Rent Guy X (2005)

2.6 of 5 from 68 ratings
1h 37min
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Synopsis:
1979. The frozen wastes of the Arctic. A 'small clerical error' finds private Rudy Spruance posted to an army hospital that doesn't 'officially' exist. In charge is the crazed colonel Woolwrap (Jeremy Northam), aided by his beautiful sergeant and secret lover (Natascha McElhone). Rudy soon realises that he is the only sane man on the base. After various failed escape attempts he falls for the colonel's girlfriend and stumbles upon one of the US Military's best kept secrets ... A secret the Pentagon is determined will never be told. But Rudy has other ideas.
Actors:
, , , , , , , , , , , , , Einar Sigurðsson, Nelson Balderrama, Árni Thórarinsson, Kolbrún Ivarsdóttir, Buck Deachman, , Genevieve Smoke
Directors:
Writers:
Steve Attridge, John Paul Chapple
Studio:
Tartan
Genres:
British Films, Comedy, Drama
Countries:
UK
BBFC:
Release Date:
20/02/2006
Run Time:
97 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
None
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour

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Reviews (2) of Guy X

b-=£*&s - Guy X review by CP Customer

Spoiler Alert
26/06/2006

What a total waste of time, don't bother to watch this. Rather than watch it again I would rather have 20 tons of pig manure tipped over my head.

1 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

Lacks direction. - Guy X review by CP Customer

Spoiler Alert
31/03/2006

Guy X revolves around the character of Rudy Spruance, an American soldier posted to an isolated U.S army base in Greenland. Claiming his posting was a clerical error Rudy tries to get himself transferred off the base, unfortunately when he tries to resolve the problem he finds his identity has been changed, and has no way of correcting the records to prove his real identity. 'Guy X' suffers from two problems, firstly it's a film that's hard to categorise and has been foolishly marketed as a comedy, which it's not. While there are some amusing moments, generally the first half of film is a more off beat and quirky affair somewhat like a lightweight version of 'Catch 22' or Robert Altman's 'MASH', and the second half soon becomes a straight drama with a sinister undertone, so if you're expecting laughs you're going to be disappointed. Secondly, the film also suffers from some really poor direction. In the hands of a better director 'Guy X' could have been a decent film with a decent story to tell, but you get the feeling director Saul Metzstein had absolutely no sense of what direction the film should take, and the result is pretty disjointed and aimless.

0 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

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