• Network: HBO
  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 28, 2008
Metascore
60

Mixed or average reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 17
  2. Negative: 4 out of 17
  1. 80
    You don't like comedy that pushes the boundaries of good taste, you have no business here. But the material is presented with enough comic skill, cultural resonance, and clever mockery to rise above.
  2. Reviewed by: Misha Davenport
    75
    The show is vulgar, crude and over the top. The jokes are usually cynical and occasionally cruel. That doesn't make them less funny; it just means you might feel guilty for laughing.
  3. Some of it works, much of it doesn't.
  4. The material's solid, but it won't convince the newbies.
  5. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    90
    It’s all very rude and often tremendously grotesque, but it’s a belly laugh a minute.
  6. Reviewed by: Troy Patterson
    70
    The success or failure of Little Britain USA will depend on the prevalence of a particular strain of Anglophilia.
  7. 70
    Little Britain USA isn't precisely the same television show that's been slaying audiences and collecting awards in England and Australia for the past several years, but it's close.
  8. It's not that Americans can't master the outlandish sketch comedy exemplified by Little Britain USA. It's just that, from Monty Python to Borat to Eddie Izzard, the British invariably do it so much better.
  9. 60
    The oldies amount to a reset button in case you’ve never seen the show before, but it’s a toss-up if the umpteenth appearance of these loonies will make die-hards keep laughing. The new gallery of U.S.-born weirdos is slightly unremarkable.
  10. If you are a fan of, say, "Little Britain" in Season 3, you will probably like "Little Britain USA." As for the uninitiated, well, I suppose it all comes down to a person's fondness for penis jokes.
  11. 40
    Though there are exceptions and a few bits work, the skits that weren’t funny in one episode don’t become funny when they are repeated, with minor alterations, in the next.
  12. 30
    If you think "SpongeBob Squarepants" would be funnier if it added a couple of hookers and a cross-dressing junkie, this is the show for you. Everybody else should take a pass.
  13. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    30
    Little Britain's laughs are as puny as its ambitions.
  14. The concept and the characters start to wear thin within an episode or two.
  15. The easily offended should steer clear, but viewers with an appreciation for outrageous humor are likely to have a good laugh watching Little Britain USA.
  16. 100
    Indeed, the only real downside of the program is that they've made only six episodes.
  17. Reviewed by: James Poniewozik
    30
    While I know the show has avid fans, this version leaves me cold much like the original does.
User Score
6.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 38 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 19
  2. Negative: 6 out of 19
  1. Jul 11, 2014
    5
    Varies really hard, from unfunny af till very funny
  2. Sep 8, 2011
    7
    I was pleasantly surprised at how actually funny the US translation of the show was. New characters, mostly amusing ones too, and theI was pleasantly surprised at how actually funny the US translation of the show was. New characters, mostly amusing ones too, and the audiences seemed to find the show enjoyable, instead of there being an awkward transatlantic tension where they don't understand the jokes. Full Review »
  3. Oct 27, 2010
    4
    "Little Britain USA" is funny, but not as good as the original UK version. It seems that all the political correctness and censorship needed"Little Britain USA" is funny, but not as good as the original UK version. It seems that all the political correctness and censorship needed in the US has done much harm for the brand, and it also seems that if Americans see a good foreign show, they take it and "American-ize" it. Full Review »