Ricky Gervais's Brent movie splits critics

Ricky Gervais's Brent movie splits critics

Ricky Gervais's feature film outing as David Brent has received mixed reviews following Wednesday's world premiere.

 

Titled Life on the Road, the movie, unveiled in London, is a spin-off from the hit BBC TV series The Office.

 

While some critics thought it "excruciatingly brilliant", others judged it a "slowly unfolding disappointment", BBC reports.

 

The movie sees the former office manager now selling cleaning products but dreaming he is a rock star.

 

He decides to pursue his goal of stardom by touring with his self-funded band Foregone Conclusion.

 

As part of the movie's launch, Gervais performed on a makeshift stage in Leicester Square as his smarmy alter ego with his fake band.

 

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