is having a hard time dealing with the present in this comedy from the UK. Richard (Eddie Marsan) spends his days dealing with cranky customers at a big-box home improvement store, but on weekends he becomes a fearsome Viking warrior with a local role-playing group called the Bloody Broadswords. Richard and his best friend Julian (Ewen Bremner) help the group recreate centuries-old battles with all the realism their limited finances can muster, but Richard's wife Cath (Jessica Hynes) has lost her patience with him spending so much time with the… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 21%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It all feels very samey, the comic potential of the mock battles never approached with genuine enthusiasm but treated as a mere gag, and one which soon outstays its welcome. Amiable yet underwhelming."
‑ Trevor Johnston, Time Out
"The laughs come few and far between in a story as drab as the Northern skies under which it is set."
‑ Helen OHara, Empire Magazine
"Faintheart, which bills itself as the world's first user-generated movie, is a middling sitcom that could have crawled fully formed from the head of a jaded TV executive."
‑ Xan Brooks, Guardian
"The internet is supposed to broaden our horizons, yet Faintheart feels like a return to the Dark Ages."
‑ , Sun Online
"Watchable, by-the-numbers romantic comedy with a few decent gags and a strong performance from Eddie Marsan."
‑ Matthew Turner, ViewLondon
"It's tiresome in its own way."
‑ Philip French, Observer [UK]
"Put away your eight-sided dice and go seek this immensely likable, sparky little comedy about fantasy, reality and love conquering all."
‑ Jon Fortgang, Film4
"By Odin, it's a totally unexpected hoot."
‑ Elliott Noble, Sky Movies
"A British underdog comedy of no great distinction."
‑ Anthony Quinn, Independent
"INTERNET-Generated Movie So Bad Even Cinemas Vow to Show it for Free. No, not a headline from The Onion, but the actual fate of Faintheart."
‑ Alistair Harkness, Scotsman
"What has emerged is an ordinary film that might have been made for television at any time in the past few decades."
‑ Edward Porter, Sunday Times (UK)
"Faintheart is a wild folly. It's a romantic comedy devised, directed, cast, and produced by the online members of MySpace. In this slender respect it's a genuine sensation. But it looks and feels as knock-kneed as the ingredients."
‑ James Christopher, Times [UK]
"No gimmick in the world can save this froth."
‑ David Edwards, Daily Mirror [UK]
"Even if you hate it, the only thing you'll be wasting is your time."
‑ Charlotte O'Sullivan, This is London
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