• 2016
  • UK
  • 89 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Sean Foley
  • Written by: Julian Barratt, Simon Farnaby
  • Cast: Essie Davis, Julian Barratt, Richard McCabe, Alex Wyndham, Alannah Olivia
  • UK release: 5 February 2017

Washed-up actor Richard Thorncroft (Barratt) was the star of an 80s British TV series in which he was an MI5 agent with an optical lie detector who could ‘see the truth’; in the present day, a serial killer case draws him in. Endearingly silly comedy with a fully committed performance from Barratt; fans of Partridge and Garth Marenghi will appreciate it.

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The Brewhouse, Taunton (0.0 miles)

Coal Orchard, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 1JL
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Fri 7 Jul


Odyssey Cinema, St Albans (0.0 miles)

166 London Road, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 1PG
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Mon 3 Jul

  • 19:30

Vue Islington, London N1 (0.0 miles)

36 Parkfield Street, Islington, London, N1 0PS
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Thu 29 Jun

Reviews & features

'It's very Wicker Man down there' – Simon Farnaby on the Isle of Man, cop shows, and being an X-Wing pilot

29 Mar 2017

English actor/writer talks about the creation of detective comedy movie Mindhorn, and what it's like to work with Julian Barratt

In a new comedy film from Steve Coogan's Baby Cow production company, the Isle of Man is rocked by a murder, with the police bringing a fictional detective out of retirement to solve the case. Meet Mindhorn, the man with a bionic eye, played by the…


20 Feb 20174 stars

GFF 2017: Julian Barratt co-writes and stars in this terrifically funny send-up of 80s detective shows

Co-creator of The Mighty Boosh Julian Barratt steps into the role of washed-up thespian Richard Thorncroft and the result is an endearingly silly comedy that pokes fun at dated detective shows like Bergerac. The film's title refers to the 1980s British…

Mindhorn (trailer)

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