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Get Duked

This wickedly funny horror comedy marks the feature directorial debut of former music video director Ninian Doff. It follows a trio of wayward Glasgow schoolboys who, as part of their Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme, embark on a character-building trip to the Scottish Highlands, alongside a strait-laced camper.  

Hilarity ensues as the boys find themselves hunted down by a shadowy figure (played rather brilliantly by Eddie Izzard). Hot on their trail, too, is a group of hapless police officers – played by Kate Dickie, Alice Lowe and Kevin Guthrie – who believe them to be a terror gang. 

Watch out for the presence of legendary Scottish actor James Cosmo, who delights as a hip hop-loving local farmer. 

4/5

This review was first published in The Daily Mirror on 28/08/20

By Linda Marric

Linda Marric is a freelance film writer and has written extensively about film and TV over the last decade. Current bylines include:
senior film critic and Reviews Editor for HeyUGuys
film critic at the Jewish Chronicle
contributing writer at the Daily Mirror

After graduating with a degree in Film Studies from King's College London, Linda has worked in post-production on a number of film projects and other film-related roles. She has a huge passion for intelligent Scifi movies and is never put off by the prospect of a romantic comedy. Favourite movie: Brazil.

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