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Queen and Country9-year-old Bill Rohan rejoices in the destruction of his school by an errant Luftwaffe bomb. The story picks up nearly a decade later as Bill begins basic training in the early Fifties, during the Korean War. Bill is joined by a trouble-making army mate, Percy. They never get near Korea, but engage in a constant battle of wits with the Catch-22-worthy, Sgt. Major Bradley -- the brilliant David Thewlis. Richard E. Grant is their superior, the veddy, veddy, infinitely put-upon, aptly-named Major Cross. A superb ensemble cast limns a wonderfully funny and often moving depiction of a still-recovering postwar England.
Actors of "Queen and Country"
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Directors of "Queen and Country"John BoormanBirthdate: 18 January 1933, Rosehill, Carshalton, Surrey, England, UK
Creators of "Queen and Country"John BoormanBirthdate: 18 January 1933, Rosehill, Carshalton, Surrey, England, UK
Critic Reviews of "Queen and Country"Chicago ReaderMay 07, 2015
Don't let the British pedigree and nostalgic trimmings fool you: this is no Masterpiece Theatre exercise but a broad, high-spirited, riotously funny service comedy, on par with M*A*S*H and Stripes.Minneapolis Star TribuneApril 16, 2015
A wartime comedy of manners, it's a delightfully whimsical portrait of 1952 England, a time and place of class discord that's both uproarious and politically pointed.Toronto SunMarch 26, 2015
The movie is a sweet-natured, easy-going bit of storytelling, and while Bill may be the central character, Queen and Country is really a movie about England. And it's a love letter to a particular time and placeToronto StarMarch 26, 2015
The director gets all the period detail exactly right and there are plenty of historical and cultural references that evoke a sense of nostalgia.Philadelphia InquirerMarch 26, 2015
Queen and Country finds exhilarating comedy in places usually reserved for drama, violence, loss.San Diego ReaderMarch 26, 2015
In short, [you may realize] how expert presentation can draw you into a world, immerse you in the lives of others, and make you sorry to leave when it's over.Seanax.comAugust 13, 2016
[John] Boorman was 82 when he made the film and his direction is easy and effortless, befitting the story.Epoch TimesMay 22, 2016
Clearly, the film is suffused with unabashed nostalgia, but there are also moments of grace and beauty.New Zealand HeraldMay 03, 2016
The whole thing exudes a warm, honeyed glow, particularly in those scenes where the women - Bill's mum (Cusack) and the object of his affection, Ophelia (Egerton) - seem to embody the sense of loss and social disruption that imbued the age.SF WeeklyDecember 31, 2015
The picture is upfront about being a sequel, but it may play better for those who aren't attached to the original film.NOW TorontoDecember 18, 2015
Given how richly his countryman Terence Davies has realized post-war England in movies like Distant Voices, Still Lives and The Deep Blue Sea, the cartoonishness of Queen And Country grates even further.Seattle WeeklyNovember 12, 2015
It's a pleasant, nostalgic movie that didn't need to be made (a memoir written, maybe), chiefly because he has nothing new to say about the postwar era.
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