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The Damned United Review

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 5.0
    81

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Universal acclaim
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 70

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Kirk Honeycutt

    Director Tom Hooper ("John Adams") ably balances the games (surprisingly little football footage, actually), the personalities and the drama.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    USA Today Claudia Puig

    What vaults the film above the standard sports movie is the stellar performance by Michael Sheen.

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  • 83

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Lisa Schwarzbaum

    What's lost in translation is recovered easily enough in Michael Sheen's astonishing performance as Clough.

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  • 88

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    Avoids all sports movie cliches, even the obligatory ending where the team comes from behind.

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