DAD’S ARMY ★★

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - SEVEN DAYS | FILM - TB

Di­rected by Oliver Parker. Star­ring Bill Nighy, Cather­ine Zeta-Jones, Toby Jones, Tom Courte­nay, Michael Gam­bon, Blake Har­ri­son, Daniel Mays, Bill Pater­son

A se­duc­tive Ger­man spy (CZJ) comes to Walm­ingtonon-Sea in the fit­ful though not ter­ri­ble re­make of the clas­sic sit­com. When the new Dad’s Army sticks to old jokes, it serves some pur­pose. To this end, there are lovely, silly sup­port­ing turns from Courte­nay as the flap­pable Cor­po­ral Jones, Gam­bon as an­cient God­frey and Pater­son as Pri­vate Frazer. But too of­ten we’re stuck in tea shops on dates with Mrs Dou­glas ad­vanc­ing a sub­plot no­body much cares about. PG cert, gen re­lease, 99 min

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