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The Damned United

Featuring: Michael Sheen, Jim Broadbent & Timothy Spall

Format: DVD | Rating: 15 years & over

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  For missing the target from there you need shooting!

| | See all blayboy's reviews (447)

The DU (Damned United) is based around Brian Clough's 44 days in charge at Leeds United. Having been born after the events of this film, DU provides an excellent insight into Brian Clough and his managerial Career. The film is well made. The acting is brilliant. The settings and reconstructions of the football matches are also very good and quite convincing. Im not sure how close to the truth the story is as the book was heavily questioned after being released. Despite this the general plot and story is one that can be enjoyed by football fans (& film fans) of all ages.

  Legend Cloughie

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Yet another quality performance by the little known Michael Sheen. Steadily in my opinion becoming a great character actor. This is just another brilliant role, well played. The story of Brian "best manager never to manage England" Clough. Top stuff even if the Leeds players of the late 60's, early 70's don't come out of it in a very good light. Excellent!!!!

  One of the best football films made

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This film tells us the story of Brian Clough's short stay at Leeds United, however it also shows us his previous time at Derby County as well. Based on a true story, this film strays away from the truth at times, as do most films based on true stories. Michael Sheen's acting as Brian Clough is brilliant, and the film is interesting throughout, if you have any interest in football films/football history this film is well worth a shot and is a great addition to any DVD collection.

  Not Reality But Brilliant!

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The Damned United tells the tale of legendary English football manager Brain Clough in some of the biggest years of his life and the biggest years of Derby's history leading up to his departure.
The story isn't entirely true, theres a lot which strays from the facts and perhaps goes into a slightly biased view point but it gets all the basics right. The story perhaps takes a little credit away from Clough as a managerial genius but overall it shows you the mind behind the man.
Michael Sheen proves again he's one of the top British actors in the world, his portrayal of Clough comes across as genuine and believable, he gets himself into the role and literally becomes the manager.

Overall: The Damned United is a brilliant film, although it's not exactly a biography of the great manager its still a great watch. A very entertaining film which'll make you laugh, cry and maybe even make you wonder.
Highly Recommended!

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  Brian Clough is a Legend

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Being a huge Brian Clough fan, I was very apprehensive about how he was going to be portrayed.
He came out of it ok, and with his dignity just about intact.
But I still feel it is wrong that someone can write a book about someones experience based on the authors flights of fancy.
Anyway the movie does not really go that way, and shows Clough as the Charismatic, if a little eccentric and outspoken Genius that he was.
Clough and his assistant Taylor are the good guys, up against Don Davies Leeds United.
Acting wise Michael Sheen, nailed it. Brilliant performance.
To sum up, a pretty good British Sports Movie.

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  Well worth a watch

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I have had this for some while, but decided to take the plunge and watch it last night. Usually when I put a new movie on, I end up falling asleep due to the time that I start watching a movie (1am) but with this I watched from start to finish. An interesting and not as boring look into the life of Bryan Clough. I am not a Cloughy fan, a Leeds fan or any of the teams represented in this film, infact I am borderline footy fan, but the film was most enjoyable. I suggest that you do have an interest in football, and also know who Bryan Clough is before watching this, otherwise it might end up just an average movie.

  not just for footy fans

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this film wasn't too long and had a very good story line. micheal sheen as clough is brilliant. a film not just for football fans.

  There's only one brian clough!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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brilliant movie, sheen does an amazxing brian clough and its just brilliant and also very intersting. i suggest tht every footie fan should buy this dvd

  super brian clogth

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the story of brian clogths time at leeds and a look back at the good times at derby county. for wveryone that loves the ledgend that is brian clogth will love this film as the directer give him a lovin tribute not like the book that basically ripped brian apart

  Makes me wish I was around back then

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I love seeing football how its played in this film. If you miss the good old days and have an appreciation of Brian Clough's amazing managerial career, or love football in general, you will thoroughly enjoy this film. Michael Sheen's depiction of Cloughie rivals that of Heath Ledger as the Joker in my opinion. Brilliant film, definate buy.