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The Damned United (2009) - Movie Details

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Sports Drama
98 min.
Release Date
October 9, 2009 (Limited)
DVD Release Date
February 23, 2010 (Buy on Amazon)
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98 minutes
MPAA Rating
Rated R for language

Set in 1960's and 1970's England, "The Damned United" tells the confrontational and darkly humorous story of Brian Clough's doomed 44 day tenure as manager of the reigning champions of English football Leeds United.

Previously managed by his bitter rival Don Revie, and on the back of their most successful period ever as a football club, Leeds was perceived by many to represent a new aggressive and cynical style of football - an anathema to the... Full synopsis »

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Review by Nathan Samdahl (B+)

In the latest British historical film from the Oscar-nominated screenwriter Peter Morgan (The Queen, Frost/Nixon), The Damned United is a sports movie not really about sports, but about the crazy personalities that populate them.  Certainly on a much smaller scale than Morgan's previous two films, the story here is probably one not known to most outside of Great Britain, or to most non-soccer fans (i.e. the majority of Americans).  Despite this, the film is in many ways more satisfying to watch than Frost/Nixon or The Queen. Full movie review »
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