WHAT'S IT ABOUT

Feisty Phryne Fisher spreads her wings, traversing England and the cradle of civilisation as she sets out to save the life of the sole survivor of a Bedouin tribe, only to unearth a mystery that threatens to unleash a curse upon us all.

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  1. Stephen Scott February 26, 2020

    Miss Fisher and the Wasted Opportunity is more of a curse than a blessing. Fans of this beloved home-grown character who leapt from the page to the small screen will rejoice in seeing her exploits in 16:9.

    However, while the TV adaptation's cheesiness works well on the box, it doesn't transfer well to celluloid, and many of the styles we love about the show don't even make it to the screen. Additionally, many characters are included purely for lip service, meaning the talents of Miriam Margolyes, Ashleigh Cummings, and Hugo Johnstone-Burt et al are squandered.

    The pacing is slow, the story convoluted, the stakes preposterous and unbelievable. Hopefully if a sequel emerges, it will return Miss Fisher to her prime: solving murder mysteries while flirting with men OF HER OWN AGE (I'm looking at you, John Waters - ewwwwwwwwwww!).

    So inane it’s criminal.

    2 / 5 stars

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  1. Deane DIGHT February 27, 2020

    As a longtime fan of the show, I found it refreshing to broaden the canvas which makes up for the years Phryne has been missing ... she certainly was larger than life in 1920s Melbourne. I think the film can be forgiven (only just) for giving minimal time to Phryne's team, again with hopes of seeing more of them in a well deserved next film. The production values were good and costumes excellent. This film was made with love and is a lively light-hearted romp with one of our favourite gung-ho heroines!

  2. Hayden Young February 27, 2020

    Yes I agree, I loved the show, this film is a turd