Jackboots on Whitehall

5.21 h 31 min201113+
A satirical stop-motion alternative history of World War II in which the Nazis seize London and England must band together to prevent a full-on invasion. Featuring an all-star cast including Ewan McGregor, Rosamund Pike, Stephen Merchant, Timothy Spall, Richard E. Grant, and Dominic West.
Edward McHenryRory McHenry
Ewan McGregorRosamund PikeStephen Merchant
English [CC]
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Tom WilkinsonTobias Menzies
Karl RichardsPatrick Scoffin
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3.6 out of 5 stars

64 global ratings

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  2. 17% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 7% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 18% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 15% of reviews have 1 stars
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Big IVReviewed in the United States on August 11, 2016
3.0 out of 5 stars
Middling puppet film
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This is not the best British puppetry that I have ever seen, but it is also far from the worst.

Comparing this to the American spoof film, Team America, or the short lived MTV series Super Action Team, makes sense. This is a film that is poking fun. However, this film does not break that fourth wall with puppet on strings jokes--particularly because these are not marionettes. Yet, this film is "playing it straight." The tone of this movie is closer to that of Supermarionation films that exist as complete worlds unto themselves.

This alternate reality film is an interesting way to stage its own story as its own, unique universe of possibility.
Yet, not the best film ever. It is fun.
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CheriReviewed in the United States on September 22, 2020
1.0 out of 5 stars
Like playing action figures with 9 year old friends
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It has moments. Honestly, though, what turned me off most was the bizarre vicious caricature of the vicar. Like some kind of irrational bible wielding beast of hate. It wasn't funny, just creepy and mean. Someone must have peed on the writer's communion wafer.
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Steven WilliamsReviewed in the United States on May 29, 2020
2.0 out of 5 stars
Not quite completely boring.
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Other than typical British bathroom humor and predictable sexual innuendo, not much to see here.
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Stefan TeodorescuReviewed in the United States on July 23, 2020
1.0 out of 5 stars
For kids still playing with Barbie Dolls
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Satire but with pupets... If you still play with dolls, this movie is for you.
Heather UReviewed in the United States on August 10, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
silly fun
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Funny plot cool claymation
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David Candice LongReviewed in the United States on February 3, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Buy this!
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Wish this was on region 1 bluray but the dvd is better than nothing! 5.1, 1.78:1 and freakin hilarious!!!
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Louis A. DiazReviewed in the United States on April 7, 2014
5.0 out of 5 stars
Redicoulessly entertaining!
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This movie brought me back to the era of childrens marrianett style of programming but with a bit of adult but not crass humor, and rediculously entertaining. "We shall neva' surrenda'!
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Trevor HendersonReviewed in the United States on July 2, 2012
4.0 out of 5 stars
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I thought this movie would have live actors, but instead it had puppets. After a while the puppets began to look almost real except for the female characters who all looked like Barbie dolls.
I liked the story.
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