Green Street Hooligans

2005

Action / Crime / Drama / Sport

106
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 47%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 87%
IMDb Rating 7.5 10 129268

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Cast

Charlie Hunnam as Pete Dunham
Claire Forlani as Shannon Dunham
Elijah Wood as Matt Buckner
Rafe Spall as Swill
720p.BLU
682.67 MB
1280*720
English
R
23.976 fps
1hr 49 min
P/S 6 / 73

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by areatw 8 / 10

The ultimate culture clash film

'Green Street Hooligans' is more than just a hilarious comedy movie, it's also a brilliant look at two very different cultures and ways of life. One being the violence driven world of football hooliganism, and the other the life of a middle class academic. It's a film that has just about everything - humour, violence, drama, romance, and much more. It is so much more than a comedy film and it pulls off everything it attempts.

While fights and violence account for a large portion of the film, it's the storyline and script that makes this film the classic that it is. Granted, a middle class American Harvard student finding himself in the English football hooliganism underworld is a pretty far-fetched scenario, but it does work and once you've got over the initial idea, 'Green Street Hooligans' is a hugely enjoyable film.

Reviewed by d-vanderleer 7 / 10

OK, but predictable

Despite what some reviews try to let us believe: it is exactly what the title says. It is a tough movie full of idiot behavior of scared, pathetic men. Of course there is always an other side to people. This also goes for hooligans. If you are irritated about stupid behavior too much and cannot look through the story, then this is not a movie for you. Otherwise this is quite a nice movie.

Reviewed by Claudio Carvalho 7 / 10

Violence and Friendship

The Harvard's journalism student Matt Buckner (Elijah Wood) is expelled from the university two months before his graduation for stashing drugs in his closet in his room. However the cocaine belongs and was hidden by his roommate Jeremy Van Holden (Terence Jay). But the insecure Matt does not accuse Van Holden since he is the son of a powerful politician. Matt travels to London to meet his estranged sister Shannon Dunham (Claire Forlani) that is married with a baby boy with the British Steve Dunham (Marc Warren). Matt explains what happened to her in Harvard and when Steve comes home, he asks Matt to go to the football game with his brother Pete (Charlie Hunnam) since he has planned to date Shannon that night. Pete refuses since he is the leader of the GSE (Green Street Elite), a gang of hooligan fans of the West Ham United that usually fight after the matches. However Matt befriends Pete and his friends and fights with them, becoming a confident young man. But soon he has a lesson where the violence of the hooligan gangs leads them.

"Hooligans" is a surprisingly good film about violence and friendship. Elijah Wood performs an interesting character that changes his personality through his experience with a gang of hooligans. Pete is also intriguing since he is a history and physical education teacher for kids and the leader of a gang. It is good to see the loyalty of most of the characters to each other and how they change their personal lives addicted in fights after the football matches. The tragic conclusion fits well to the behavior of the characters. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Hooligans"

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