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The BBQ

2018 1h 31m Comedy List
30% Tomatometer 10 Reviews 24% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings
Dazza's passion in life is barbecuing, but unfortunately he accidentally gives his neighbours food poisoning. To make amends, he receives tutelage from a Scottish chef and they enter an international barbecue competition. Read More Read Less

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Stephen Romei The Australian There is more character development in this movie than in some I could name that have received multiple Oscar nominations. It made me laugh a lot, too. Rated: 3.5/5 Mar 2, 2018 Full Review Paul Byrnes Sydney Morning Herald The BBQ starts with a terrible script and goes downhill from there. Rated: 2/5 Feb 23, 2018 Full Review Luke Buckmaster Guardian Jacobson may be the best thing about the director and co-writer Stephen Amis' The BBQ, though that is not the same as saying he comes even remotely close to saving it. Rated: 1/5 Feb 21, 2018 Full Review Matthew Pejkovic Matt's Movie Reviews A personality void dud of a comedy, undercooked in its writing and bland in its delivery. Rated: 2/5 Mar 20, 2018 Full Review Matt Neal ABC Radio (Australia) The film is abysmal and it all comes down to an absolutely woeful script. Rated: 1.5/5 Feb 26, 2018 Full Review Jim Schembri 3AW Now, where to begin with how bad this film is? In the interests of brevity, most of the film's woes stem from one main problem: it has no frigging idea what it is trying to do. Rated: 0.5/5 Feb 23, 2018 Full Review Read all reviews

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Abigail M The Cheesiness of this movie is enough to make me cringe. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 06/07/23 Full Review Audience Member The Character Performance Courtesy Of Magda Szubanski Is Fantastic. The Rest Is Complete Cheese-&-Chaff. Boring Characters With Nothing Meaningful To Find. All A Bit Whatever.. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 02/21/23 Full Review Audience Member Lightweight but well acted romp with a good aussie script. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/26/23 Full Review Audience Member Was looking forward to this, but have to say it was pretty disappointing. I've always been a Shane Jacobson fan and he did a great job in his role in Oddball, but I feel this one let him down. It took til the end of the movie for the big 'announcement', but it was such a let down. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/18/23 Full Review Audience Member The BBQ is a prime homage to the rich, if not slightly troubled, history of Australian film culture. From the brilliant, comedic mind of director Stephen Amis (The 25th Reich, Virus), comes a film that incorporates star actors, including Sound of Music alumni, and some new, home-grown talents who are able to pull-off the subtle comedy we've come to expect from Australian films. A true credit to the hard working Australian nature, and a laugh for the entire family. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/10/23 Full Review Audience Member An indie Australian movie company made a beautiful movie describing Australia's culture and a true family story. According to Rotten Tomatoes point of view for the movie, it says: That Darren 'Dazza' Cook who does the backyard barbeques every Saturday believes to be part of the person in 1768 (James Cook) that sailed to Australia. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/07/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Movie Info

Synopsis Dazza's passion in life is barbecuing, but unfortunately he accidentally gives his neighbours food poisoning. To make amends, he receives tutelage from a Scottish chef and they enter an international barbecue competition.
Director
Stephen Amis
Producer
Stephen Amis, Tait Brady, Lynne Wilson
Screenwriter
Stephen Amis, Serge De Nardo, David Richardson, Angelo Salamanca, Tim Ferguson
Production Co
BBQ Three Pty Ltd
Genre
Comedy
Original Language
Australian English
Runtime
1h 31m
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