Released Year: 2016
Runtime: 96 minutes
Genre: Comedy, Music
Directors: Ricky Gervais
Writers: Ricky Gervais
Casts: Ricky Gervais, Rob Jarvis, Abbie Murphy, Mandeep Dhillon, Jo Hartley, Andrew Brooke, Miles Chapman, Tom Bennett, Rebecca Gethings, Kim Benson, Alfie Stewart, Doc Brown, Tom Basden, Andy Burrows, Steve Clarke
IMDB: David Brent: Life on the Road (2016) - IMDB
IMDB Rating: 6.7
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 6.4
The Telegraph -
Happily, what's in no short supply is the same mix of uproarious failure and sledgehammer pathos that Brent at his best was always all about.
Screen International -
While Gervais returns often to the same comedic well, he's adept at transforming simple miscues into horrific spirals of embarrassment.
A late third-act turn into sentimental territory, in which the original show's misanthropy is sugared up, may feel artificial to viewers drawn to the series' persistent despairing streak; still, it makes a certain sense given that the film would otherwise entirely lack an emotional arc.
Time Out London -
Being stuck in a cinema with David Brent for 96 minutes can be trying (the lazy ending doesn't help). But when Gervais is on an improvisational roll, Brent digging himself deeper and deeper into some awful pit of social awkwardness, we can't help but remember why we love to hate them both.
David Brent: Life on the Road (2016)
A camera crew catches up with David Brent, the former star of the fictional British TV series The Office (2001), as he now fancies himself a rock star on the road.