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Get Duked! (2020)



Critic Consensus: The rare comedy thriller that's funny as well as thrilling, Get Duked! marks writer-director Ninian Doff as a filmmaker with a bright future.

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Dean, Duncan and DJ Beatroot are teenage pals from Glasgow who embark on the character-building camping trip -- based on a real-life program -- known as the Duke of Edinburgh Award, where foraging, teamwork and orienteering are the order of the day. Eager to cut loose and smoke weed in the Scottish Highlands, the trio finds themselves paired with straight-laced Ian, a fellow camper determined to play by the rules. After veering off-path into remote farmland that's worlds away from their urban comfort zone, the boys find themselves hunted down by a shadowy force hell-bent on extinguishing their futures. From writer-director Ninian Doff -- making his feature debut after a slew of award-winning music videos and short films for artists including Run the Jewels, Miike Snow, Migos, and Mykki Blanco -- comes an anarchic satire of generational politics, hip-hop loving farmers and hallucinogenic rabbit droppings that pits the youth of tomorrow against the status quo of yesterday.


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This is a raucous, non-stop ride that is a little rough around the edges but also unexpectedly endearing, not unlike the four teens at the center.

October 30, 2020 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Doff announces himself as a talent to be reckoned with. His feature debut seems destined for admission into the cult classic hall of fame.

September 6, 2020 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Doff honors those traditions of British comedy by making them feel fresh again. Most importantly, he still makes his four teen tossers a squad for whom to cheer.

September 4, 2020 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

It's fun and the satire has a bit of depth to it, even if the movie never quite carves out its own identity.

August 31, 2020 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
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Hyperactive editing, the jittery rap score and an obligatory acid trip scene grate, but Doff's social commentary is sharp.

August 29, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Get Duked! is good stoner comedy fun, and quite the promising debut from a rookie filmmaker.

August 28, 2020 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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