The Beautiful Game

2024

Action / Drama / Sport

17
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 85% · 39 reviews
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 68% · 100 ratings
IMDb Rating 6.3/10 10 5382 5.4K

Director

Top cast

Bill Nighy as Mal
Valeria Golino as Gabriella
Susan Wokoma as Protasia
Jessye Romeo as Ellie
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1.13 GB
1280*640
English 2.0
PG-13
24 fps
2 hr 5 min
Seeds 100+
2.32 GB
1920*960
English 5.1
PG-13
24 fps
2 hr 5 min
Seeds 100+
1.13 GB
1280*640
English 2.0
PG-13
24 fps
2 hr 5 min
Seeds 25
2.32 GB
1920*960
English 5.1
PG-13
24 fps
2 hr 5 min
Seeds 36
2.11 GB
1920*960
English 5.1
PG-13
24 fps
2 hr 5 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by alexandraahlen 7 / 10

Both heavy and heartwarming

This movie makes you think of so many things all at once. With great acting, a story based on real events and a powerful message, this movie is something for all ages to watch. It's a movie about serious topics such as homelessness, addiction, teamwork, finding yourself and taking pride from what you achieve in stead of what you might have failed at in life. But most of all it's a message about how connecting with people makes you stronger, and how being alone isn't really being strong. It's also about looking beyond social status and seeing people for who they are, the ability to come together despite background if there's kindness and being able to recognize yourself in people you might not know could be someone you really needed. I highly recommend this movie, and as I said, it's for all ages!

Reviewed by masonsaul 7 / 10

Heartwarming sports movie

The Beautiful Game is a perfect Netflix movie because of its pure formula in every way. It's not a bad thing though as it's a heartwarming film that shines a light on a wonderful creation and the people involved whilst remaining easy going without really undermining any of the more dramatic moments.

Bill Nighy comes dangerously close to phoning it without actually going there thankfully. His soft presence works with any of the more serious sequences and it's nice to see the film avoid the usual tropes of having the manager coaching them against his will, he just genuinely wants to be there.

Michael Ward has the most well developed character with understandable flaws and even if he spends most of the film with an abrasive nature, he makes it feel human. He works even better when paired with the rest of the England team, who really do feel like a supportive and caring team.

Thea Sharrock's direction favours technical competency (so many medium shots) over any grand stylistic flourishes but still imbues the film with a real warmth visually. Equally vital to ensuring the film always remains a good time is the soundtrack, which chooses obvious songs for the greatest effects.

Reviewed by fallyhag 6 / 10

Such a good cause deserved better writing

I love Bill. A great actor. A legend. I love football. I admire the cause. Most of us are one cheque away from being in this tournament. So I was desperate to like this.

But the story was a little rushed and a little shallow. It knew the story it wanted to tell and just spewed it out. Very dumb and simplistic. Yes, it ticks the good feeling box. But it could have done so much more.

The herioin addict made a great first impression. Good acting. Believable character.

The cause that I have NEVER heard of. Why? My ignorance or a system failure. Why is FIFA not shoving this down my neck every Saturday!? But this film got the message to me. So I am wiser. And I get to thank this film for that.

So the film was a success. And I am grateful. Thank you ?

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