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Jackboots on Whitehall
Directed by Edward McHenry
Produced by Patrick Scoffin
Karl Richards
Written by Edward McHenry
Rory McHenry
Starring Ewan McGregor
Rosamund Pike
Alan Cumming
Timothy Spall
Tom Wilkinson
Sanjeev Bhaskar
Richard E. Grant
Pam Ferris
Richard O'Brien
Richard Griffiths
Hugh Fraser
Tobias Menzies
Stephen Merchant
Release date(s) 2010
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Jackboots on Whitehall is a satirical alternative history to WWII where the Nazis have seized London and England must band together at Hadrian's Wall if they are to prevent a German invasion. This is the first film of its kind to feature animatronic puppets and the voices of well-known British actors including Ewan McGregor, Rosamund Pike, Richard E. Grant, Timothy Spall, Richard O'Brien and Richard Griffiths.[1][2]. The film is currently scheduled to be released in 2010.

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Jackboots on Whitehall
File:Jackboots
Promotional poster
Directed by Edward McHenry
Produced by
  • Patrick Scoffin
  • Karl Richards
Written by
  • Edward McHenry
  • Rory McHenry
Starring
Studio Vertigo Films
Distributed by Dimension Films/The Weinstein Company (US) Vertigo Films (UK)
Release date(s) October 8, 2010 (2010-10-08)
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Jackboots on Whitehall is a satirical film portraying an alternative history of WWII in which the Nazis have seized London and Britain must band together at Hadrian's Wall if they are to prevent a German invasion. This is the first film of its kind to feature animatronic puppets and the voices of well-known British actors including Ewan McGregor, Rosamund Pike, Richard E. Grant, Timothy Spall, Richard O'Brien and Richard Griffiths.[1][2] The film was released in the United Kingdom on October 8, 2010.[3]

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So far reviews have been somewhat mixed, Robbie Collins at the News Of The World gave the film 4 stars, summarising it as "Stupid, throwaway nonsense - and that's the whole idea"[citation needed]. Total Film Magazine also gave the film 4 stars stating "Jackboots wittily merges war flick iconography, Inglorious revisionism and Team America silliness to create a hillarious, endearing one-off"[citation needed].

Empire Magazine however was not so positive giving the film 2 stars summarising that "The Dad's Army premise is undermined by a limp script and soggy Braveheart pastiche, although the strong voice cast prevent disaster"[citation needed]. The Guardian praised its "impressive all-star vocal cast" and called it a "labour of love" by its writer-directors, but concluded it was "amiably intentioned but desperately weak in terms of script", comparing it unfavourably with Wallace and Gromit and Team America[4].

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