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2.0 out of 5 stars not a patch on the book, 14 Sept. 2009
This review is from: The Damned United [DVD] [2009] (DVD)
If you haven't read the book and you only have a passing interest in English fooball from 30 years ago.. it's not a bad film. But the book is a brilliant, dark story about a man with an obsession. It is a novel based on some facts. It's not a biography. So it takes you into an unusual man's head with an extraordinary power and viciousness. The film doesn't deal with anything so complex. In fact, it really has nothing to do with the book. It's presented as a straightforward 'rags to riches' story. The relationship between Clough and Taylor provides the main dramatic theme and the hatred Clough had for Revie is presented as the only motivator. But, of course, Clough's life, in reality and in the book, was far more interesting. So the film ignores the gloomy, alcoholic, bitter side of a brilliant but ultimately odd man and paints a too simplistic picture. Should have been much, much, much more 'depressing'.
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