Nuns on the Run


Comedy / Crime

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Robbie Coltrane Photo
Robbie Coltrane as Charlie McManus / Flight Attendant #2
Julie Graham Photo
Julie Graham as Casino Waitress
Camille Coduri Photo
Camille Coduri as Faith
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Eric Idle as Brian Hope / Flight Attendant #1
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813.74 MB
English 2.0
25 fps
1 hr 28 min
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25 fps
1 hr 28 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by blanche-27 / 10

Enjoyable comedy about criminals disguised as nuns

Robbie Coltrane and Eric Idle are "Nuns on the Run" in this 1990 British comedy also starring Janet Suzman and Camille Coduri. Coltrane and Idle play Charlie and Brian, who commit robberies for the big boss, whose cover is a health club. Unfortunately, they become personae non grata when one of their colleagues, who wants out, tells the boss that Charlie and Brian want out, too. That colleague later winds up dead. With their boss no longer trusting them, they are ordered to rob drug money from a dangerous group called The Trinity - but the boss has ordered his other associates to kill them. Charlie and Brian, meanwhile, have decided to rob the drug lord all right, keep the money for themselves and escape to Rio. When they arrive at the scene, their would-be killers are already there. Tipped off by Brian's girlfriend, they turn the tables on the assassins, grab the money, and run inside the nearest open doorway, which turns out to be a convent. They dress in nun's clothes, buy some makeup and become nuns. Nuns who always carry black briefcases.

This is a very entertaining, if often low comedy with good performances. Idle is funny as the lovesick Brian whose girlfriend Faith (Coduri) keeps losing her glasses and can't see anything. The beautiful Coduri is a riot, doing a sort of Marilyn Monroe in "How to Marry a Millionaire" by constantly walking into things. Coltrane plays the more pragmatic, tougher Charlie who can't help going into the girls' shower after teaching gym. He is also the one who really gets into the whole religious thing, being Catholic himself. "I think God is going to get us out of this," he announces. Janet Suzman does a good job as the Mother Superior, who finds the new nuns odd to say the least. But she has some other problems, one of which is dealing with an older, alcoholic, compulsive gambler nun who stole 50,000 pounds from the drug rehabilitation program run by the sisters.

If you're Catholic, you'll get a kick out of this film or hate it. I myself thought Charlie trying to teach Brian about the Holy Trinity was a scream, as was Brian totally botching it when repeating it to his students. Also funny was Charlie teaching Brian the sign of the cross and genuflecting. When Faith goes to confession, afraid she'll say something she shouldn't, Brian replaces the priest, and Charlie has to whisper the absolution in his ear, which Brian messes up. "I resolve you - no, I absolve you of your sins..." Definitely recommended.

Reviewed by lee_eisenberg9 / 10

faith in silliness

Sort of an updated "Some Like It Hot", "Nuns on the Run" casts Eric Idle and Robbie Coltrane (Hagrid in the Harry Potter movies) as a pair of bumbling gangsters who have to pose as nuns to hide from their employers, a rival gang, and the cops. There are more than a few scenes that they must have REALLY had fun filming! It's one movie that's guaranteed to restore anyone's slapstick humor, that is.

Yes, it's nice, brainless fun, complete with a scene whose target audience is probably 14-year-old boys. I particularly liked the scene with the gutter, but the truth is that the whole movie is a good time. Another fine accomplishment from George Harrison's HandMade Films (Harrison is even credited at the beginning of the movie).

And remember: we have to keep sinning to keep Jesus in business!

PS: Janet Suzman (Sister Liz) is the niece of anti-apartheid activist Helen Suzman.

Reviewed by lastliberal6 / 10

Spectacles, testicles, wallet and watch.

If you have a comedy starring two of England's best, Eric Idle (Monty Python and the Holy Grail) and Robbie Coltrane (Rubeus Hagrid in the harry Potter movies),then you just have to watch. This was a charming little comedy about two guys trying to go straight, but pulling one last job and ending up in a nunnery.

Of course, you have the Catholic jokes, and the guys in a girls dorm jokes, some Oscar-nominated talent, an MBE, and a nude girl in a shower, but that's all icing on the cake.

British comedy is just fin to watch. You won't end up on the floor laughing, but you will chuckle for the whole 89 minutes.

Jonathan Lynn (The Fighting Temptations, The Whole Nine Yards, My Cousin Vinney) wrote and directed this film, and you know he can make us laugh.

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