Moonwalkers

Moonwalkers

Antoine Bardou-Jacquet (2015)

92min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
In this scattershot 1960s-set comedy, a rock-band manager (Rupert Grint) gets in over his head when he cons a CIA agent (Ron Perlman) on a secret mission to hire Stanley Kubrick to fake the Moon landing. This garish swirl of nostalgia couldn't feel further from the myth it's based on, with every punchline involving drugs or unpleasant violence. Every time you think the plot will take a turn for the better, a lowbrow alternative is found. Grint is entertaining as the chancer moving from one disaster to the next, and it's a unique sight to see the Hogwarts alum getting high and swearing for England. Perlman is a nice counterbalance as a PTSD-suffering "fixer", but both he and Grint get quickly left behind by a story that just flails around, not wanting to go anywhere. With humour as outdated as the cast's clothes, Moonwalkers is just too crude and too clueless to be funny.

Summary

A CIA agent travels to London in 1969 on a mission to recruit Stanley Kubrick to fake a moon landing - but is unable to locate the reclusive film-maker. A seedy rock band manager sees a chance to get rich by passing off his friend as Kubrick, but when the ruse is discovered, they have to actually shoot a fake moon landing. Comedy, starring Rupert Grint and Ron Perlman.

Cast & Crew

Jonny Rupert Grint
Kidman Ron Perlman
Leon Robert Sheehan
CIA Agent Murphy John Flanders
Glen Eric Lampaert
Director Antoine Bardou-Jacquet
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourGuidance: Violence, swearing, drug abuseAvailable on: DVD and Blu-ray
Comedy