The Damned United

2009

Action / Biography / Drama / History / Sport

24
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 93%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 85%
IMDb Rating 7.6 10 36511

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Michael Sheen as Brian Clough
Jim Broadbent as Sam Longson
Timothy Spall as Peter Taylor
Stephen Graham as Billy Bremner
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by ianlouisiana 9 / 10

The best manager England never had...

...Brian Clough.I met him once,a few years down the line from the events depicted here.It was a Leyton Orient where Notts Forest were set to play an evening cup tie they could well have done without as the pitch was like a bog and it was lashing with rain.Clough was on the pitch wielding a fork as he attempted to disperse the pools of water seeping up from the underground river that flooded frequently back in the days before proper drained grounds were the order of the day. "Surely that's not your job,gaffer?",I said. "If I don't do it no other bugger will,and the last thing I need is for the bloody game to be postponed",he grumbled. We chatted for a minute or two and I asked him about an International defender the papers said he was trying to buy. He leaned on the fork for a moment and said,"Well,lad,he wanted me to pay his fxxxxxx mortgage off and give him 30 grand under the table,so I thought "bollocks to you,young man" and that's the end of it". This frankness was typical of him and accounted in a large measure why he was disliked by the game's governing body.And his (justified) self - confidence,nay,arrogance which is well bought out in "The Damned United". Only he will ever know why he chose to try a Don Quixote job on Don Revie's team which was reviled throughout English football except for a few square miles of God's Own County. He failed because of poisonous personalities in the team who hated him intensely and he was sacked after six weeks when the directors would have been better off sacking those players who sought to do him down. They must have felt sick when six years later he collected his second consecutive European Cup with a team on paper less talented. Mr M.Sheen is superb as this strange contradictory man,capturing his mannerisms perfectly.Mr T.Spall matches him in the rather more subdued role as his partner in bromance Peter Taylor. The actors playing footballers look exactly like that - actors playing footballers. The staged football scenes are not very convincing but the point is made that Leeds United were pariahs in the First Division and thoroughly deserve their current obscurity. Some where in that great manager's office in the sky,Clough is turning to Jock Stein and Mat Busby and saying "I told you so".

Reviewed by Morten_5 8 / 10

Humorous and heart-warming with great acting and screen writing

With a terrific sense of the period, "The Damned United" portrays, with heart and humour, the success of British football manager Brian Clough and his co-manager Peter Taylor, played by the great Michael Sheen and Timothy Spall, respectively. Written by screen writing wizard Peter Morgan and directed by Tom Hooper, the film manages to be both a great sports drama and a touching portrayal of the importance of co-operation and friendship.

Reviewed by studioAT 4 / 10

An interesting take on a legend

Brian Clough was a very interesting man. A genius football manager yes, but certainly an interesting man, and not always for the right reasons.

I'm not a huge source of knowledge about the real man, so can only take this films version as being close to accurate. I think Sheen gives an accomplished performance, and dominates every scene he is in.

The films heavy handed approach to language is the only thing that put me off slightly. I get that in a mans world like behind the scenes of a football club there would be swearing, but it alienated this viewer.

Don't get me wrong though, this is a better than average film.

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