The Knack And How To Get It details
|Starring:||Michael Crawford, Donal Donnelly, Ray Brooks, Rita Tushingham|
The Knack And How To Get It
|Run time:||1 hour 25 minutes|
|Rental release:||02 Aug 2004|
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Times PastBy a customer from Surbiton, England , 14 Jan 2005
[Highly rated reviewer]LONDON 1965. Ray Brooks has the 'Knack', and a queue of identically clad girls running from outside his bedroom door, down the stairs and out into the street, waiting for a turn. Ray's mate, a very young Michael Crawford, doesn't, and hopes to pick up a few tips from Ray. However, as Michael behaves so daft, it is clear that no girl will come within a mile of him. This much becomes clear in the first 5 minutes. After that, what happens to the plot, the acting, or anything else, doesn't really matter. Just as it doesn't really matter wether you watch to the end of the film or not. What this film is about is a full on display of London in the Swinging 60's. In all its hedonistic daftness. Don't look for any sense. Viewers who lived through this period, will watch this with cringeing embarrassment and mounting horror. Those who didn't, should take it as a slice of Social History, even though you will end up wondering just what Planet they were all on. 3 stars for historical value.
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Quaint Brit.By Torbaytom (10 reviews) , 22 Jul 2013Quirky British comedy which sometimes falters but watchable anyway. I saw this when it was first released and the thing I remember most was the fact they superimposed the sound of another motorbike on the one that Ray Brooks rode (an Ariel Arrow)
Stick To Being A Phantom!By Schenk (6 reviews) , 06 Jun 2013I found Michael Crawford very irritating in this movie but Rita Tushingham did a pretty good job. Weak film saved by the John Barry music.
Credit where credit is dueBy a customer , 24 Apr 2013Richard Lester is the director of this film and HELP and A HARD DAY'S NIGHT. Oscar Lewenstein is the producer of this film.
A bit knackeringBy RJNeb2 (1016 reviews) from London , 11 Aug 2012Equal parts hilarious, equal parts wildly frustrating, this is very much a product of its time. Rita Tushingham is the young girl who rocks up into the midst of Swinging Sixties London and lands up with nerdy landlord Michael Crawford and his lothario tenant Ray Brooks. Its all so frenetic, its often hard to keep up with, while director Richard Lester throws in all manner of disorientating tricks to keep you on the back foot. But he has a good eye for visual comedy. A mixed bag.
THE KNACKBy a customer from Lydney , 03 Feb 2009I'M NO EXPERT ON THESE THINGS, BUT THIS IS WHAT I THINK.
AS A STORY LINE I THOUGHT IT WAS A BIT ON THE WEAK SIDE , AS OTHERS HAVE SAID A SOUNDTRACK BY SOME 60s GROUP WOULD HAVE MADE THIS FILM MUCH BETTER. ON THE PLUS SIDE IF YOU WANT A TASTE OF LONDON IN THE 60s THEN THIS IS WELL WORTH A LOOK, IN FACT THIS IS WHY I WANTED THIS FILM AND WAS NOT DISSAPOINTED.