Son of Rambow

Make Believe. Not War.


Son of Rambow
This whimsical tale is set in a small town in England during the 1980s. A young boy belongs to a religious sect which forbids modern entertainment, including movies and TV. One day, he is befriended by the school's bad boy, and gets to watch a pirate copy of Rambo. Enthralled, it's not long before the two boys are busy with their own remake. Later, when a cool French exchange student joins the project, their Popularity Status gets a huge boost. However, the little star's mom is not happy about his ventures into the dark side, and calls for help.

96 minutes.
Mature Accompaniment under 10 (Language, Violence).
Comedy, Family, Kids.
Pity you look so much like a girl....
Pity you look so much like a girl....

Credits

Cast
Bill Milner, Will Poulter, Jessica Hynes, Anna Wing, Tallulah Evans, Neil Dudgeon, Jules Sitruk
Director
Garth Jennings
ScreenplayGarth Jennings
MusicJoby Talbot
CinematographyJess Hall
EditingDominic Leung
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
Made in2007
Produced byHammer & Tongs, Celluloid Dreams, Reason Pictures, Soficinema 2/3, ZDF, arte France Cinema

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageSome moderate language
NudityNone
SexMild and infrequent
ViolenceSome implied violence and infrequent mild bloodiness
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemySome
Drug abuseNone
CommentsThis tells the story of the unlikely friendship between two schoolboys. It's aimed at children and families and has a positive outcome.
These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.

ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
2
Violence
3
Blood / Gore / Gross
3
Guns / Weapons
4
Profanity
3
Alcohol / Drugs
2
Smoking
3
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
4
Imitative Behaviour
5
Frightening / Tense Scenes
3
Jump Scenes
0
Tense Family Scenes
3
Music (Scary/Tense)
2
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
3


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Zane Henry
10
Die Burger
Laetitia Pople
15
The Citizen
Leon van Nierop
16
24.com
Ivan Sadler
10
BBC
Stella Papamichael quote iconTune in and let your inner child run amok.
15
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert quote iconI liked Son of Rambow in a benign sort of way, but I was left wanting something more.
15
ReelViews
James Berardinelli quote iconIt's tough to dislike Son of Rambow; the movie is too good-natured to target with slings and arrows. Nevertheless, the pre-fabricated feel and obligatory sense of character development may leave some viewers feeling a little deflated by the time all the mandatory happy ending has arrived.
13
ScreenIt
C. Fuchs quote iconPretty much instantly forgettable afterwards but enjoyable enough while it unfolds.
12
Metacritic.com
29 critics
13
Rottentomatoes critics
113 critics
14
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconUndeniable heart and charming young leads save the film's nostalgic storyline from suffering at the hands predictability.
15

What the People say

Internet
7152 Netizens
15

Average .. 68%

14

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