The Shouting Men

‘The Shouting Men’ is a gormless British road movie that follows a group of Gillingham FC fans who travel to Newcastle by minibus to  catch an away fixture. In footballing terms, the film is like a ten-nil trouncing on home turf by a team of lower-league minnows.

The scatological humour favoured by director Steve Kelly (‘City Rats’) and writer-star Warren Llambias means that much of the film is taken up by shots of people on toilets and references to such hot-button topics as ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ and football firm The ICF. Each character is based on a broad stereotype, so there’s The Fat One, The Black One, The Old One, The Violent One, The Quiet One, The Woman and The Sexed-Up OAP Couple.

All reach a gloopy epiphany in a final scene of pure idiocy in which Tinker from ‘Lovejoy’ doles out fortune-cookie wisdom bombs in a pub carvery. John Barnes cameos as himself.

Release details

Rated: 15
Release date: Friday March 5 2010
Duration: 81 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Steve Kelly
Screenwriter: Matt Daniel-Baker, Warren Llambias
Cast: Matt Daniel-Baker
Warren Llambias
Craig Fairbrass
Dudley Sutton
Malcolm Freeman

Average User Rating

5 / 5

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Charlie Stone

Didn't know what to expect of The Shouting Men though am pleasently surprised. A nice little low budget brit movie with some good moments. A whole new take on the supporters movie, no violence (well not much) and some good laughs. The critics seem to love it or hate it in equal measure but what the hell do they know? Go and have a look if you think you're hard enough.

Charlie Stone

Didn't know what to expect of The Shouting Men though am pleasently surprised. A nice little low budget brit movie with some good moments. A whole new take on the supporters movie, no violence (well not much) and some good laughs. The critics seem to love it or hate it in equal measure but what the hell do they know? Go and have a look if you think you're hard enough.