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Fish Called Wanda

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Tookey's Rating
6 /10
Average Rating
8.07 /10
John Cleese , Jamie Lee Curtis , Kevin Kline
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Directed by: Charles Crichton
Written by: John Cleese, Charles Crichton  

Released: 1988
Origin: US
Length: 108


Strait-laced English barrister (John Cleese) is lured into a life of crime.

Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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Mean-spirited, cruel but (sporadically) very funny comedy which won international success by telling everyone what hell it is to be English. Though almost 80, Charles Crichton directs with pace and panache; the performances (especially Kevin Kline’s) are funny; and several set-pieces - notably the one where Cleese is caught with more than his trousers down - are bliss.
"A very nasty film. It is brutal, lustful, sadistic - in short, it has all the elements of comedy. Look at Rambo. "
(John Cleese, actor/ writer)

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