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Guardian
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June 01, 2017

It's still a pleasure, and often a joy, to watch the star measuring out and savouring Fry's rich wordplay like fingers of scotch.
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Independent (UK)
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May 31, 2017

The writing here is sometimes arch and laboured but Allam puts across even the most stilted lines with enormous brio.
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HeyUGuys
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May 26, 2017

Brought to the silver screen by director John Jencks, the flavour and indelible, idiosyncratic tone of the author is imbued in this faithful adaptation.
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Total Film
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May 30, 2017

An old-fashioned romp through the eccentricities of the upper classes, it's a fun mystery with a nicely filthy mind.
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Empire Magazine
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June 01, 2017

Despite a wonderfully witty voiceover and the bullish playing of a willing ensemble, this bawdy romp consistently stumbles over its more contrived excesses.
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Contactmusic.com
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June 09, 2017

This British satirical comedy may be a bit of a mess, but since it's based on a Stephen Fry novel, the snappy wit in the dialogue zings with his specific brand of intelligent humour.
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The List
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May 22, 2017

Lacking the zeal and comic energy that the material requires, The Hippopotamus feels like a soufflé that has failed to rise, leaving a film that can only be recommended to diehard Allam devotees.
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Observer (UK)
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June 04, 2017

This adaptation of Stephen Fry's novel leans heavily on the elegant profanity of the source material.
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Times (UK)
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June 02, 2017

A towering, at times monumentally good central performance from the character actor Roger Allam stands at the heart of The Hippopotamus, but it is entirely alone.
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Time Out
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May 22, 2017

This adaptation of Stephen Fry's comic novel relies so heavily on voiceover that it's practically an audiobook.
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