Outside Bet

Outside Bet
  • 2012
  • UK
  • 1h 41min
  • 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

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 Hoskins painfully…

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