Alien Autopsy

  • 12
  • Jonny Campbell (2006)
  • UK
  • 91 min
Alien Autopsy
Film Review
Reviewed By
2 out of 5

Small-screen favourites Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly (aka Ant and Dec) made their movie-starring debut in this boisterous sci-fi comedy from the director of TV's Phoenix Nights. Trading on their public personas rather than on any great acting skills, they play mismatched British buddies who stumble on a potential goldmine when they acquire genuine footage from a 1947 alien autopsy at Roswell, New Mexico. However, after promising the print to an eccentric drug dealer (Götz Otto), the duo discover the reel has corroded. It's then that the feature reaches its high point, as they team up with mates to re-create the film, using a mannequin, sausages for intestines and a haggis for brains. Beyond this hilarious sequence, the tale is flimsy and long-winded, with only the boys' hit-and-miss banter and petty rivalries to keep proceedings afloat. Ant and Dec fans will probably lap it up, but others might not share their enthusiasm.

Plot Summary

Boisterous sci-fi comedy starring Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly. 1995: Ray Santilli and Gary Shoefield are on a trip to the US to buy Elvis memorabilia for Ray's London market stall. Their contact also offers them genuine, top-secret footage of an alien autopsy from the infamous 1947 UFO incident at Roswell, New Mexico. But after borrowing money from a drug dealer to buy the print, Ray and Gary discover it's almost completely corroded. Fearing for their lives, they decide to re-create the film themselves. But will it be good enough to fool the world?

Cast and crew

Cast

Ray Santilli
Declan Donnelly
Gary Shoefield
Anthony McPartlin
Melik
Omid Djalili
Jasmine
Morwenna Banks
Gavin
Jimmy Carr
Nan
Madaleine Moffat
Maurice
John Cater
Laszlo Voros
Gotz Otto
Morgan Banner
Bill Pullman
Harvey
Harry Dean Stanton

Crew

Director
Jonny Campbell

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Warner Bros
Guidance: 
Contains swearing.
Released 7 Apr 2006
Certificate 12
Categories
Comedy