MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 2,891 this week

The Martins (2001)

 -  Comedy  -  14 September 2001 (UK)
5.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.4/10 from 875 users  
Reviews: 34 user | 12 critic

Out of work, scrounger Robert Martin lives with his dysfunctional family - long suffering wife accident prone son and pregnant teenage daughter in a shabby house next door to a giant ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 2200 titles
created 29 Aug 2011
 
a list of 554 titles
created 23 Jan 2012
 
a list of 40 titles
created 09 Oct 2012
 
a list of 318 titles
created 20 Nov 2012
 
a list of 2407 titles
created 23 Feb 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "The Martins" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Martins (2001)

The Martins (2001) on IMDb 5.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Martins.

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  
Director: Sam Miller
Stars: Emmanuelle Béart, Sean Gallagher, Daniel Lapaine
Everything II (2004)
Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A man visits a prostitute but just wants to talk. She goes along with it until he starts asking questions. Is he just a loner or is there a different reason for him to come here?

Director: Richard Hawkins
Stars: Ray Winstone, Jan Graveson, Ed Deedigan
Funny Bones (1995)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Tommy Fawkes wants to be a successful comedian but his Las Vegas debut is a failure. He goes back to Blackpool, UK, where his father, also a comedian started and where he spent the summers ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Chelsom
Stars: Jerry Lewis, Oliver Platt, Lee Evans
Heartlands (2002)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Gentle Colin 'Col' Lawes happily lead a quiet life, running a news agency with his spoiled-rotten wife Sandra and playing competition darts in the Atletic Arms team. Colin catches her ... See full summary »

Director: Damien O'Donnell
Stars: Michael Sheen, Mark Addy, Jim Carter
Crime | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A young musician travels to London in pursuit of his dreams, but winds up the sole witness to a bizarre murder.

Director: Tom Connolly
Stars: Andy Serkis, Sian Reeves, Ray Winstone
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A woman, whose husband is cheating on her, and an undertaker, who has been in love with her since their childhood, decide to fake her death so they can be together.

Director: Nick Hurran
Stars: Brenda Blethyn, Alfred Molina, Christopher Walken
Vacuums (2003)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Two English twins, who despise each other, start rival vacuum cleaner companies across the street from each other.

Directors: Luke Cresswell, Steve McNicholas
Stars: Zoltan Butuc, Richenda Carey, Chevy Chase
The History of Mr Polly (TV Movie 2007)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

In the early 1900s Alfred Polly, still hankering after his dream girl Christabel, marries Miriam Larkins and they open a shop, but, as the years go by, the marriage becomes stale and Polly ... See full summary »

Director: Gillies MacKinnon
Stars: Lee Evans, Anne-Marie Duff, Julie Graham
Lee Evans: So What Now? (TV Series 2001)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Kicked out by his wife Eileen, Accident prone Lee turns to slobish best mate Stuart to take him in, after he burns down his place, they both rent rooms from Looney but lonely landlady ... See full summary »

Stars: Lee Evans, Sophie Thompson, Steven O'Donnell
The Dinner Party (TV Movie 2007)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Young couple Jackie and Leo move from North London to a suburban home in the green belt paradise of Southern England. At the birthday party of a neighbor, they soon discover the strict social hierarchies of village life.

Director: Tony Grounds
Stars: Lee Evans, Jessie Wallace, Agnieszka Liggett
The World of Lee Evans (TV Series 1995)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Stars: Lee Evans, Samantha Beckinsale, Phil Daniels
Falling Apart (TV Movie 2002)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Drama about domestic violence in a cosy middle-class relationship starring Hermione Norris and Mark Strong. First aired on Channel 4 won Bafta awards for Best New Writer and Best New Fiction Director.

Director: Brian Hill
Stars: Hermione Norris, Mark Strong, Tamsin Greig
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
Anthea
Eric Byrne ...
Little Bob
Terri Dumont ...
Katie
...
Mr. Heath
...
Police Constable Alex
...
Detective Inspecter
...
Doug
Lloyd Harvey ...
Security guard
Tameka Empson ...
Mo
...
Hatfield Recorder Editor
...
Traffic warden
Alison Egan ...
Jan
...
Teacher
Edit

Storyline

Out of work, scrounger Robert Martin lives with his dysfunctional family - long suffering wife accident prone son and pregnant teenage daughter in a shabby house next door to a giant shopping center in the London suburbs. The Martins are the family from hell! Robert dreams if winning a dream holiday for his family, and when he fails to win yet another competition he flips, out tracks down the elderly winners, ties them up in the cellar and steals their tickets! Written by Chrissoda100

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

character name in title

Taglines:

The Martins Have Landed! See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

14 September 2001 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Tosspot  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£310,600 (UK) (14 September 2001)

Gross:

£855,874 (UK) (28 September 2001)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Originally, the title of this film was to be "Tosspot". See more »

Goofs

When Robert and Ange are sitting on the rock out at sea, talking, how far Robert's jacket is zipped up changes in each shot. See more »

Connections

References Titanic (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Talk to the Animals
Written by Leslie Bricusse
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Excellent
2 August 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This film is a brilliant depiction of the troubles faced by the working class people in today's society. The inequality of wealth and the divisions of class are displayed brilliantly. The only problem I have is with it being called a comedy. It has its funny moments but overall it is a dark and sad portrayal of the dilemmas that face so many w/c people nowadays and the way they are treated.

To all those who have described Lee Evans's character as a scrounger and a "louse" etc. I'd ask if they understood the film at all. Question why he came to be in that position. And what about all the others on that street. How much of a chance do you think his son or daughter is going to have? So shut it, you bourgois bastards. Like he said in the film, "We could have our own Communist state" Brilliant!


3 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Am I the ONLY one??????? no_but_yeah_but182
I love you Hatfield! Spuze
Love it... CrabArse
In The Movie, The Kid Watched TV emh_emh
one thing i find slightly annoying... shoequeen2713
What is wrong with you people??? clonky
Discuss The Martins (2001) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?