- 89 min
- 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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Reviews & features
'It's very Wicker Man down there' – Simon Farnaby on the Isle of Man, cop shows, and being an X-Wing pilot29 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…
Mindhorn20 Feb 2017
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…
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