The Knack... and How to Get It
The Knack... and How to Get It (1965)

Colin (Michael Crawford, who much later won a Tony Award for his role in Broadway's Phantom of the Opera) is an uptight schoolteacher whose housemate, Tolen (Ray Brooks) is a consummate womanizer. Colin imagines a long line of young… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: September 17, 2002
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Critic Score: 78% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion

Lester's kooky-fey take on British alienation makes the Carry On movies look like Losey's The Servant

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Embarrassingly crude and dated Swinging Sixties tale.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Everything about the film feels genuine and uncalculated, and it finally comes across as one joyous celebration of life and of being alive.

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Flixster Audience Score: 72% Flixster User Reviews
AJ Verser
Poor Michael Crawford needs help from his friend to get a girlfriend, at least he thinks he needs help. This movie is pretty funny most of the time, but… More
Lafe Fredbjornson
A group of young adults learn about love, life and fun in Black & White 1965 London. Tolen is a womanizer. Rita Tushingham is a woman. We also have good… More
Pierluigi Puccini
Lively and extravagant sexual satire. Richard Lester's trademark blend of cinematic anarchism, surrealistic sketches and slap-stick comedy come perfectly… More
Emily B.
Very much a product of it's time, which is probably why I found it produced smiles rather than full on laughs. That being said it still manages to be… More
Robert C
A quirky film, full of fun and silliness "swinging 60's" style! It has a Benny Hill meets Austin Powers sort of feel to it. As a fan of Ms.… More