GET DUKED! movie review

GET DUKED! movie poster

Janet's TAKE: While the cast is clearly enjoying themselves during the making of this mashup comedy/action/social-satire movie, #GetDuked! wanders off into drug-induced silliness that is at times chaotic but still slightly entertaining. Grade/C

The action and story come together in the second half, yet the crazy situations and tired clichés tend to get in the way throughout.
Directed by Ninian Doff 

Starring Eddie Izzard, Kate Dickey, Georgie Glen, James Cosmo, Samuel Bottomley, Viraj Juneja, Rian Gordon, and Lewis Gribben

Dean, Duncan and DJ Beatroot are teenage pals from Glasgow who embark on the character-building camping trip — based on a real-life program — known as the Duke of Edinburgh Award, where foraging, teamwork and orienteering are the order of the day. Eager to cut loose and smoke weed in the Scottish Highlands, the trio finds themselves paired with straight-laced Ian, a fellow camper determined to play by the rules. After veering off-path into remote farmland that's worlds away from their urban comfort zone, the boys find themselves hunted down by a shadowy force hell-bent on extinguishing their futures. From writer-director Ninian Doff — making his feature debut after a slew of award-winning music videos and short films for artists including Run the Jewels, Miike Snow, Migos, and Mykki Blanco — comes an anarchic satire of generational politics, hip-hop loving farmers and hallucinogenic rabbit droppings that pits the youth of tomorrow against the status quo of yesterday. - Amazon Studios

Streaming on Amazon Prime Video starting August 28, 2020

MPAA Rating: R for drug content, language throughout including sexual references, and some violence/bloody images

Running Time: 86 minutes

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