Outrageous new comedy The Machine sees comedian Bert Kreischer playing a fictionalised version of himself. Kreischer adapts his own stand-up material, playing a guy who is kidnapped, along with his father (played by Star Wars icon Hamill), by those he wronged in Russia some 20 years earlier while on a drunk college semester.
The movie screened in advance for Cineworld Unlimited members and we've canvassed a few of their opinions.
It was such a great fun movie! Incredibly whacky at the same time! @kbiegel and the rest of the screenwriters did a fantastic job writing the story and same with Bert Kriescher, @MarkHamill who did a brilliant job with their roles! Overall Score: 8.5/10! Grade: A-! Well Done All!— James Acraman (@JamesAcraman) May 25, 2023
It was such good fun, an absolutely ridiculous film and I LOVED it! I haven't laughed like that in AGES! pic.twitter.com/Vbw2JLKjqM— 💜 Sam had a blast at #OWFF 🍿 (@SamboMoron) May 25, 2023
I went in totally blind, I had no idea who the guy was or what the story was but it was really entertaining, very funny in place (neck punch) and quite heartwarming between father and son, Mark Hamill was brilliant! 🤣⭐️⭐️⭐️— Rich Walker (@whiskeyrich) May 25, 2023
I dunno why I had really low expectations for this, but it was hilarious. I haven’t snort laughed like that at a movie in ages 😆 Happy it proved me wrong lol— Eddie Kidd (@edkidd01) May 25, 2023
Missed the screening? Then catch The Machine when it's released at Cineworld on May 31st.
Keep the Unlimited momentum going throughout the summer with yet more thrilling preview screenings. The next one is the sweeping and emotional new drama War Pony, the directorial debut of acclaimed actor Riley Keough. The film, screening on June 6th, traces the interlocking stories of two young Oglala Lakota men growing up on the Pine Ridge Reservation, and you can watch the trailer below.
There's no need to miss a single advance screening. For less than the price of two tickets per month, your Cineworld Unlimited membership is a one-way pass to exciting previews, special offers and lots more.