Search results for "Adeel Akhtar"

Stranger Things (2010) RT 86% / Audience 90%

An unusual and touching bond develops when grieving Oona reaches out to a mysterious homeless man, offering him a place to stay in her garden shed.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Eleanor Burke  •  Ron Eyal
CAST:  Adeel Akhtar  •  Bridget Collins  •  Victoria Jeffrey  •  Keith Parry

The Dictator (2012) RT 57% / Audience 44%

DVD release: Aug 2012

The heroic story of a dictator who risks his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Larry Charles
CAST:  Sacha Baron Cohen  •  Sayed Badreya  •  Aasif Mandvi  •  Megan Fox

Pan (2015) RT 27% / Audience 41%

DVD release: Dec 2015

Living a bleak existence at a London orphanage, 12-year-old Peter finds himself whisked away to the fantastical world of Neverland. Adventure awaits as he meets new friend ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Family • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Joe Wright
CAST:  Rooney Mara  •  Hugh Jackman  •  Amanda Seyfried  •  Garrett Hedlund

Jadoo (2013) RT 50% / Audience 35%

This comedy revolves around two brothers, both wonderful chefs, who fall out catastrophically. At the climax of their dispute they rip the family recipe book in half - one ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Amit Gupta
CAST:  Harish Patel  •  Tom Mison  •  Kulvinder Ghir  •  Nikesh Patel

Four Lions (2010) RT 82% / Audience 79%

DVD release: Mar 2011

Four Lions tells the story of a group of British jihadists who push their abstract dreams of glory to the breaking point. As the wheels fly off, and their competing ideologies ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Chris Morris
CAST:  Riz Ahmed  •  Nigel Lindsay  •  Kayvan Novak  •  Adeel Akhtar

Convenience (2015) RT Audience 46%

Film follows two friends attempting to rob a petrol station, but are so useless that they end up working there all night.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Comedy
DIRECTION:  Keri Collins
CAST:  Ray Panthaki  •  Vicky McClure  •  Adeel Akhtar  •  Jenny Bede

The Circuit (2016)

Newly arrived in town Nat and Gabe accept a dinner invitation from the volatile Hungarian Helene and her boorish husband Sasha. Whilst the other guests, ex-Bananarama member ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • TV movie
DIRECTION:  Ben Taylor
CAST:  Desiree Akhavan  •  Adeel Akhtar  •  Eva Birthistle  •  Victoria Hamilton

Murdered by My Father (2016)

Every parent wants the best for their kids, and Shahzad is no exception. Ever since his wife died he's been trying to keep his two kids Salma and Hassan on track. Salma is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bruce Goodison
CAST:  Adeel Akhtar  •  Kiran Sonia Sawar  •  Mawaan Rizwan  •  Salman Akhtar

The Night Manager (2016)

Former British soldier Jonathan Pine navigates the shadowy recesses of Whitehall and Washington where an unholy alliance operates between the intelligence community and the ...  (more)

GENRES: Thriller
DIRECTION:  Susanne Bier
CAST:  Tom Hiddleston  •  Hugh Laurie  •  Olivia Colman  •  Tom Hollander

Capital (2015)

Set on a single street in South London, Capital is a portrait of a road transformed by soaring property prices: what was once the home of modest lower-middle class families, ...  (more)

CAST:  Toby Jones  •  Rachael Stirling  •  Gemma Jones  •  Lesley Sharp

River (2015)

John River, a brilliant police officer whose genius and fault-line is the fragility of his mind - a man haunted by the murder victims whose cases he must lay to rest  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Mystery • TV movie
DIRECTION:  Richard Laxton  •  Tim Fywell  •  Jessica Hobbs
CAST:  Stellan Skarsgård  •  Nicola Walker  •  Lesley Manville  •  Adeel Akhtar

War Book (2014)

In a contemporary Commons briefing room, a government minister and several aids enact the ‘war book’ exercise: a protocol written in the 1950s which is periodically played out ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Harper
CAST:  Ben Chaplin  •  Sophie Okonedo  •  Shaun Evans  •  Nathan Stewart-Jarrett

Traitor (2008)

When straight arrow FBI agent Roy Clayton heads up the investigation into a dangerous international conspiracy, all clues seem to lead back to former U.S. Special Operations ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Jeffrey Nachmanoff
CAST:  Don Cheadle  •  Guy Pearce  •  Neal McDonough  •  Saïd Taghmaoui

Victoria & Abdul (2017)

Queen Victoria strikes up an unlikely friendship with a young Indian clerk named Abdul Karim.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History
DIRECTION:  Stephen Frears
CAST:  Judi Dench  •  Ali Fazal  •  Michael Gambon  •  Eddie Izzard

The Big Sick (2017)

Pakistan-born comedian Kumail Nanjiani and grad student Emily Gardner fall in love but struggle as their cultures clash. When Emily contracts a mysterious illness, Kumail ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Michael Showalter
CAST:  Kumail Nanjiani  •  Zoe Kazan  •  Holly Hunter  •  Ray Romano

Hampstead (2017)

Emily Walters is an American widow living a peaceful, uneventful existence in the idyllic Hampstead Village of London, when she meets a local recluse, Donald Horner. For 17 ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Joel Hopkins
CAST:  Diane Keaton  •  Brendan Gleeson  •  James Norton  •  Lesley Manville