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Brand: A Second Coming

Documentary, Biography

Follows comedian/author/activist Russell Brand as he dives headlong into drugs, sex & fame in an attempt to find happiness, only to realize that our culture feeds us bad ideas & empty idols.

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The critical consensus

Messy but thought-provoking look at the titular entertainer, from Ondi Timoner.

***(*)(*)Hannah McGill, The List, 19/10/2015

A Second Coming is likely to leave audiences with a mixture of admiration for and baffled exasperation with its subject. It shows Brand’s fitful brilliance but doesn’t downplay his narcissism or his unique ability to inspire and infuriate at exactly the same time.

***(*)(*)Geoffrey MacNab, The Independent, 20/10/2015

In Ondi Timoner’s documentary portrait, comedian/political agitator Russell Brand emerges as unembarrassable, uninterruptible and impervious to mockery.

***(*)(*)Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian, 22/10/2015

Like the comedian, this documentary is inspired, funny and infuriating.

***(*)(*)Geoffrey MacNab, The Independent, 22/10/2015

he film keeps going round in circles, never quite nailing Brand or making a convincing case for why he matters.

***(*)(*)Alistair Harkness, The Scotsman, 24/10/2015

Dig! director Ondi Timoner turns in a more down-and-dirty documentary account of the standup’s attempts to spark world revolution.

***(*)(*)Mark Kermode, The Observer, 25/10/2015

Where and when?

Edinburgh Filmhouse, Edinburgh from Tuesday November 10, 2015, until Thursday November 12, 2015. More info:

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