Mindhorn (2016)

Mindhorn (2016)

Rating: 6.3/10 from 7,894 users
Runtime: 89 min
Genre: Comedy | 2016 | 05 May 2017 (UK)

Richard Thorncroft is a has-been British TV actor who used to be famous in the late 1980's for playing the titular and charismatic lead role in the Isle of Man detective show Mindhorn, a character with a robotic eye that can literally "see the truth". Unfortunately, after becoming a little too pompous and arrogant, Richard ends up insulting both the Isle of Man and his fellow cast members on the Wogan chat-show, including his on-screen and real life love interest Patricia Deville (Essie Davies), his stuntman (Simon Farnaby), and bit-part costar Peter Easterman (Steve Coogan). He decides to leave to try and make it big in Hollywood, but 25 years later he's balding in a flat in North London and has recently been replaced for an orthopaedic sock advert by John Nettles, much to his chagrin. He is even more jealous that Easterman now fronts a long running spin-off show which has far eclipsed the success of Mindhorn. Richard has an unexpected opportunity to reignite his career though when a delusional criminal calling himself "The Kestrel" (Russell Tovey) starts terrorising the Isle of Man and, having an extremely unhealthy obsession with the show, demands to talk only to Mindhorn. Relishing a chance for publicity, Richard dons his turtleneck and robot eye, aggravates the police with his method acting, tries to rekindle his old romance with Patricia and also attempts to sign a Mindhorn DVD deal with Eastman. With his 80's political incorrectness, solo musical single, useless cyborg eyepatch and cheesy one-liners, Mindhorn is here to bring an Apocalypse of Justice. It's truth time. Written by Edward Hunter


Director: Sean Foley

Writer: Julian Barratt / Simon Farnaby / Simon Farnaby

Company: BBC Films

Awards: 1 win & 2 nominations.

Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1

Country: United Kingdom

Creator: n/A

Location: Isle of Man


Seasons: n/A

Sound Mix: n/A

Tagline: It's truth time!

User Review: 33

Writer: Julian Barratt / Simon Farnaby / Simon Farnaby

Cast: Julian Barratt / Simon Farnaby / Essie Davis / Steve Coogan / Richard McCabe / Andrea Riseborough / Russell Tovey / Robin Morrissey / David Schofield / Alannah Olivia / Christopher Jenner Cole / Sean Foley / Jessye Romeo / Harriet Walter / Simon Callow / Nicholas Farrell / Jessica Barden / Tony Way / Lois Meleri-Jones / Jordan Long / Alex Duncan / Neil Edmond / Raymond Barry / Hannah Blamires / Kenneth Branagh / Kathryn Ellen Cawte / Chris Cowlin / Tobias James-Samuels / Alec Nicholls / Abigail Rose / Janette Sharpe / Alex Wyndham

Language: English