Coming Soon. Server 1. |. Back in the storyline's "present”: Clough alienates his players in their first training session, first by telling them that they can throw away any awards they have won because they "never won any of them fairly", and then making them start with a 7-a-side game, which Bremner points out Revie never made them do. We're sorry but jw-app doesn't work properly without JavaScript enabled. Finds its riveting story in the locker-room and board-room wranglings of competitive team leaders, and dissects them with documentary-style precision. [9] Morgan enjoyed it, stating, "It deals with themes I love: Alcoholism and self-destruction and psychotic male competitiveness and treachery. [32] A gala screening of the film was held at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival in September 2009, the film went on a limited release in the United States on 9 October that year. However, O'Hare was signed almost a year before Mackay, and McGovern and Mackay were signed on different days. The story should have added up to an interesting and exciting movie, but it didn't for me. The film grossed $4.1 million worldwide against a $10 million production budget. Things are going to be a little different around here... without Don. He was chosen because of his physical resemblance to Clough. Clough brings up the incident in the 1968 FA Cup, and Revie claims to have not known who the rookie manager was at the time (a doubtful claim considering that Revie was known for meticulously researching every opponent his team faced). |, October 11, 2019 What do we care about Brighton? Forgot your password? Sony Pictures Entertainment made a higher offer to the production companies and would distribute the film worldwide. The Damned United is a thoughtful and entertaining study on the perils of ambition that has little to do with soccer and a lot to do with being human. Copyright © Fandango. Chairman Sam Longson (Jim Broadbent) is extremely anxious about the investment, as well as the fact that Clough did not consult him before signing Mackay. With Colm Meaney, Henry Goodman, David Roper, Jimmy Reddington. Get the freshest reviews, news, and more delivered right to your inbox! 's Saltergate stood in for Wembley Stadium, the Baseball Ground, Carrow Road, and Bloomfield Road. The season starts with a Charity Shield match against FA Cup winners Liverpool at Wembley, which is widely anticipated as both the final match of Liverpool manager Bill Shankly and Clough's debut as Leeds manager. It's entertaining even if you don't quite follow all of the intricacies of the game, mostly thanks to the boisterous cast. 4 / 5 stars 85% 92%. The searing drama amasses its considerable force the old-fashioned way; it earns its wings by virtue of impeccable performances, strong direction and a stellar screenplay. | Rating: B Full Review | Original Score: 3/5 Dan DiNicola The Daily Gazette (Schenectady, NY) They go through to the semi-finals against Juventus. Furthermore, Clough's long-time assistant, Peter Taylor (Timothy Spall), has not joined him. Casting for extras took place on 20 and 21 May.[17]. [38] The Clough family declined an invitation to a preview of the film, affirming their opposition to the entire project. The film marks the fifth collaboration between screenwriter Peter Morgan and actor Michael Sheen who plays Clough. Trailer. Moves along crisply with, mercifully, very little on-pitch football and many beautifully crafted, touching moments. | Rating: 4/5 ", "Work starts to demolish remainder of Bradford Central Police Station on The Tyrls, in Bradford city centre", "Putting Yorkshire on the nation's screens", "Why filmmakers do like to be beside the seaside", The Damned United promo to launch on Setanta tonight, "Film is offside, says Brian Clough's widow", "Damned: Clough family boycott film of legendary manager's life", Controversial Brian Clough film to be released during his birthday week, "The Damned United should never have been made", "Football legend Dave Mackay wins legal action over portrayal in movie The Damned United", "Former Rams star backs Mackay's decision to sue makers of movie", "Publish and be Damned: Giles fights back for Revie and Clough", "Exclusive: Clough portrayal helped drive Giles's libel bid", "Leeds United: Season 1967 - 1968: Division One", "Why did Brian Clough become the Brighton manager? Michael Sheen has played vampires and werewolves, but works up his most insatiable bloodlust as Brian Clough in this sharply observed, superbly acted drama that realizes sports forms as nasty a symbiotic relationship with a nation's people as politics. | Top Critics (42) [21][28] Exteriors were filmed on the Queens Parade and at nearby Scalby Mills. The film was originally proposed by Stephen Frears, but he pulled out of the project in November 2007. Well-played. Clough accuses Revie of being 'cold-hearted' and 'fundamentally dishonest', both as a person and a football manager, and Revie in turn brands Clough as 'inflexible and egocentric'. This 10-digit number is your confirmation number. The searing drama amasses its considerable force the old-fashioned way; it earns its wings by virtue of impeccable performances, strong direction and a stellar screenplay. and the Terms and Policies, Your Ticket Confirmation # is located under the header in your email that reads "Your Ticket Reservation Details". The film says that Leeds lost 1–0 to Luton Town during Clough's reign; this game, played on 7 September 1974, in fact finished 1–1 with Barry Butlin equalising for Luton after Leeds took the lead through Allan Clarke. Sidney Poitier’s 7 Most Memorable Performances, All Harry Potter Movies Ranked Worst to Best by Tomatometer, Jake Gyllenhaal Will Star in HBO Limited Series. Unfortunately, the event is marred when the Leeds captain Billy Bremner gets into a fight with Kevin Keegan. "[10] Development of the project continued through February 2007, when BBC Films executive producer Christine Langan, another producer of The Queen, became involved.… The website's critical consensus reads, "Better than your average football pic, Damned United is carried by another star turn from Michael Sheen as Brian Clough. View Trailer; Share on: Share via Facebook; Share via Twitter; Share via Email; The Damned United. J.R. 'Bob' Dobbs & The Church of the SubGenius, Fall TV First Look: Find Out What’s Coming, The Best Peacock Original Shows and Movies, All Upcoming Disney Movies: New Disney Live-Action, Animation, Pixar, Marvel, and More, I wouldn't say I'm the best manager in the world...but I'm in the top 1. He and Taylor are then offered jobs at Brighton & Hove Albion. [36] Empire's reviewer William Thomas awarded The Damned United three stars out of five. [14] During pre-production, Langan had viewed archive footage of Clough and Revie and considered whether Revie should be played by an actor much older than Sheen; despite being 47 in the footage, Revie "could pass for 60".