The Hippopotamus (2017) - Comedy

Hohum Score

45

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 32 found boring (12.5%)

One-line Reviews (17)

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.