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FILM DETAILS
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Cast
Michael Sheen
Timothy Spall
Colm Meaney
Jim Broadbent
Directors
Tom Hooper
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Running Time
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The Damned United
Tactically astute biopic of a flawed football genius.


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The Damned United

Plot
Having taken lowly Derby County to the league championship, the brilliant but mercurial Brian Clough (Sheen) is offered the chance to manage glorious Leeds United — the club he despised. But then, he was never one to make the wise choice…


Verdict
Sheen thrives in the guise of the idiosyncratic Clough in a brilliantly candid, if bitty, football parable.


Reviewed by William Thomas

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