A washed up actor who played Mindhorn, a secret agent with a bionic eye, returns to the Isle of Man, the area where his most famous role was set, to help catch a killer.

Mindhorn Details

Title Mindhorn
Air Date May 05, 2017
Runtime 89 Minutes
Networks BBC Films, StudioCanal, Baby Cow Productions, Scott Free Productions, Isle of Man Film, Pinewood Pictures,
Genres Comedy,
Country United Kingdom,
Languages en,

Mindhorn Casts

Mindhorn REVIEWS

  • What Mindhorn lacks in confidence it makes up for in wacky, wonderful humour

    April 25th, 2017

    Mindhorn is the cinematic equivalent of that friend who takes forever to decide what they want to eat: chances are you'll have a good time regardless of the decision, but that doesn't make the journey there any less frustrating. Written by lead actor Julian Barratt and supporting cast member Simon Farnaby, the film's script is scattershot to say t...

  • Lighthearted and fun!

    May 24th, 2017

    The title says it all; this movie wants to make you laugh and leave you with a smile on your face afterwards. No nonsense, no melodrama.. The characters are real people (although exaggerated slightly), so it's not a parody - just a feel-good movie that's a little on the silly side.. Recommended! ...

  • I laughed my eyeliner down my face

    May 18th, 2017

    Mindhorn is the ultimate treat for anyone who has an appreciation for ludicrous humour. The film is set on the Isle of man which in my eyes sets the plot up for greatness as the clash of action and crime with understated countryside life is always a winner for me! I love to see the quaintness of British life being fondly ridiculed by a silly parod...

  • "Yep. It's plasticine"

    May 16th, 2017

    Spoilers . The nostalgic and often cynical mockery of the '80s seems to fertilize an increasing number of films with the basis of their humour. "Mindhorn" works well and there are plenty of moments where the cheesy lines and characters provide ample laughs.. An odd looking Steve Coogan puts five minutes into this, probably to protect his investmen...

  • Good light-hearted fun - if you were there in the 70s

    May 20th, 2017

    Well I enjoyed this movie from start to finish. It probably isn't for everyone, e.g. if you are too old or too young or from another planet. But if you remember British cop dramas from the 70s and 80s – with a bit of Starsky and Hutch thrown in (and if you have a sense of humour) then you should find some real laugh-out-loud moments here. I found...

  • The Six Million Dollar Bergerac

    June 13th, 2017

    Imagine if you will,what would have come along if the British producers of Bergerac or The Persuaders or the Professionals had added that bit of Imaginative American teenage sci-fi appeal from Night rider, or the Six Million Dollar man. The result would have been MINDHORN. Isle of Man detective Mindhorn lost his real eye in some brief special forc...

  • Very funny.

    May 22nd, 2017

    I love this film. It's not perfect or even a fantastic film, but the writing acting and style *was* fantastic. Sadly it has many drawbacks, the directing and lighting was average, it had a lot of useless scenes and one big one was the ending; Don't get me wrong it was a great ending but the villain characters motivation was non-existent, because t...

  • Amiable and Moderately Amusing With a Touch of Pathos

    May 15th, 2017

    A moderately amusing and very likable spoof of 80's action shows that doesn't attain the heights of the similar 'Galaxy Quest' and 'Hot Fuzz'; one keeps willing 'Mindhorn' to be funnier and more stylish than it ever actually is. We all know that Richard Thorncroft is supposed to be a bore, but the film is a bit too successful at reminding us of t...

  • John Nettles????.....

    May 19th, 2017

    Richard Thorncroft is a has-been British TV actor who used to be famous in the late 1980's for playing the titular and charismatic lead role in the Isle of Man detective show Mindhorn, a character with a Robotic eye that could literally see the truth. . Richard has an unexpected opportunity to reignite his career though when a delusional criminal ...

  • Too scattershot

    May 14th, 2017

    It is not often I get to say this in a review. I could see my house in this film, well my childhood home.. Mindhorn was a hit 1980s television show set in the Isle of Man starring Richard Thorncroft. It was basically Bergerac with a bionic eye.. Now Thorncroft after a drunken rant on the Wogan show is washed up and unemployed. His agent has not be...

Mindhorn Movie Alternate Links