Friday, 5 July 2013

"Bula Quo!" (The Guardian 05/07/13)

Bula Quo! (PG) 90 mins **

It’s surely a hallucination: an action movie, cobbled together to mark Status Quo’s 50th anniversary, in which Rick Parfitt and Francis Rossi are forced on the run in Fiji after exposing an illegal gambling ring. I may have witnessed Craig Fairbrass thumping somebody into unconsciousness with a flip-flop. The hits ring out loud and clear, and Parfitt and Rossi are typically laidback and likable. The rest’s rather too relaxed: all low-octane, MacGyver-y escapes on golf buggies and scenic railways, it’s cosily plodding and not notably rock ‘n’ roll – but then, isn’t that somehow so very Quo?

Bula Quo! opens in selected cinemas from today.

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