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8.7

Universal acclaim- based on 34 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 33 out of 34
  2. Negative: 0 out of 34

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  1. Oct 6, 2010
    9
    Not only the best football film ever, but also one of the best films of 2009. Admittedly, football fans will get a lot more out of it than non-believers, but anyone can appreciate the very well done script (though sometimes a bit off) and excellent performances. Not a big, blockbuster drama about blue men, but at least this has something to keep your attention. With a certain film also out this year that was a case of style over substance, The Damned United delivers a solid, realistic and genuinely great film. Expand
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81

Universal acclaim - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 27
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  1. Reviewed by: William Thomas
    60
    Sheen thrives in the guise of the idiosyncratic Clough in a brilliantly candid, if bitty, football parable.
  2. Director Tom Hooper ("John Adams") ably balances the games (surprisingly little football footage, actually), the personalities and the drama.
  3. Reviewed by: Leslie Felperin
    70
    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 Michael Sheen, screenwriter Peter Morgan and producer Andy Harries ("Frost/Nixon," "The Queen").