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Horrible Histories: The Movie - Rotten Romans (2019)

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Critic Consensus: Charmingly broad and appropriately goofy, Horrible Histories: The Movie - Rotten Romans lands its punchlines often enough to entertain its target audience.

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Who are the Celts? What have the Romans ever done for us? And why is Emperor Nero dousing himself in horse wee? Friends, Romans, Celts... Lend us your ears. The all-conquering Romans rule the civilised world -- and that includes "the stain" that is Britain. While the young Emperor Nero must battle his scheming mother Agrippina for ultimate power, Celt queen Boudicca gathers an army in Britain to repel the rotten Romans. Mixed up in this battle for liberation are the teenage Atti, a reluctant Roman soldier, and Orla, a young Celt with dreams of becoming a warrior like Boudicca. Will they fall on opposite sides or forge a friendship in the chaos of Celtic-inspired rebellion?

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Critic Reviews for Horrible Histories: The Movie - Rotten Romans

All Critics (26) | Top Critics (5)

As light and silly as Horrible Histories can be, there's a subversive quality to it, too.

August 4, 2019 | Rating: 3/5

It is contrived - no longer based around real, erm, history - and less horrible; most of the deaths happen off-camera, presumably to secure a PG rating.

July 26, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
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There's a fair bit of fun to be had in this...

July 26, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Destined to form an idle televisual backdrop while families one day slip into a Yuletide coma, it ain't horrible, but it ain't historic, either.

July 25, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Whenever the jokes wear thin we fall back, a little vertiginously, on the two best performances.

July 24, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Horrible Histories never escapes the sense of feeling more like a feature-length TV special than a movie.

August 13, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

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