The Emperor's New Clothes

The Emperor's New Clothes
  • 2015
  • 1h 47min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Michael Winterbottom
  • Cast: Russell Brand
  • UK release: 21 April 2015

Entertaining 'agit-doc', with comedian Brand taking aim at a handful of specific targets such as wage inequality and corporate tax avoidance, and scoring some very effective hits. Some bits work better than others and it's likely to be preaching to the converted, but it's still impassioned, engaging and sensible.

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The Emperor's New Clothes

22 Apr 20153 stars

Russell Brand takes centre stage in this passionate and timely documentary

Whatever your personal feelings towards comedian Russell Brand, this entertaining 'agit-doc' is well worth a watch in the run-up to the general election on May 7th. Directed by Michael Winterbottom, The Emperor's New Clothes takes aim at a handful of…

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