Knocked for Six comments
Members' ratings and comments for Knocked for Six shown on 30th March 2016
Members’ rating: 70.2% A-15, B-31, C-16, D-4, E-2. 68 votes from 106 members who signed in.
Members’ comments: [We have sequenced the comments by the rating given]
'A’s: Loveable nonsense!! A good ‘true’ story – silly and great fun – and the most cricket I have ever watched. More cricket-based comedies please. Terrific fun: really captured the spirit of India. At last – how refreshing, a proper film: good storyline and excellent acting. Very funny – enjoyed it all apart from silly ending. Loved it – helps that I’m a cricket nut though! I am not a cricketer but this was a very good film and showed the two different cultures: lovely pictures of India! Best film yet: well done!! Really enjoyed this one – just a feel good film! Best film since I’ve been a member. Best film this season. Loved it: very funny, good characters and the Indian backdrop was stunning. Good fun!
‘B’s: Gentle, predictable and fun. What a varied season. A film of contrasts – culture and colour – common language of cricket struck a chord: very entertaining. Good fun – cheered me up: made me want to go back to India again. Very enjoyable – a fun happy film at last! A genuine “feel good” film: hugely enjoyable. What a fun and uplifting film! Jolly, jolly, very jolly: beautiful music: thank you. Really good fun. Light hearted fun film with a half decent ending. Very funny and fast moving: cultural differences were well depicted: having lived abroad (Canada for 8 years) I can appreciate these subtleties. Bowled me over! I knew nothing about cricket, never watched it, but this film was delightful: something I’d never see if I wasn’t coming here, thank you. Great commentary on growing up and growing older: funny too, if slightly predictable. Couldn’t always understand what they were saying at the beginning but otherwise fun. Sweet story: entertaining, fun and colourful. Easy watch, light hearted, good fun film! quite unusual for CFS! An unusual choice for the CFS programme but a welcome one – good knock about fun. Could do with subtitles: very enjoyable. Nicely predictable, I really enjoyed it. Great fun. Good photography and scenery: fun and enjoyable. Very enjoyable but not quite as good as expected: loved India as backdrop and Bollywood routine. Entertaining / good fun. A feel good movie – great fun! An enjoyable road film which although the plot was occasionally clumsy was very funny in places: only marred slightly by the poor quality DVD encode - the interlacing was particularly distracting, but maybe that's just a bugbear of mine. Although the ending seemed bizarre I assume it was meant to show that Aussie and Indian cultures finally understood each other.
‘C’s: Predictable but good fun. Slight but fun even for non-cricketers. Enjoyable light bit of fun. Lots of fun! Certainly much better than the last film – some very funny moments. Fun and entertaining, but plot a little too predictable: ticked all the boxes. Good fun: worth watching. A pleasant film somewhere between Bend It Like Beckham and Strictly Ballroom : nothing special. Enjoyable caper. Nice to see something not too taxing! Jolly – I left smiling! Slow but good, light hearted.
‘D’s: Pleased it raised a laugh for some at least: fine for cricket enthusiasts maybe: it could not end soon enough. Very difficult to make a truly amazing film about cricket: even more difficult for Australians to appeal to English audiences. Nice scenery. Predictable and clichéd, but enjoyable – gains a point for being about cricket!
‘E’s: Truly disappointing, terrible film: lacks any depth. Australians know how to laugh at one selves – OK for a sport I know nothing about but how did this get to be shown here? – wish I understood their English better: didn't click with me: men growing up? superficial, poor, simple, lightly entertaining: no message but general stupidity: ending a bad fiasco.