General Information

Glossary: T
Released Year: 2009
Runtime: 97 minutes
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Sport
Directors: Tom Hooper
Casts: Michael Sheen, Jim Broadbent, Stephen Graham, Henry Goodman, Colm Meaney, Mark Bazeley, Joe Dempsie, Martin Compston, Timothy Spall, Ralph Ineson, Terence Harvey, Maurice Roeves, Giles Alderson, David Roper, Jimmy Reddington, Peter McDonald, Oliver Stokes, Ryan Day, Elizabeth Carling, Brian McCardie, Sydney Wade, Mark Cameron, Colin Harris, Liam Thomas, Paul Bown, Gillian Waugh
IMDB: The Damned United (2009) - IMDB

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Ratings


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IMDB Rating: 7.6

Reviews

100
Salon - Andrew O'Hehir
It's a classic and even charming yarn of vanity, hubris and redemption, played out against the bizarre, intense alternate universe of '70s English soccer.
100
The New York Times - A.O. Scott
The rare sports movie that deals with -- indeed positively relishes -- humiliation and disappointment.
83
Entertainment Weekly - Lisa Schwarzbaum
What's lost in translation is recovered easily enough in Michael Sheen's astonishing performance as Clough.
80
Village Voice - Unnamed
A movie about soccer that doesn't spend a lot of time on the field, The Damned United, like everything Morgan writes, is an intimate character study, one that is enriched by a stellar ensemble of British pros, including Jim Broadbent as Derby's team owner.
80
Time Out - Joshua Rothkopf
Hardly the heady stuff of "Frost/Nixon"--or then again, maybe exactly the same thing. This one’s more rude and fun.

The Damned United (2009)



Taking over Leeds United, 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