Imagine if you will,what would have come along if the British producersof Bergerac or The Persuaders or the Professionals had added that bitof Imaginative American teenage sci-fi appeal from Night rider, or theSix Million Dollar man. The result would have been MINDHORN. Isle ofMan detective Mindhorn lost his real eye in some brief special forcescareer, or some such usual drivel, and was given a special cyberneticlie detecting one by goodness knows who and then rather than using itto better mankind in special government service answering to chiefErnest Borgenine or David Doyle , as he would have in an Americanversion he decided to return to the Isle of man and become a detective.Imagine further more that the star of this show became a big "I AM" fora while ( not at all like William Shatner) thinking he was too big forhis own show and managed to alienate most of his co-stars and went offto Hollywood to become a star and. . . . .Didn't. So there is the backstory on wacky British comedy Mindhorn; and where those originalprotagonists are now and how they would react when thrown back togetheris the meat of the situational and sometimes slapstick comedy thatensues. The plot is really just a vehicle to make that happen but forthose of you that think it's really important ( maybe you have Austrianblood in you and Tut if someone crosses the road when the little redMan is lit even when there isn't a car in sight ) then, there is one,it envolves a young man with special educational needs, suspected of acrime, who believes Mindhorn was a true life drama and will only speakto detective Mindhorn. He therefore has to be brought back to theisland who's thespians and population alike he has alienated by hispretentious and high handed past behaviour in order to bring thesuspect in. His career having gone no where, the actor in questionRichard Thorncroft played by co writer Julian Barrat is desperate forsome "profile" and doesn't take a lot of persuasion to put the bioniceye-patch back on. It's not a truly original comedic genre, followingclosely in the footsteps of David Brent and Alan Partridge withoutbeing quite as numbingly cringeworthy but does add in a good deal moresight gaggery and actual joke jokes until there's really something foreveryone. It may be if you are an Office fan this will be nowhere nearhard core embarrassing enough for you and if you're a big Last of theSummer Wine conservative sleepy locals react to odd-balls stuff thiswill be far too harsh in places, I have appreciated both and this haselements of both in it. Simon Farnaby, or the Stupid Deaths man as myson calls him gives an "untrustworthy foreigner" performance of thetype British actors in America have made their own to the point ofthere having been absolutely no suspense in a US action suspense filmfor over 20 years ( IT'S THE British GUY!!!) I laughed a lot in thisbut deliberately watched it with friends of both sexes all in our late40's and 50's feeling it would benefit from that shared knowledge ofthe programmes and attitudes of the time and if did communal viewingbuilds the laughs as the film progressess, a couple of throwaway sexistlines are breathtakingly funny, but I know some of my ex-pupils havefound it excellent as well, The plot is silly and ridiculous so if thatis really important to you you'd be better off not watching than doingso and then boring the rest of us telling us how you can't understandhow we didn't spot all the holes in it that ruined the film; We did, wejust didn't give a rat's arse. So I'd happily recommend it to anyoneold enough to remember The Professionals
Mindhorn (2017) 720p YIFY Movie
A has-been actor best known for playing the title character in the 1980s detective series "Mindhorn" must work with the police when a serial killer says that he will only speak with Detective Mindhorn, whom he believes to be a real person.
IMDB: 6.47 Likes
- Genre: Comedy |
- Quality: 720p
- Size: 641.14M
- Resolution: 1280*800 / 23.976 fpsfps
- Language: English
- Run Time: 89
- IMDB Rating: 6.4/10
- MPR: Normal
- Peers/Seeds: 14 / 193
The Synopsis for Mindhorn (2017) 720p
Richard Thorncroft is a has-been British TV actor who used to be famous in the late 1980's for playing the titular and charismatic lead role in the Isle of Man detective show Mindhorn, a character with a Robotic eye that can literally "see the truth". Unfortunately, after becoming a little too pompous and arrogant, Richard ends up insulting both the Isle of Man and his fellow cast members on the Wogan chat-show, including his on-screen and real life love interest Patricia DeVille, (Effie Davies) his Stuntman, (Simon Farnaby) and bit-part costar Peter Easterman. (Steve Coogan) He decides to leave to try and make it big in Hollywood, but 25 years later and he's balding in a flat in North London and has recently been replaced for an orthopaedic sock advert by John Nettles, much to his chagrin. He is even more jealous that Easterman now fronts a long running spin-off show which has far eclipsed the success of Mindhorn. Richard has an unexpected opportunity to reignite his career though ...
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The Reviews for Mindhorn (2017) 720p
Reviewed byyorkshire_keithVote: 9/10/10
The title says it all; this movie wants to make you laugh and leave youwith a smile on your face afterwards. No nonsense, no melodrama.
The characters are real people (although exaggerated slightly), so it'snot a parody - just a feel-good movie that's a little on the sillyside.
I love this film. It's not perfect or even a fantastic film, but thewriting acting and style *was* fantastic. Sadly it has many drawbacks,the directing and lighting was average, it had a lot of useless scenesand one big one was the ending; Don't get me wrong it was a greatending but the villain characters motivation was non-existent, becausethe way she was trying to solve her problem was just creating a veryvery similar problem. Getting a better director and solving thoseproblems would probably make it an 8, and maybe even a 9 if they gotsomeone like Edgar Write, but alas they didn't and we have what wehave, but what we have is still a fun 7/10 film that everyone shouldwatch.