The Hippopotamus (2017) - Comedy

Hohum Score

52

Bearable

Disgraced poet Ted Wallace is summoned to his friend's country manor to investigate a series of unexplained miracles.

IMDB: 6.4
Director: John Jencks
Stars: Roger Allam, Tim Charles
Length: 89 Minutes
PG Rating: N/A
Reviews: 4 out of 30 found boring (13.33%)

One-line Reviews (16)

This is a thoroughly enjoyable film.

That said, The Hippopotamus is still an entertaining movie.

Thoroughly enjoyable .

The attempted 'humour' was dull and boring, I don't believe I was brought to laughter once.

I thoroughly enjoyed it from start to finish and thought it well-found the balance between absurdity, pathos and grit.

Overall: Insightful and entertaining, not so dramatic.

Tedious waste of time .

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.

Tedious-English .

He is impish and bitter about the mundane nature of survival.

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.

Highly enjoyable .

The story is contrived and the deus ex machina is not appealing.

Something different and really enjoyable.

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.

It's worth watching once in my opinion.