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FILM DETAILS
Certificate
15
Cast
Honor Blackman
Harry Treadaway
Richard Briers
Michelle Ryan
Rasmus Hardiker.
Directors
Matthias Hoene.
Screenwriters
James Moran
Lucas Roche.
Running Time
88 minutes

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Cockneys Vs. Zombies
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Plot
After choosing to embrace their family heritage and cultural stereotype, East End brothers Andy and Terry (Treadaway and Hardiker) are off to rob a bank. Plans go awry, but not because the ‘Ducks and Geese’ show up. Instead, it’s an army of the undead that throw a bloody spanner in the works.


Review
Cockneys Vs. Zombies
It may have one of those exploitative titles that rarely translates into a good movie, but Matthias Hoene’s is an entertaining romp through an over-exposed sub-genre. Built on the smart idea that one of the few sections of society unable to outrun zombies are OAPs, a gang of retirement home residents call up the bulldog British spirit to repel an undead invasion, while a gang of likable young ’uns find their failed bank heist becomes a secondary issue to marauding flesh-eaters. It might feel familiar and never really reaches the heights of the films that inspired it, but amid the steady guffaws and the inventive grue, you feel it has its heart in the right place.


Verdict
Much more than just a witty title, this is a very genuine, very British send-up.


Reviewed by Ian Freer

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RE: Cockneys Vs. Zombies

This is really poor - not funny, not particularly gory, brings nothing original to an already crowded genre, and a bit embarrassing to see famous old faces trying to do something out of their 'comfort zone'. Trying to be Lock, Stock... meets Shaun and it isn't in the same league as either. It's like one of those cringey, humourless and sweary productions that BBC3 shows. ... More

Posted by Vitamin F at 10:44, 13 May 2013 | Report This Post


RE: Cockneys Vs. Zombies

Just noticed it's out already... not sure how I missed this one! L: morphman The title of the movie I must admit put me off, but after watching the trailer it looks bloody great, found myself laughing all the way through. Anyone know when it's out? ... More

Posted by morphman at 07:35, 20 January 2013 | Report This Post


RE: Cockneys Vs. Zombies

The title of the movie I must admit put me off, but after watching the trailer it looks bloody great, found myself laughing all the way through. Anyone know when it's out? ... More

Posted by morphman at 07:31, 20 January 2013 | Report This Post


RE: Cockneys Vs. Zombies

Surprisingly good! I thought the characterisation, particularly of the younger group, was really strong, far better than you would expect given the title. The OAP theme, while very clever (and leading to a few very funny scenes), kind of ran out of steam, as the whole film did in the last 20 minutes, but this is well worth seeing. The acting was uniformly good, the effects impressive and the pacing really keeps up for the most part. Way, way better than I expected. Not Shaun of the Dead le... More

Posted by cardch at 12:34, 15 January 2013 | Report This Post


RE: Cockneys Vs. Zombies

Sounds delicious. A Shaun of the Dead wannabe, perhaps? ... More

Posted by bozo at 21:07, 30 October 2012 | Report This Post



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