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Here are the best quotes from reviews of Mrs Brown's Boys D'Movie

Bit of a d’saster.

Image: RTE

TODAY SEES THE release of Mrs Brown’s Boys D’Movie, the big-screen adaptation of the enormously popular TV sitcom.

The film did not screen for critics in advance and earlier this week, Brendan O’Carroll stated that “the day I write something for a critic is the day I’ll cut my own throat.”

With that in mind, we’ve taken a look at some of the reviews coming in for the film. (Spoiler: they ain’t good.)

Writing for The Irish Times, Donald Clarke awarded it two stars and commented:

But, Jesus, Mary and Joseph, the gags are clunky, the dialogue is leaden and the story is threadbare.

RTÉ‘s Alan Corr didn’t mince his words at all.

1802 is also when most of the gags in D’Movie date come from (you can see them being telegraphed from a similar distance).
Mrs Brown’s Boys D’Movie is the least fun I’ve ever had in a darkened room.”

Gavin Burke of entertainment.ie wasn’t particularly a fan.

Some of the jokes are reheated, ancient, appealing to those who haven’t watched anything since Bottom.

And neither was Brogen Hayes of movies.ie.

There is surprisingly little to laugh at here, and some of the racial and gender stereotypes are more than a little insulting.

Evening Herald’s George Byrne was similarly unenthused.

‘Mrs Brown’s Boys D’Movie’ is relentlessly crude, utterly devoid of any cinematic qualities and, most crucially, completely unfunny.

Irish Daily Mail’s Philip Nolan, a self-proclaimed fan of the series, put it succinctly:

The problem is a very simple one – it’s just not very funny.

The Irish  Daily Mirror was the lone dissenting voice, awarding the film four stars and writing:

…only the terminally miserable could fail to crack a smile.

Today, UK critics will get the chance to see the film with The Telegraph’s Robbie Collins and Mark Kermode appearing to be very excited:

 

And Chris Hewitt of Empire had this to say. #topical

All of this, however, is unlikely to have any impact on the film’s box office seeing as it has already taken in €1.25 million in advanced ticket sales across UK & Ireland. And this tweet from Vue Cinemas suggests that it may even surpass expectations:

Lots of British people just found out Mrs. Brown is a man >

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