Faintheart (2008)

A man who enjoys living in the past is having a hard time dealing with the present in this comedy from the UK. Richard (Eddie Marsan) spends his days dealing with cranky customers at a big-box home improvement store, but on weekends he… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: September 20, 2008
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Critic Score: 20% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Trevor Johnston
Time Out

It all feels very samey, the comic potential of the mock battles never approached with genuine enthusiasm but treated as a mere gag, and one which soon outstays its welcome. Amiable yet underwhelming.

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Helen O'Hara
Empire Magazine

The laughs come few and far between in a story as drab as the Northern skies under which it is set.

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Xan Brooks

Faintheart, which bills itself as the world's first user-generated movie, is a middling sitcom that could have crawled fully formed from the head of a jaded TV executive.

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Philip French
Observer (UK)

It's tiresome in its own way.

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Jon Fortgang

Put away your eight-sided dice and go seek this immensely likable, sparky little comedy about fantasy, reality and love conquering all.

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Elliott Noble
Sky Cinema

By Odin, it's a totally unexpected hoot.

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Edward Porter
Sunday Times (UK)

What has emerged is an ordinary film that might have been made for television at any time in the past few decades.

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James Christopher
Times (UK)

Faintheart is a wild folly. It's a romantic comedy devised, directed, cast, and produced by the online members of MySpace. In this slender respect it's a genuine sensation. But it looks and feels as knock-kneed as the ingredients.

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David Edwards
Daily Mirror (UK)

No gimmick in the world can save this froth.

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Gordon Anderson
About as typical a brit romcom as they come, this just rises above the pack thanks to some genuinely funny moments performed by seasoned comedy performers… More