01 February 2008
by DUNCAN HEPBURN
FREEBIRD (15) sees three Londoners Fred (Gary stretch), Tyg (Geoff
Bell) and Grouch (Phil Daniels) set off from the capital on their
motorbikes in search of an elusive hippy and his cannabis farm in the
What starts out as a relaxing weekend turns into one long trip after
the magic mushrooms kick in and the lads find themselves stuck in the
middle of a bitter biker war.
From the anarchic Freebird you can expect funny moments throughout
and one or two truly laugh out loud scenes - watch out for the
village store debacle. Phil Daniels's efforts as stoner Grouch are
the highlight as viewers are treated to a torrent of stumbling and
stammering and left wondering how much acid someone would have to
consume throughout their life to end up like that.
It's certainly not the type of film that is likely to be in the
running for any awards but it's definitely worth a watch and you'll
come away speculating as to how much fun it must have been for the
cast and crew to make the film.