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Friday 11th April 3:00 PM

The Jokers 

Director: Michael Winner Country: UK
Cert: U Year: 1967 Length: 94 mins
The Jokers

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Score: 61.67% Attendance: 25


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At the height of the Sixties, Winner's fast-paced directing style combined with the subversive humour of Clement and La Frenais to produce this popular comedy-thriller. Michael Crawford and Oliver Reed are brothers whose love for practical jokes leads them to keep upping the ante until their next project is to steal the crown jewels – just to show it can be done.

Michael Winner's own print


open_quote Sight gags and underplayed British throwaway gags are interleaved neatly with the growing suspense over whether the guys will succeed. close_quote Variety in 1967

open_quote Oliver Reed is very funny as a weary, wise, heroic-but-modest military man. close_quote Roger Ebert in 1968, Chicago Sun-Times

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