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Jackboots on Whitehall
World War II: What if Nazis seized London and all of England had to band together? When scarily campy Nazi leaders invade by drilling under the English Channel and up through the cobblestones on Whitehall, Churchill leaves his quiet retirement with a cat that looks like Hitler to issue a call to arms from his bunker under Downing Street. Chris, a young farm worker with large hands, rallies the village to fight the good fight -- including an alcoholic Vicar, the oldest man in the town, several idiots, a random Frenchman and Bobby Fiske, a swearing American who believes he's battling Russia.… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 47%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A notable voice cast, including Ewan McGregor and Timothy Spall, makes very little mark at all. Profoundly silly, it should be. Pointless, it shouldn't."
‑ Dave Calhoun, Time Out
"A thoroughly mirthless, baby-brained attempt to apply the gross-out humour of Team America to an alternate history of the Second World War via an unfunny script and risible voice acting from a cast that should know better."
‑ Alistair Harkness, Scotsman
"Sadly plumps for lowest-common-denominator idiocy of the let's-put-Hitler-in-a-frilly-dress variety."
‑ Tim Robey, Daily Telegraph
"If you've ever admired Zulu, enjoyed Thunderbirds, laughed at Dad's Army and Spitting Image or played with an Airfix kit, then this is the film for you."
‑ Graham Young, Birmingham Post
"Realised through animated puppets it will inevitably be compared to Team America:World Police, a likeness that does it no favours."
‑ Becky Bartlett, The Skinny
"A refreshing offering of comedic insanity. The movie tuckers out quickly, but when its mix of chaos and slapstick comes together, it makes for a highly enjoyable curiosity."
‑ Brian Orndorf, BrianOrndorf.com
"The film?s real undoing is the weak script. Dominated by tired racial stereotypes, it?s as if the McHenry brothers have watched too many old episodes of ?Allo ?Allo."
‑ Stephen Jewell, SFX Magazine
"It tries to both celebrate and lampoon British culture and spirit at the same time, only the end result is surprisingly flat."
‑ Brian Pendreigh, Radio Times
"A fun and diverting 90 minutes of puppet chaos made with care, love and some impressively detailed old-school model work."
‑ Simon Reynolds, Digital Spy
"The attention to detail that have been lavished on the models hasn't been applied to the script and the final plot swerves reeks more of desperation than a satisfying conclusion."
‑ Tim Evans, Sky Movies
"For sheer oddity value this creation of filmmaking brothers Edward and Rory McHenry must rank as some kind of collector's item."
‑ Henry Fitzherbert, Daily Express
"It's all deeply silly, but agreeably so with some smart one-liners, tongue-incheek humour and nobody taking themselves too seriously."
‑ David Edwards, Daily Mirror [UK]
"The Dad's Army premise is undermined by a limp script and soggy Braveheart pastiche, although the strong voice cast prevent disaster."
‑ Kim Newman, Empire Magazine
"Jackboots is a film for anyone who played with Action Man, Barbie, Airfix kits or Hornby model railways as a child."
‑ Alexander Pashby, Electric Sheep
"A crudely made, low budget animation that exceeds expectations by providing a surprising amount of laughs for a more mature audience."
‑ Cassam Looch, ViewLondon
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