Brassed Off

"Weak"

Brassed Off Review


Way over-sentimental British nostalgia piece, Brassed Off tells the charming yet unabsorbing plight of late 1980s/early 1990s coal miners who find their mine being closed down. The refuge they take is in their music, a brass band that goes from wretched to fabulous after the arrival of Fitzgerald, who's (surprise) on the team responsible for shutting down their mine. The triumph-over-adversity fable has been done to death, decade after decade, and Brassed Off has little to add to the genre.

Despite years of watching Monty Python, even I had trouble with the thick accents. It's plainly obvious that the actor's aren't playing their instruments, but if you can convince yourself that coal mining is a good thing that should be encouraged at all cost, then this film is for you.



Brassed Off

Facts and Figures

Run time: 107 mins

In Theaters: Friday 23rd May 1997

Production compaines: Channel Four Films, Miramax Films, Prominent Features

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 2.5 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 79%
Fresh: 30 Rotten: 8

IMDB: 7.1 / 10

Cast & Crew

Director:

Producer:

Starring: as Danny, as Gloria, as Andy, as Phil, as Harry, as Jim, Peter Martin as Ernie, as Vera, Mary Healey as Ida, Melanie Hill as Sandra, Lill Roughley as Rita, Peter Gunn as Simmo, Stephen Moore as McKenzie, as Greasley, Olga Grahame as Mrs. Foggan

Also starring: ,

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