1990 / Director. Jonathan Lynn
Nuns On The Run is a British comedy about two henchmen who double-cross their gangster boss and steal money from the Chinese Triads. With the area covered by police and two criminal organisations after them the two men break into a convent and disguise themselves as nuns. What ensues is a comedy of errors with Eric Idle and Robbie Coltrane hamming it up for blasphemous laughs. This type of comedy is hoary and contrived but when you watch it with the classic "Carry On" movies in mind, it's easy to embrace. Most of the gags work and the movie flows nicely making it a guilty pleasure. The score was composed by the Swiss electronic outfit Yello and so the music is full of electro pob beats reminiscent of Beverly Hills Cop (with the added 'chukka chkka's'). I watched it on a cold Sunday afternoon... can't complain, good for a laugh.