Films: Alan Tudyk

Aladdin

  • 3 stars
  • 2019
  • US
  • 2h 8min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Guy Ritchie
  • Cast: Will Smith, Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott, Marwan Kenzari, Navid Negahban, Nasim Pedrad, Numan Acar, Billy Magnussen, Alan Tudyk, Frank Welker
  • UK release: 22 May 2019

Disney’s live-action version of 1992’s Aladdin features a fun, fast-talking and scene-stealing Smith and terrific work from Massoud and Scott as Aladdin and Jasmine, but against that there’s some weird VFX, odd directorial choices and a well-intentioned but clunky female empowerment number. Enjoyable and entertaining…

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

  • 4 stars
  • 2016
  • US
  • 2h 13min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Gareth Edwards
  • Cast: Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Riz Ahmed, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Jiang Wen, Forest Whitaker, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Jonathan Aris
  • UK release: 16 December 2016

Troublemaker Jyn Erso (Jones) and Rebel intelligence officer Cassian Andor (Luna) lead a rag crew across the galaxy to make contact with Death Star chief engineer Galen (Mikkelsen), Jyn's dad. This is Star Wars from the trenches, with sensational battle scenes and great performances from Jones and Luna.

Moana

  • 4 stars
  • 2016
  • US
  • 1h 43min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Ron Clements, John Musker
  • Cast: Auli'i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, Temuera Morrison, Nicole Scherzinger, Rachel House, Jemaine Clement, Alan Tudyk
  • UK release: 2 December 2016

Moana (Carvalho) is a plucky Polynesian girl who revives the voyaging tradition of her island tribe, with the help of buffoonish demigod Maui (Johnson, exuberantly sending himself up.) The unabashed positivity is pure Disney but Bush's zingy screenplay satirises the studio's princess obsession and there's a refreshing…

Oddball and the Penguins

  • 2016
  • 1h 36min
  • U
  • Directed by: Stuart McDonald
  • Written by: Peter Ivan
  • Cast: Shane Jacobson, Coco Jack Gillies, Sarah Snook, Alan Tudyk
  • UK release: 12 February 2016

A chicken farmer and his granddaughter train a dog to protect a penguin sanctuary from fox attacks.

Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked

  • 2011
  • US
  • 1h 27min
  • U
  • Directed by: Mike Mitchell
  • Written by: Jonathan Aibel, Glenn Berger
  • Cast: Jason Lee, David Cross, Jenny Slate, Andy Buckley, Justin Long, Matthew Gray Gubler, Alan Tudyk, Jesse McCartney, Christina Applegate, Anna Faris, Amy Poehler
  • UK release: 16 December 2011

The singing chipmunk trio and their friends the Chipettes find themselves marooned on a desert island.

Tucker & Dale vs Evil

  • 2010
  • US / Canada
  • 15
  • Directed by: Eli Craig
  • Written by: Eli Craig, Morgan Jurgenson
  • Cast: Alan Tudyk, Tyler Labine, Katrina Bowden, Jesse Moss, Chelan Simmons

Cultures clash when two hillbillies go on holiday and bump into a gang of preppy college kids.

Death at a Funeral

  • 3 stars
  • 2007
  • Germany / UK / US
  • 1h 30min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Frank Oz
  • Written by: Dean Craig
  • Cast: Matthew Macfadyen, Rupert Graves, Andy Nyman, Kris Marshall, Peter Dinklage, Keeley Hawes, Daisy Donovan, Alan Tudyk, Ewen Bremner

A very British farce about sex and death set in a country house during the funeral for a much-loved patriarch. Over the course of this solemn occasion, skeletons begin to emerge from the closets of various family members and friends, not least from that of the dead man himself.

Serenity

  • 2005
  • US
  • 1h 59min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Joss Whedon
  • Cast: Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk

Feature length cap to Whedon's short lived TV series sees the crew of the ship try to evade an assassin sent to recapture one of them.

DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story

  • 2004
  • US
  • 1h 32min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Rawson Marshall Thurber
  • Cast: Vince Vaughn, Ben Stiller, Christine Taylor, Rip Torn, Justin Long, Alan Tudyk

A Knight's Tale

  • 2001
  • US
  • 2h 12min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Brian Helgeland
  • Written by: Brian Helgeland
  • Cast: Heath Ledger, Mark Addy, Shannyn Sossamon, Alan Tudyk, Rufus Sewell, Paul Bettany, James Purefoy, Laura Fraser, Roger Ashton-Griffiths

After his master dies halfway through a jousting tournament in medieval France, peasant William Thatcher (Ledger) dons his suit of armour and drags begrudging pals Roland (Addy) and Wat (Alan Tudyk) across Europe towards victory. Writer-director Helgeland's ('L.A. Confidential', 'Payback') film displays a playful sense of…