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The film explores the story by moving backwards and forwards in time, but always at the heart of The Damned United is its trump card. Michael Sheen has already richly deserved an abundance of plaudits in his acting career, not least for his superb portrayal of David Frost in Frost/Nixon, and he carves out another terrific performance here. Taking on the challenge of playing the larger than life Clough, his work here is tremendous, and the highlight of an already-strong cast that also features Timothy Spall and Colm Meaney.
On the screen, the story of The Damned United is actually distilled into quite a straightforward tale, albeit one considerably enhanced by its aforementioned cast. It wisely keeps its running time trimmed, and while you can’t help but suspect that there’s much to the story that’s not explored here, it’s a good, solid telling of a quite extraordinary tale. Sheen won’t, of course, attract Oscar-attention for such a resoundingly British role, but surely his time, on this latest piece of evidence, will come. --Jon Foster
I'm becoming quite impressed with Sheen's acting chops. Frost/Nikon, Masters of Sex and the numerous supporting roles I now recognize as Sheen, offers a nice resume. Read morePublished 1 month ago by James Gledhill
What a great movie. The actor played a brilliant role as Brian Clough. Keeping to the point, the seller dispatched the book without delay, was well packaged and very good pricePublished 1 month ago by Bob
Very good film loved it and it is the best for all football fanaticsPublished 1 month ago by Dylan norley