The Boat That Rocked

The Boat That Rocked

The Boat That Rocked

Sex, drugs, rock 'n' roll and the swinging '60s are up for a laugh in Richard Curtis' (Love Actually) feelgood ensemble comedy. It's about Radio Rock - one of the boats used to exploit a legal loophole and broadcast parent-baiting pop and rock 'n' roll to the UK from somewhere in the North Sea in the 1960s.

Stars Bill Nighy, Rhys Ifans, Nick Frost (Shaun Of The Dead/Hot Fuzz), Rhys Darby (Flight Of The Conchords) and Philip Seymour Hoffman.

2009135 minsUK
Comedy
100%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Best movie I've ever seen

It used to be Ghost but this movie blows it out of the water. It also seems to polarise people. There doesn't seem to be any middle ground here, you either hate it or think that it's one of the alltime greats. Oh well, if we were all alike life would be boring (Mother always said!) See this movie if you like 60's music with fine and subtle character...

5.0
0

THIS IS BRILLIANT FUN assuming you'd just like 135 mins of entertainment

Since I saw the trailer for this sucker last August I have been dying to see it. I was away on opening weekend otherwise I'd have been there then. If you want a laugh, if you want to feel good, if you want to reflect on growing up in the 60's, if you want a story that resonates around the pirate 60's music world (Hauraki ROCKS!!!) GO SEE THIS MOVIE FREAK....

5.0
0

Awful

This film was the worst film I've seen in a long time. Everything about it was a mess - it was unfunny and the decent cast was totally wasted. I can't think of anything positive to say about it - the soundtrack was great but hey, that's 60s music - nothing to do with Richard Curtis. Misogynistic to the power of 10, the 'jokes' were crude and infantile. ...

1.0
0

2 hrs and 15 mins of Laughter

From the minute this movie began i could not control my laughter. With an amazing cast and hilarious topic this was bound to be a success. Not only was the dialogue keeping me in hysterics and the fantastic music drawing me in, but the story was gripping and ended up being quite dramatic. This is by far the best movie i have seen in a long time!!!

5.0
0

Radio-history

I am simply stumped as to why there is no mention of Radio Hauraki anywhere. If you are familiar with the history of that station, you will realise from the trailer that it's a blatant copy of the story, only set in the UK. It seems foolish not to have any "based on a true story" element to this movie and with Rhys Darby there, there's the kiwi element - so...

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

For a script that relies more on character-driven than situational comedy, it’s the performances that count, and these are thankfully strong.

0
Urban Cinefile

Urban Cinefile

press

Riddled with music of an era that reverberates with baby boomers and will lift its interest value. A little stretched and not always focused, the payoff is nevertheless a big one, with an uplifting sequence that perhaps should have been the ending.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Curtis hangs situation and character comedy on a homage to rock’n’roll. That would be fine if it were funny, but auto-pilot Curtis prevails.

2.0
0
Sunday Star-Times

Sunday Star-Times

press

It's as sickening as seven-metre swells on the Cook Strait ferry ride. And, at 129 minutes, almost as long.

0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

It playlists to starboard. It playlists to port. It still doesn't rock.

2.0
0
Newshub

Newshub

press

The film was about an hour too long, the humour hit and miss, the set-ups too obvious and the disappointment immense.

2.0
0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

A mix-tape of successes and failures, perhaps too light for its subject, but a silly, easy watch.

3.0
0
Dominion Post

Dominion Post

press

In between slumping deeper into my seat and muttering "Oh, for gawd's sake" at the film's ever more nakedly manipulative twists and turns, I still found myself enjoying the performances, the music, and the whole infectious likeability that Richard Curtis (Love Actually) brings to his projects.

3.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

For a script that relies more on character-driven than situational comedy, it’s the performances that count, and these are thankfully strong.

0
Urban Cinefile

Urban Cinefile

press

Riddled with music of an era that reverberates with baby boomers and will lift its interest value. A little stretched and not always focused, the payoff is nevertheless a big one, with an uplifting sequence that perhaps should have been the ending.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Curtis hangs situation and character comedy on a homage to rock’n’roll. That would be fine if it were funny, but auto-pilot Curtis prevails.

2.0
0
Sunday Star-Times

Sunday Star-Times

press

It's as sickening as seven-metre swells on the Cook Strait ferry ride. And, at 129 minutes, almost as long.

0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

It playlists to starboard. It playlists to port. It still doesn't rock.

2.0
0
Newshub

Newshub

press

The film was about an hour too long, the humour hit and miss, the set-ups too obvious and the disappointment immense.

2.0
0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

A mix-tape of successes and failures, perhaps too light for its subject, but a silly, easy watch.

3.0
0
Dominion Post

Dominion Post

press

In between slumping deeper into my seat and muttering "Oh, for gawd's sake" at the film's ever more nakedly manipulative twists and turns, I still found myself enjoying the performances, the music, and the whole infectious likeability that Richard Curtis (Love Actually) brings to his projects.

3.0
0

Best movie I've ever seen

It used to be Ghost but this movie blows it out of the water. It also seems to polarise people. There doesn't seem to be any middle ground here, you either hate it or think that it's one of the alltime greats. Oh well, if we were all alike life would be boring (Mother always said!) See this movie if you like 60's music with fine and subtle character...

5.0
0

THIS IS BRILLIANT FUN assuming you'd just like 135 mins of entertainment

Since I saw the trailer for this sucker last August I have been dying to see it. I was away on opening weekend otherwise I'd have been there then. If you want a laugh, if you want to feel good, if you want to reflect on growing up in the 60's, if you want a story that resonates around the pirate 60's music world (Hauraki ROCKS!!!) GO SEE THIS MOVIE FREAK....

5.0
0

Awful

This film was the worst film I've seen in a long time. Everything about it was a mess - it was unfunny and the decent cast was totally wasted. I can't think of anything positive to say about it - the soundtrack was great but hey, that's 60s music - nothing to do with Richard Curtis. Misogynistic to the power of 10, the 'jokes' were crude and infantile....

1.0
0

2 hrs and 15 mins of Laughter

From the minute this movie began i could not control my laughter. With an amazing cast and hilarious topic this was bound to be a success. Not only was the dialogue keeping me in hysterics and the fantastic music drawing me in, but the story was gripping and ended up being quite dramatic. This is by far the best movie i have seen in a long time!!!

5.0
0

Radio-history

I am simply stumped as to why there is no mention of Radio Hauraki anywhere. If you are familiar with the history of that station, you will realise from the trailer that it's a blatant copy of the story, only set in the UK. It seems foolish not to have any "based on a true story" element to this movie and with Rhys Darby there, there's the kiwi element -...

4.0
0