"Fans expect us to be walking disasters", Simon Bird explains. "Which we are, but not in a funny way."Alice Vincent, The Telegraph, 28th November 2014
It broke UK box-office records for the most successful opening weekend ever for a comedy - not bad for a film based on an E4 sitcom - and has posh Will (Simon Bird), sex-obsessed Jay (James Buckley), dim Neil (Blake Harrison) and just-dumped Simon (Joe Thomas) finally leaving Rudge Park Comprehensive for a post- A-levels jaunt to Crete.
Gags about sex, vomit and hand shandies are all present and correct as our anti-heroes struggle with the challenges of being abroad and meeting girls. Think the English version of American Pie.Carol Carter and Larushka Ivan-Zadeh, Metro, 9th January 2014
The teen heroes of the hit E4 series to make it to the big screen in this remarkably well-received TV spin-off. Here a recently dumped Simon (Joe Thomas) and his mates Will (Simon Bird), Neil (Blake Harrison) and Jay (James Buckley) jet off for a jolly holiday to Malia, seeking 'sun, sand, sex, sea and sex'. Obviously they find sunburn, sexual humiliation and a high rate of poo/vomit/ masturbation-based humour instead. Packed with laughs, this broke records to become the most successful British opening weekend for a comedy film ever, grossing more than £2.5million on its first day of release. None too shabby for a supposed bunch of losers, eh?Carol Carter and Larushka Ivan-Zadeh, Metro, 25th September 2013
Simon Bird has confirmed that a sequel to the hit Inbetweeners Movie will happen - but fans will have to wait for it.British Comedy Guide, 24th July 2013
Reports that a second Inbetweeners Movie will be set in Australia have been denied - but it is confirmed plans for a 2014 film are underway.British Comedy Guide, 1st May 2013
Channel 4 picked a winner with its broadcast of the record-breaking adolescent romp, taking a 16.4% share of the audience.John Plunkett, The Guardian, 9th November 2012
It's pretty much as feared: while Channel 4's The Inbetweeners series delivers plenty of laughs in quickfire half-hour spurts, it fails miserably as big-screen comedy. This crude, lewd but very funny sitcom about four 'clunge'-obsessed but socially inadequate teen schoolkids sees the lads heading to Crete with some inherited cash. You can guess what's going to happen from the moment they set foot in their ghastly holiday apartment block. There's no story to speak of, and it mainly revolves around their earnest determination to have one hell of a good time. They drink, they say 'cock' a lot, they wear bright pink T-shirts with 'Pussay Patrol' emblazoned on them, they fumble about with a quartet of English girls and they are threatened by a Greek waiter and a handsome studmuffin. All the traits and trappings of a typically decadent British holiday, then. There are a few amusing moments, but it's nothing like as funny as the series and littered with failed gags and deadends. Despite its record-breaking box office, this is another British TV comedy turned bad.Derek Adams, Time Out, 8th November 2012