The Legend of Barney Thomson

The Legend of Barney Thomson

La Légende De Barney Thomson

DVD - 2016
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Barney Thomson, awkward, diffident, Glasgow barber, lives a life of desperate mediocrity and his uninteresting life is about to go from 0 to 60 in five seconds, as he enters the grotesque and comically absurd world of the serial killer.
Publisher: Montreal : TVA Films, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
Branch Call Number: LEGEN
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (96 min.) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 in
digital, optical, surround, Dolby 5.1, rda
video file, DVD video, rda

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Ron@Ottawa
Oct 30, 2018

While I missed most of what was spoken due to the accent (couldn't find subtitles), I think I got the gist of the film reasonably well. There are moments of humour here and there, but the plot edges toward childishness in its course. So for me it is not a great watch.

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BertBailey
Aug 25, 2018

A fine cast, some enticing opening scenes, and everything looked promising about this film. Unfortunately, though the CC button goes On/Off, I could not get them to work.
That's a make it or break it proposition, if you're hearing impaired. And if there's a lot of Scottish brogue happening, it puts watching right out of the question.
One of these days they'll all be too embarrassed to put out ANY movie without closed captions, especially where any arcane accents are used.
Pity.

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coalbanks
Dec 04, 2017

best work i have seen of Carlyle, good performance by Thompson, crazy tale that provokes laughter and sympathy. farce.

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LarryStonebridge
Jul 26, 2017

Hilarious movie!

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olga3
Jul 09, 2017

The film is over the top, frenetic, mad and very funny.
Some coarse language and heavy accents abound, but, what a delight.
We watched it twice.
Well worth your time, if you are in need of deep belly laughs.

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