Keswick Film Festival

Friday 11th April 3:00 PM - Alhambra

The Jokers

Director: Michael Winner Country: UK
Cert: U Year: 1967 Length: 94 mins
2008 Festival
The Jokers

Audience Reaction

Score: 61.67% Attendance: 25


  • More details on this film at the Internet Movie Database

At the height of the Sixties, Winner's fast-paced directing style combined with the subversive humour of Clement and La Frenais to produce this popular comedy-thriller. Michael Crawford and Oliver Reed are brothers whose love for practical jokes leads them to keep upping the ante until their next project is to steal the crown jewels – just to show it can be done.

Michael Winner's own print


Sight gags and underplayed British throwaway gags are interleaved neatly with the growing suspense over whether the guys will succeed.
Variety in 1967

Oliver Reed is very funny as a weary, wise, heroic-but-modest military man.
Roger Ebert in 1968, Chicago Sun-Times

Supported by Film Hub North, led by Showroom Workstation. Proud to be part of the BFI Film Audience Network

Film Hub North BFI Film Audience Network