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Mad Dogs and Englishmen (1995)

R  |   |  Thriller, Drama, Mystery  |  2 June 1995 (UK)
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Rated R for strong drug use and for violence, sexuality, and language | See all certifications »
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14 April 2004 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A totally lamentable mess of a film, 'starring' the untalented Liz Hurley in a plot which was something to do with drugs. I think.

What really got me about this turkey was the calibre of the actors who were somehow persuaded to appear in it: Joss Ackland! Claire Bloom! Jeremy Brett, for god's sake (in his final film appearance as he died soon after). Alan Freeman (no, wait, he probably belongs here as an overaged daft DJ).

The worst thing about it is that you remember certain bits of awfulness for ages and ages afterwards. Trust me, you really don't want to see Ackland in sexy scenes. You don't. And that bit with Hurley and Brett is just sooo pathetic. Tut.

Avoid this load of rubbish at all costs.


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