St. Trinian's
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The uniformed but rebellious students of a distinguished all-girls school get an unexpected chance to raise a little hell as directors Oliver Parker and Barnaby Thompson set out to revive the characters created by comic artist Ronald Searle and made popular in the British film series that began with 1954's The Belles of St. Trinian's. When their beloved school is threatened with closure should the powers that be fail to raise the proper funds, the girls scheme to steal a priceless painting and use the profits to pull St. Trinian's out of the black. Rupert Everett, Colin Firth, and… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 31%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The result is too competent to be a travesty and too ordinary to be interesting."
‑ Jason Anderson, Toronto Star
"Anyone with a fondness for the midcentury cartoons and films that inspired this scrappy comedy will appreciate the latest trip to the titular British boarding school."
‑ Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News
"The actors are left grasping for laughs as the script tries to figure out just what it wants to be."
‑ David Cornelius,
"I suspect this boorish, crude, often vulgar British comedy lost a great deal of its jolly credence whilst crossing the Atlantic."
‑ Susan Granger, SSG Syndicate
"Sadly, the level of deviance hovers around iCarly levels, as does the sophistication of the humor."
‑ Jordan Hoffman, UGO
"Firth looks like he's changing his mind about being in this movie WHILE the cameras are running."
‑ Michael Phillips, At the Movies
"A stunningly witless revival of the infamous British film series about a girls' boarding school."
‑ Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times
"... this Animal House of private girls schools is a motley misfit of a misfit comedy that offers outrageous antics in place of actual humor."
‑ Sean Axmaker,
"A tame, glittery spoof without a brain in its head or a character worth caring about."
‑ Robert Levin, Critic's Notebook
"Quirky British boarding-school comedy has iffy messages."
‑ Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
"Every scene is so frantic and desperate to make you laugh, to be clever, to be naughty and none of it worked."
‑ A.O. Scott, At the Movies
"Bad in ways that are almost endearing..."
‑ Lou Lumenick, New York Post
"St. Trinian's is a painless onslaught of dumb gags, gratuitous cheesecake, random movie allusions, and general nonsense, but the classy cast (which includes Gemma Arterton, Toby Jones, and Stephen Fry) helps earn it a passing grade."
‑ Peter Keough, Boston Phoenix
"St. Trinian's is a hoot, but it's thrown-together, haphazard feel will only grate on the sensibilities of cineastes or aesthetic and moral prudes bent on decrying "yoof" culture -- although it's only moderately rude by contemporary standards."
‑ John P. McCarthy, Boxoffice Magazine
"indifferent to storytelling, craft and, dare I mention, fresh ideas"
‑ Chris Cabin,
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