Zeitgeist of the Heist! On-Air Film Review of ‘The Duke’

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CHICAGO – Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com appears on “The Morning Mess” with Dan Baker on WBGR-FM (Monroe, Wisconsin) on April 28th, reviewing “The Duke,” a British heist comedy featuring Jim Broadbent and Helen Mirren, in select theaters April 29th.

Kempton Bunton (Jim Broadbent) is a perpetually unemployed dreamer, who write plays and drives his wife Dorothy (Helen Mirren) crazy with his anarchistic principles, often getting his younger son Jackie (Fionn Whitehead) involved. When collectors come for his TV license … Britain collects fees from each home for programming … he begins a protest that leads to London, and while there he gets involved in stealing a priceless painting – the Duke of Wellington by Francisco Goya – to further his cause.

The Duke
Photo credit: Sony Pictures Classics

Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com reviewed “The Duke” during the Morning Mess with Dan Baker on WBGR-FM, Monroe, Wisconsin, April 28th, 2022 …

“The Duke” is in select theaters beginning April 29th. Featuring Jim Broadbent, Helen Mirren, Fionn Whitehead, Matthew Goode and Jack Bandeira. Written by Richard Bean and Clive Coleman. Directed by Roger Mitchell. Rated “PG-13”

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