Time Out London – Tom Vaughan
Add to that a scene-stealing turn from Benedict Cumberbatch as pompous quiz captain Patrick and Mark Gatiss doing a better Bamber Gascoigne than the man himself, and the result is a smart and sweet comedy.
The Times – Ian Johns
Daily Mail – Chris Tookey
Music OMH – Rob Watson
Indeed, while all the suspiciously twenty-something looking cast do well with some pretty sparky dialogue, it is Benedict Cumberbatch’s prudish team captain Patrick that steals just about every scene he’s in, with a wonderfully Machiavellian turn as the frustrated loser from two years previous.
The Independent – Anthony Quinn
What prevents it from sliding into a 1980s nostalgia-fest is an outstanding cast… Benedict Cumberbatch as the Tory MP-in-waiting team captain, not forgetting Mark Gatiss’s spot-on impersonation of Bamber Gascoigne.
Talk Talk – Paul Hurley
BBC – Stella Papamichael
View London – Matthew Turner