The Trip to Greece

The Trip to Greece

The Trip to Greece

Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan rejoin Palme d'Or-nominated director Michael Winterbottom for the next adventure in their European comedy travelogue series.

2020Rating: M110 minsUK
Comedy
Director:
Michael Winterbottom ('The Trip to Italy', 'The Trip to Spain', 'In This World')
Cast:
Steve CooganRob Brydon

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The Trip to Greece / Reviews

Flicks

Flicks, Adam Fresco

Where the first film and television series (depending on the format you watched) added some post-modern, meta-textual fun to the travelogue genre, this trip has a seen-it-all-before flavour. Brydon and Coogan again play heightened versions of themselves, but the double-act of glass half-full optimist versus glass-tossed-over-the-shoulder pessimist is getting old. We’ve been here, done that, seen the Blu-ray extras. The elements that made The Trip fun have been so thoroughly flogged, all that’s left of the dead (Trojan) horse are the skeletal remains of once amusing impersonations played out amidst the ruins of ancient amphitheatres, temples and dusty tourist traps.

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The Age

The Age

The upshot is a distinctive layering of tones, with the contrast between nit-picking comedy and romantic grandeur lending a melancholy to the whole.

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Film Threat

Film Threat

It's a little sad that The Trip is over, but The Trip to Greece means the gang went out with a bang.

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Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair

You can't taste all the miraculous food the sorry men of The Trip to Greece are served. But you can, at least, relate to the feeling the film evokes.

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Boston Globe

Boston Globe

What makes Steve and Rob so funny is that they're so human: petty, insecure, rivalrous, as well as charming and hilarious. Nothing's more human than sadness, not even laughter, and laughter "The Trip to Greece" has to offer in plenty.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

As for the little bits of fictionalized home life and family drama that Winterbottom scatters through the Trip movies, this outing is the least compelling of them all, despite potential resonance with real life.

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Variety

Variety

The movie keeps serving up treats, and I don’t just mean the food (lamb chops in mint sauce! mussels smothered in pine needles!), as when the two have a go at doing Ray Winstone, in full-on cockney gangster mode, as Henry VIII.

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Vulture

Vulture

We sense throughout The Trip to Greece that reality is catching up to our heroes, in ways both cosmic and personal. But to be fair, there has always been a dark edge to these films.

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IndieWire

IndieWire

“The Trip to Greece” is like being served an irresistible dessert course when your stomach is already bursting at the seams — you can’t help but clean your plate, even if you know it’s going to make you sick.

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

The real-life friends, British comic actors (multi-hyphenates even, what with Coogan’s screenwriting credits at least) of long standing and considerable achievement, are now on their fourth “Trip” film and, sure, it is a gift for any fan of the prior three.

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Chicago Tribune

Chicago Tribune

It’s probably best to call it after this one. But I remain astonished at the rewatchability of these “Trip to” films.

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San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

“The Trip to Greece” isn’t nonstop hilarity, but if you get into the rhythm of it, it’s laid-back and pleasing. It’s an enjoyable trip in good company.

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