The Trip to Spain

The Trip to Spain is a 2017 British comedy film written and directed by Michael Winterbottom. It is the third installment of Winterbottom's film adaptations of the TV series The Trip, following The Trip (2011) and The Trip to Italy (2014). The film stars Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon as fictionalized versions of themselves continuing their culinary travels away from home. It was released on 11 August 2017.

The Trip to Spain
Theatrical release poster
Directed byMichael Winterbottom
Produced by
  • Melissa Parmenter
  • Josh Hyams
  • Stefano Negri
Written byMichael Winterbottom
CinematographyJames Clarke
Edited by
  • Mags Arnold
  • Paul Monaghan
  • Marc Richardson
Distributed byIFC Films
Release date
  • 11 August 2017 (2017-08-11)
Running time
108 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom
Box office$2 million[1]


Steve convinces Rob to go on a trip through Cantabria, the Basque region, Aragon, Rioja, Castile, La Mancha and Andalucia, retracing the journey Steve took as a young man. On their journey the pair contemplate history, fame, and fatherhood.



On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 83% based on 77 reviews, with an average rating of 7.0/10. The site's critical consensus reads, "The Trip to Spain offers more of the same scenery, food, and conversation that filled Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon's first two Trips -- which is to say, more of a good thing."[2] On Metacritic, the film has a weighted average score of 66 out of 100, based on 31 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews.[3]

Joshua Rothkopf of Time Out New York gave the film three out of five stars and David Ehrlich of IndieWire a B+ rating.[4][5] Stephanie Zacarek of TIME praised the film, saying "When you come to a Trip picture, you know you’ll be getting more of the same: These movies are reliable quantities in an unreliable world".[6]


  1. "The Trip to Spain (2017)". The Numbers. Retrieved 25 December 2017.
  2. The Trip to Spain (2017). Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 5 September 2017.
  3. The Trip to Spain reviews. Metacritic. Retrieved 5 September 2017.
  4. "The Trip to Spain". Time Out New York. Retrieved 2017-08-13.
  5. Ehrlich, David. "The Trip To Spain Review: The Funniest Movie Of 2017 | IndieWire". Retrieved 2017-08-13.
  6. Zacharek, Stephanie. "Review: 'The Trip to Spain' Is More of the Same, and That's OK". Time. Retrieved 2017-08-13.
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