MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 20 this week

The League of Gentlemen's Apocalypse (2005)

 |  Comedy, Horror  |  3 June 2005 (UK)
6.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.1/10 from 4,082 users  
Reviews: 70 user | 20 critic

The notorious fictional town of Royston Vasey is under threat and its inhabitants are forced to leave.

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

10 Best Back-to-School TV Shows

Dust off your varsity jacket and get excited for fall with our list of the 10 best back-to-school TV shows.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 30 titles
created 26 Dec 2010
 
a list of 24 titles
created 01 Jun 2011
 
a list of 34 titles
created 04 Dec 2011
 
list image
a list of 21 titles
created 11 months ago
 
a list of 25 titles
created 7 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The League of Gentlemen's Apocalypse (2005)

The League of Gentlemen's Apocalypse (2005) on IMDb 6.1/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The League of Gentlemen's Apocalypse.

User Polls

1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The League of Gentlemen (1999–2002)
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

An interweaving narrative chronicling the antics of such diverse characters as: a transsexual taxi driver, a family obsessed with hygiene and toads, a fiery reverend, a carnival owner who kidnaps women into marriage, and a xenophobic couple who run a local shop for local people.

Stars: Mark Gatiss, Steve Pemberton, Reece Shearsmith
Psychoville (2009–2011)
Comedy | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A group of seemingly unrelated strangers all receive a mysterious note stating "I know what you did," which sends their lives into a downward spiral.

Stars: Reece Shearsmith, Steve Pemberton, Daniel Kaluuya
Big Nothing (2006)
Comedy | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A frustrated, unemployed teacher joining forces with a scammer and his girlfriend in a blackmailing scheme.

Director: Jean-Baptiste Andrea
Stars: David Schwimmer, Simon Pegg, Alice Eve
Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A former pop star who now writes commercial jingles for a living experiences a mid-life crisis.

Director: Jake Paltrow
Stars: Martin Freeman, Gwyneth Paltrow, Penélope Cruz
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A crime novelist whose research on Victorian serial killers has turned him into a paranoid wreck must confront his worst fears when a film executive takes a sudden interest in his movie script.

Directors: Crispian Mills, Chris Hopewell
Stars: Simon Pegg, Paul Freeman, Amara Karan
Inside No. 9 (TV Mini-Series 2014)
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

The show invites viewers into some very different No.9s, where the ordinary and mundane rub shoulders with the extraordinary and macabre.

Stars: Reece Shearsmith, Steve Pemberton, Rosie Cavaliero
Comedy | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A black comedy about two 19th century grave robbers who find a lucrative business providing cadavers for an Edinburgh medical school.

Director: John Landis
Stars: Bill Bailey, Tom Wilkinson, Michael Smiley
Free Jimmy (2006)
Animation | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Four stoners, five vegans, three mobsters, four hunters and a million reasons to free one junkie elephant.

Director: Christopher Nielsen
Stars: Woody Harrelson, Simon Pegg, Phil Daniels
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A British writer struggles to fit in at a high-profile magazine in New York. Based on Toby Young's memoir "How to Lose Friends & Alienate People".

Director: Robert B. Weide
Stars: Simon Pegg, Kirsten Dunst, Megan Fox
Comedy | Romance | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Five years after jilting his pregnant fiancée on their wedding day, out-of-shape Dennis decides to run a marathon to win her back.

Director: David Schwimmer
Stars: Simon Pegg, Thandie Newton, Hank Azaria
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The award-winning Black Comedy series takes to the stage of London's Theatre Royal Drury Lane.

Director: Steve Bendelack
Stars: Mark Gatiss, Steve Pemberton, Reece Shearsmith
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

The League of Gentlemen bring their dark but brilliant humour to the stage in this "alternative" pantomime... they're behind you!

Stars: Mark Gatiss, Steve Pemberton, Reece Shearsmith
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Matthew Chinnery / Hilary Briss / Mickey / Mark / Sir Nicholas Sheet-Lightning
...
Tubbs / Pauline / Herr Lipp / Steve / Lemuel Blizzard
...
Edward / Papa Lazarou / Geoff / Bernice / Reece / Father Halfhearte / Red Devil
...
Jeremy
Danielle Tilley ...
Dahlia
...
Damon
Alan Morrissey ...
Johnny
...
Claire
Philip O'Sullivan ...
Vicar
...
Asian Dad
...
Receptionist
Lucy Cray-Miller ...
Minnie (as Lucy Miller)
...
Director
...
Casting Director
...
Lindsay
Edit

Storyline

The fictional world of Royston Vasey is facing apocalypse and the only way to avert disaster is for our nightmarish cast of characters to find a way into the real world and confront their creators. From present day Soho to the fictional film world of 17th Century Britain, the residents must overcome countless bizarre obstacles in their bid to return Royston Vasey to safety. Written by Press Release

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

To save their world... they're coming to ours. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Horror

Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

| |

Language:

Release Date:

3 June 2005 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Herrasmiesliigan kauhunhetket  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

£4,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£555,996 (UK) (3 June 2005)

Gross:

£1,330,726 (UK) (24 June 2005)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Two actors in the film play characters whose names are parodies of each other. Peter Kay plays "Simon Pig", a parody of Simon Pegg. Simon Pegg plays "Peter Cow", a parody of Peter Kay. See more »

Goofs

13 minutes in, Pauline's hair goes from windswept to normal as Bernice opens the crypt door. See more »

Quotes

Hilary Briss: [reading Geoff's revisions of the League's screenplay, "The King's Evil"] ''Geoff Tipps, a clever man with a big cock, comes in and stops the king from being killed. He is a Hero. His cock is big''
See more »

Crazy Credits

The League of Gentlemen will return in The Windmills of your Bum. See more »

Connections

References Bean (1997) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Apocalypse definitely not the end of the world
26 May 2005 | by (Manchester, UK) – See all my reviews

Just saw 'The League of Gentlemen: Apocalypse' at a special screening in Manchester, with Mark Gatiss and Reece Shearsmith of the League in attendance.

At the back was Peter Kay (who has a brief cameo in the film) affectionately heckling at the back during the Q & A session after the film.

The film was complicated (in a good way) and very very funny. It follows Geoff Tipps, Hilary Briss and Herr Lipp as they try and save fictional Rosyton Vasey from the disinterest of their creators.

The League play a wide range of their characters and themselves (or character based on themselves) and are ably supported by the cream of British character and comedy actors such as Bernard Hill, Victoria Wood and David Warner.

Warner is a particular stand out reminding me of his smooth and cutting turn in 'Time Bandits'.

The film swims in and out of various realities and allows some of the denizen's of Rosyton Vasey some space to grow beyond their usual limits of their comedy shtick.

Steve Pemberton's Herr Lipp has a great Bretchian moment near the end of the movie and has to make a decision about his purpose and meaning in life which brings a lump to the throat at an unexpected moment and surprises you with its tender affection for the characters.

This echoes something Mark and Reece said in the Q & A afterwards, that the plot of the league being tired of their famous characters is spurious and that the whole film is really a love letter to them.

For a format that started as a radio character-based sketch show, these guys have really evolved the idea so far as to sustain a movie which takes you on a journey through fiction, 'reality', comedy, tragedy and a pleasing journey for two of the less obvious characters to carry a long form story from their 70 odd existing creations.

The fans of the show will love it. It pays off dedication and attention to detail in spades, the uninitiated may be a little lost, but the joy of the LoG was always the ability to almost instantly tune into their acutely observed characters and take the stylistic leap into farce and expressionistic movie homage.

There are homages a plenty in this one including 'The Shining' and 'La Belle et la Bete', to name but two I spotted and they ably demonstrate their love for cinema and history with a segment in 1690's England that makes perfect sense when you're engaged with the movie.

What can I say, I marvelled, boggled, emoted and snickered throughout and they have definitely pulled off what many have failed at. A successful British TV comedy to cinema translation.

If you've watched and enjoyed 'The League of Gentlemen' in the past, go see it; you will enjoy.

If you haven't, rent/buy a DVD and then go see it.

Well done guys and thanks for the charming and humorous Q & A.


30 of 46 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Embarrassingly bad timmyruss
favourite lines?!?! twirlytori
Special stuff...... ozbozz
League of Gentlemen or League of Extraordinary Gentlemen? chickenblood
The League Of Gentlemen Are Behind You..... GLUTCHER-UK
just saw the film after all this time Chanel_M_M

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?