“ Very Entertaining Family Movie .
“ The setting, in Wester Ross on Scotland's west coast, is quite stunning showing part of the country all too few people get to see.
“ To say that this movie dosen't have a good story is an understatement, because there's isn't even a proper story, I can't properly describe to you what actually happens, other than it starts off seeming like a light hearted family comedy, and then takes a dark, unexpected turn that is without a doubt the most disturbing scene I've ever seen in a movie with a 12 rating.
“ Worth watching just to appreciate the performers.
“ Add to that three very talented and entertaining young actors and you have a film that is a giggle from start to finish.
“ It relies on scenes of Scotland (although very attractive too), a plot that is so old and worn out that it has patches, and a completely formulaic design that is really only worthy of children's TV.
“ From the great cast and idea, as well as the trailer being as entertaining as it was, What We Did On Our Holiday did look really promising.
“ In a similar way to Outnumbered the children appear to be largely unscripted which results in both some cringe worthy and some highly entertaining moments.
“ One way of looking at this is a group of talented actors agreeing - for reasons best known to themselves - to squander their collective talents and several weeks of their time on a bland quota quickie cynically designed to appear in turn, cute, charming, picturesque then segueing to thought-provoking in mid stream.
“ Then so many unexpected things happen at the celebration day.
“ Some stunning wide shots of the environment.
“ Inspired comedic writing and entertaining delivery of a very nice story in Scotland.
“ The adults in the family are a bit too predictable, although 'Margaret' has her moment which is quite funny!
“ Set in Scotland it looks superb (I'm a sucker for the Scottish landscape), The child actors are simply stunning (their scenes with their Grandfather are beautiful) the script (apparently improvised at times sparkles with fun and creativity.
“ It's superbly performed by what is a top notch group of adult British actors, who in turn are supplemented by three child actors so natural and engaging it makes you wonder if acting school is really needed?
“ Slow pace, unfunny and overly sentimental, I would certainly give What We Did on Our Holiday a miss if I were you.
“ I know that it shouldn't be taken so seriously but the sketchy script became tedious after a while.
“ He plays a believable and predictable part, one you can expect of him in real life.
“ During their stay many skeletons get uncovered and truths get dragged to the surface.
“If this film is for an adult audience it is lazy, boring, drivel beyond compare.
“ This film had the potential to be a wonderful family comedy, but like the waters of the Highlands, it felt like being left on a boat without any oars, bored with too much time to think.
“The screenplay is witty, subtle and snappy.
“ The ones worth the watch are the three children and Billy Connolly, who hold a fine level of satire and seriousness.
“ Other than that What We Did on Our Holiday is hugely enjoyable, even if the subject matter is not.
“ Worth watching!
“ David (Dr Who) Tennant and his wife Rosamund Pike are always worth watching and a safe pair of hands for the excellent, slightly surreal and wacky script by Andy Hamilton and Guy Jenkin.