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The Damned United

3

44 tumultuous days as a Leeds United manager

Tom Hooper’s smart, stylish adap of David Peace’s novel takes a good punt but just misses the net.

Interweaving the story of Brian Clough’s meteoric management of Derby County in the late ’60s with his choppier tenure at Leeds United, it boldly forgoes pitch action – yet doesn’t dig deep enough into Ol’ Big ’Ead’s, um, head.

Extras include a featurette on how Michael Sheen finessed his magnetic impersonation of Cloughie.

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