The Damned United

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Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Released 2009

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Director:
Tom Hooper
Released:
2009
Rating:
R
Taking over England's top football club Leeds United, previously successful manager Brian Clough's abrasive approach and his clear dislike of the players' dirty style of play make it certain there is going to be friction. Glimpses of his earlier career help explain both his hostility to previous manager Don Revie and how much he is missing right-hand man Peter Taylor who has loyally stayed with Brighton & Hove Albion.

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  • 100

    The New York Times A.O. Scott

    The rare sports movie that deals with -- indeed positively relishes -- humiliation and disappointment.

  • 100

    Los Angeles Times Kenneth Turan

    There's barely any on-field footage in The Damned United. What we get instead is fine acting and directing, splendid dialogue and a story too outrageous to be made up.

  • 70

    Variety

    Telling with a light, surefooted touch a legendary tale from British soccer history, The Damned United reps the latest collaboration in factual fiction between chameleon thesp Mich...

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