The Damned United
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About controversial soccer manager Brian Clough, set in 1974 but flashing back to the 1960s, about Clough's ill-fated 44-day reign as coach of Leeds United, then one of England's most successful soccer teams.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 127
- Fresh: 119
- Rotten: 8
- Average Rating: 7.5/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: The rare sports movie that deals with humiliation and disappointment.
Fresh: Sheen is wonderful.
Fresh: Like a tense World Cup match, there's a lack of scoring, but it is still riveting.
Fresh: While it's true that a couple of the characters are vivid creations, it's hard to glean what else Morgan sees in this story, which he adapted from a novel by David Peace, besides a showcase for Sheen. Mostly, that's enough.
What a wonderful story!
Based on the brief iTunes description of the story behind this movie, I pegged it as a movie I could do without: controversial sports figure fired after 44 days. Negative stuff about something that I look to for entertainment and inspiration (i.e. sports). If a good friend of mine had not strenuously asked me to watch it, I wouldn't have. Was I ever pleasantly surprised! I found all the entertainment and inspiration I could handle. Absolutely terrific acting. The actor playing Brian Clough (central character) looked familiar. I checked IMdb and couldn't believe it was the same actor that played Tony Blair in "The Queen" and David Frost in "Frost vs Nixon" - Michael Sheen. He, Colm Meaney (his rival) and the rest of the cast were fantastic. Couldn't recommend this movie more.
A must see for any fan of English football. Hopefully we see Leeds back in the Premiere League one day.
Great for fans
Awesome movie for any fans of premier league with an interesting and unusual plot and outcome. And uhh... Sorry but this has nothing to do with neither cancer nor rainbows