Keswick Film Festival

The Jokers

Director: Michael Winner Country: UK
Cert: U Year: 1967 Length: 94 mins
2008 Festival
The Jokers

Audience Reaction

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

Critics

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



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







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