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And they did.

Brexit: The Uncivil War is nearly two years old now, and if Dominic Cummings: The Movie — which is what this effectively is — were to be made now it would of course have to cover the pandemic, the experiments in ophthalmology and the eventual fall from grace.

But as long as you don’t take it too literally, and accept it as a wry and fantastical character portrait founded in rather than scrupulously tied to factuality, it remains a film with many merits: funny, watchable, more insightful about some aspects of the Brexit battle than the general air of levity might lead you to expect, and anchored by a terrifically believable performance from Benedict Cumberbatch. …


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About

Barnaby Page

Barnaby is a journalist based in Suffolk, UK. By day he covers science and public policy; by night, film and classical music. He has also been a cinema manager.

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