The Damned United – 2.75 stars

The Damned United is a movie about a soccer coach in Britian during the 1970s.  The coach, who is a very good coach, holds his slights and grudges dearly, which becomes his undoing.  Scripted by Peter Morgan (The Queen), it’s a fine film, but not really exceptional.  Michael Sheen is excellent as the coach, who burns himself up through ego, but the character he plays is a bit thin and one-note to justify an entire movie.  That said, one cannot sustain a career solely playing Tony Blair.

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