The Man Who Was Thursday (2 stars)

Injects some far-fetched fun into a light-hearted romp

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This article is from 2010.

The Man Who Was Thursday

This young, enthusiastic company injects some far-fetched fun into a light-hearted romp about the war on terror, in a noughties reimagining of the original novel by GK Chesterton. A cheeky wink to the left-not-knowing-what-the-right-hand’s doing is played out to decent comedy effect as our do-gooder hero is enticed into the world of counter-terrorism, only to discover that the ‘days of the week’ anarchists he’s been sent in to spy on aren’t quite what they seem.

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This article is from 2010.

The Man Who Was Thursday

  • 2 stars

Detective Syme must out-terrorize the terrorists to save the world. Trapped in a deadly masquerade, he's haunted by the unthinkable: What if they're fighting for good? Mashing psychological thriller, political nightmare and breakneck farce, New York City's The Jam presents a 21st-century riff on G K Chesterton's 1908…

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