“ It's worth watching once in my opinion.
“ He is impish and bitter about the mundane nature of survival.
“ The attempted 'humour' was dull and boring, I don't believe I was brought to laughter once.
“ The story is contrived and the deus ex machina is not appealing.
“ I thoroughly enjoyed it from start to finish and thought it well-found the balance between absurdity, pathos and grit.
“ Tedious waste of time .
“ Highly enjoyable .
“ Hence the cheap and common jibes about writing and publishing, mostly true too, but nonetheless dull as the proverbial ditch water to hear served up again.
“ Something different and really enjoyable.
“ This is a thoroughly enjoyable film.
“ That said, The Hippopotamus is still an entertaining movie.
“ The terrible news is that this is not funny at all, not even wrily in and English with a gin and tonic bone-dry drollness funny: in fact, it's witless and boring.
“ Tedious-English .
“ However, although this film was very funny, the narration was thoroughly entertaining and even the story was clever and engaging, it was just slightly disturbing.
“ Thoroughly enjoyable .
“Overall: Insightful and entertaining, not so dramatic.
“ The not immediately likeable anti-hero's voice-overs rescue it to a large extant, and the unexpected and slightly mind-boggling revelation of the real mechanics behind the supposed miracles also shifts gears and jolts you into a certain reappraisal of what has gone before.