Queen and Country

Queen and Country

Queen and Country

John Boorman's sequel to his five-time Oscar-nominated drama Hope and Glory (1987). Follows Bill Rohan, now 10 years older in a still-recovering postwar England, as he performs basic training for the Korean War.

Bill (Callum Turner) is joined by a trouble-making army mate, Percy (Caleb Landry Jones). They never get near Korea, but engage in a constant battle of wits with the Catch-22-worthy, Sgt Major Bradley (David Thewlis). Richard E. Grant plays their superior, the infinitely put-upon Major Cross.

2014Rating: M114 minsIreland, France, Romania
DramaWar
88%
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Reviews & comments

Dont think so

I am not sure what movie the Flick's reviewer saw but it is not the one I saw. The acting was often stilted and the army camp life portrayed not realistic. Too many unanswered questions (why was the sister in Canada? and the accent?) and slightly implausible situations. Could have been good but missed the mark

2.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Boorman's sequel to his masterful 'Hope and Glory' doesn't equal its predecessor, but still offers a vivid snapshot of Army and family life in post-War England.

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

A direct sequel to 1987's Hope and Glory -- and the best thing that John Boorman has made since.

4.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

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Distinguished by mischievous good humor and by the unashamed acknowledgment that war can be fun as well as horrible.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

An entertaining and sympathetic guide to a lost world: a rite of passage that Britain was to find it could do without.

3.0
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The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Everything you'd expect from distinctive film-maker John Boorman: a heartfelt story told in arresting visual tones through a melange of conflicting accents and strangely theatrical staging.

3.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Rambling and unfocused but not without its moments, John Boorman's 19th feature film, Queen and Country, represents a very belated sequel to the director's 1987 feature Hope and Glory.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Less vibrant than the original, but equally thoughtful and funny.

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Boorman's sequel to his masterful 'Hope and Glory' doesn't equal its predecessor, but still offers a vivid snapshot of Army and family life in post-War England.

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

A direct sequel to 1987's Hope and Glory -- and the best thing that John Boorman has made since.

4.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Distinguished by mischievous good humor and by the unashamed acknowledgment that war can be fun as well as horrible.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

An entertaining and sympathetic guide to a lost world: a rite of passage that Britain was to find it could do without.

3.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Everything you'd expect from distinctive film-maker John Boorman: a heartfelt story told in arresting visual tones through a melange of conflicting accents and strangely theatrical staging.

3.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Rambling and unfocused but not without its moments, John Boorman's 19th feature film, Queen and Country, represents a very belated sequel to the director's 1987 feature Hope and Glory.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Less vibrant than the original, but equally thoughtful and funny.

4.0
0

Dont think so

I am not sure what movie the Flick's reviewer saw but it is not the one I saw. The acting was often stilted and the army camp life portrayed not realistic. Too many unanswered questions (why was the sister in Canada? and the accent?) and slightly implausible situations. Could have been good but missed the mark

2.0
0