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Outside Bet

Outside Bet
  • 2012
  • UK
  • 101 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Sacha Bennett
  • Written by: Sacha Bennett, Nigel Smith
  • Cast: Jenny Agutter, Bob Hoskins, Vincent Regan
  • UK release: 27 April 2012

Hoskins piles on the geezer as Percy 'Smudge' Smith, the head of a band of Fleet Street hacks who unwisely entrust their redundancy money to Bax (MacNab), who invests it on a racehorse. Dated misogynist comedy, bargain-basement sentimentality and glib moralising cause the film to fall at the first hurdle.

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Outside Bet

18 Apr 20121 star

Low-budget British horse-racing comedy falls at the first hurdle

(12A) 101mins The cinematic equivalent of the clumps of horse dung that characters repeatedly step into for the cheapest of laughs, Outside Bet is strictly a non-runner in terms of light entertainment. In this painfully naïve British comedy, Bob…

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