Withnail and I
Withnail and I (1987)

In the late 1960s, two unemployed, broke British actors -- Withnail, a pill-popping burn-out, and Marwood, who's slightly more together -- take a vacation to the country. This pointed black comedy follows the actors' misadventures… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: February 8, 2000
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Critic Score: 94% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff
Variety

Set in 1969 England, it portrays the last throes of a friendship mirroring the seedy demise of the hippie period, delivering some comic gems along the way.

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Simon Kinnear
Total Film

A career high for all concerned, including '80s British cinema.

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Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com

Has a particularly rabid following. Maybe one has to be English to really understand why.

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Dave Calhoun
Time Out

A biting script from writer-director Bruce Robinson and performances from Richard E Grant and Paul McGann as two 'resting' actors, Withnail and 'I', that neither has surpassed.

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Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

Perhaps Britain's most beloved cult film, Bruce Robinson's 1986 semi-autobiographical dark comedy is an obsessively observed character study.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A defining rites-of-passage classic film.

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Stephen Carty
Flix Capacitor

The humour won't be to everyone's taste, but the dialogue is incredibly quotable [insert your favourite line here] and the performances are faultless. An enduring cult classic.

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Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

One of the funniest elements of Withnail & I is that it concerns three varieties of drama queen: the flamboyantly dark-minded Withnail; neurotic, ill-equipped Marwood, and the larger-than-life Monty. [Blu-ray]

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Peter Bradshaw
Guardian

It's much funnier, and sadder, watched stone-cold sober.

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Flixster Audience Score: 94% Flixster User Reviews
Jack Hawkins
Utter hogwash from start to finish.
Shauna Robinson
Cult classic. One of the best British comedies ever made. The teaming up of Richard E. Grant and Paul McGann is pure comedy genius and makes for great… More
Graham Jones
Hilarious performances from Richard E. Grant, Richard Griffiths and Ralph Brown.
Leigh Ryan
Holy smokes, this is hilarious... You have to watch it, without a doubt.
Cassandra Maples
Withnail and I is set in an old, run down student flat in London's Camden Town at the end of the 1960's. Withnail and I are a couple of unemployed… More
Thomas Bowler
Hilarious and beautiful. Full review later.

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