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Barney Thomson (2015)

The Legend of Barney Thomson (original title)
Unrated | | Comedy, Crime | 24 July 2015 (UK)
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Barney Thomson, awkward, diffident, Glasgow barber, lives a life of desperate mediocrity and his uninteresting life is about to go from 0 to 60 in five seconds, as he enters the grotesque and comically absurd world of the serial killer.

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Robert Carlyle

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Richard Cowan, Douglas Lindsay (based on the book: Thee Long Midnight of Barney Thompson) | 2 more credits »
4 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
Emma Thompson ... Cemolina
Robert Carlyle ... Barney Thomson
Ray Winstone ... Detective Inspector Holdall
James Cosmo ... James Henderson
Ashley Jensen ... Detective Inspector June Robertson
Tom Courtenay ... Chief Superintendent McManaman
Kevin Guthrie ... MacPherson
Martin Compston ... Chris Porter
Samuel Robertson ... Detective Sergeant Sam Jobson (as Sam Robertson)
Brian Pettifer ... Charlie Taylor
Stephen McCole ... Wullie Henderson
Scott Dymond Scott Dymond ... Customer Number 1
Barbara Rafferty Barbara Rafferty ... Jean Monkrieff
Eileen McCallum Eileen McCallum ... Mrs. Gaffney
Matt Costello Matt Costello ... Chris' Creepy Neighbour
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Barney Thomson, awkward, diffident, Glasgow barber, lives a life of desperate mediocrity and his uninteresting life is about to go from 0 to 60 in five seconds, as he enters the grotesque and comically absurd world of the serial killer.

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A Razor Sharp Comedy Directed By Robert Carlyle See more »

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Comedy | Crime

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Unrated | See all certifications »

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Canada | UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 July 2015 (UK) See more »

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Barney Thomson See more »

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Trainspotting reunion between Robert Carlyle & James Cosmo. See more »

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When Barney is in the kitchen he leaves an arm on the side. When he sits at the table the arm is no longer there but when he gets up its there again. See more »

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Barney: I'm 50 yrs old, got nothing to show for it. Live in this shitey flat/ not had a ride since Shakin Stephens had a number one, a mother who sticks her claws in like an old buzzard. A man by rights should live to reach his full potential and have a kick at the ball.
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Beautifully shot funny film set in Glasgow
18 August 2015 | by Morag BrownSee all my reviews

I watched this in a cinema and there was a lot of laughter coming from the audience. One man even laughed at the first line. The laughing continued throughout.

I would have given the film 10 stars but the story is a bit ridiculous. But, since it is comedy, and IS funny this didn't seem to matter too much. The ending was amusing too.

The film is beautifully shot and the acting is 1st class. My favourite line delivered brilliantly by Emma is "I label everything." And I agree with another reviewer that in the future, this may be considered a cult classic.


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