The Englishman Who Went up a Hill But Came Down A Mountain
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The Englishman Who Went up a Hill But Came Down A Mountain
A proud Welsh community finds their civic pride and sense of community threatened by a team of surveyors in this charmingly eccentric comedy. Reginald Anson (Hugh Grant) and George Garrard (Ian McNeice) are a pair of British cartographers with Her Majesty's Ordinance Survey Office, who arrive in the small Welsh town of Ffynnon Garw, where, thanks to a linguistic quirk stemming from the British domination of Wales, many of the citizens in this town lack proper surnames and instead are identified by occupations or personal characteristics, such as Ivor the Grocer (Robert Blythe) or Johnny… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 58%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Though there's nothing in the film to equal the excitement of seeing a marquee collapse from the weight of its title, an attractive cast and setting turn a tired one-joke premise into an adequate view."
‑ Mike Clark, USA Today
"Love hugh, the rest is passable."
‑ Karina Montgomery, Cinerina
"Reeks unmistakably of contractual obligation."
‑ Charlie Lyne, Ultra Culture
"Irresistible comedy set in a quaint Welsh village."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"Pleasant, but unexciting."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"The characters, while cute, were not credible enough to be believable nor humorous enough to be funny."
‑ Steve Rhodes, Internet Reviews