3/5

Get Duked! (2020)

Someday I’ll admit defeat and see if there’s a subtitle option when preparing to watch a Scottish movie, because it typical fashion, I was only able to interpret about 75-80% of what the lead characters had to say. Fortunately, this “idiotic misadventure” tale (and I’m borrowing that phrase from a critic, because it’s just too spot on) isn’t heavily driven or dependent on dialog… or depth of character… or for that matter, story. What it does have going for it are a lot of tried and true British comedy aesthetics and elements in a fresh, up-to-date wrapper. In all, it’s a little erratic and rough around the edges, but that doesn’t keep it from being moderately entertaining and endearing, and a suitable watch for when you’re in a mood for some silliness with minimal emotional or intellectual investment.

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