Mindhorn looks great. It’s the type of thing which will be adored by people who love old television shows and feel a pang of sadness when they think about (or see) actors who are well past their glory. The tone of this seems to be spot-on.
Here’s the synopsis:
Washed-up Richard Thorncroft (Julian Barratt) peaked with hit 1980s detective show Mindhorn, playing the titular Isle of Man sleuth with a robotic eye that allowed him to literally “see the truth”. Decades later, when a deranged Manx criminal demands Mindhorn as his nemesis, Thorncroft returns to the scene of his greatest triumphs for one last chance to reignite his glory days, professional credibility and even romance with former co-star/paramour Patricia Deville (Essie Davis).
Star Julian Barratt and co-writer Simon Farnaby will be touring cinemas in the UK previewing the movie with Q&As (see the list of locations below).