Sport films

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‘Nobody gave us a hope in hell’: 83, the feelgood film about India’s underdog cricket team
Director Kabir Khan shares his memories of India’s surprise World Cup win, and imbuing his unconventional biopic with generational weight

Siddhant Adlakha

16, Aug, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Streaming: The Phantom of the Open and the best underdog sports films
Mark Rylance’s pitch-perfect turn as the worst golfer in the Open’s history follows in the slipstream of valiant loser dramas, from Rocky and Slap Shot to Cool Runnings

Guy Lodge

23, Jul, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Tigers review – gripping true-life tale of a troubled Swedish football prodigy
Erik Enge excels as Inter Milan wunderkind Martin Bengtsson in Ronnie Sandahl’s impressively knotty look at the psychology of top-tier sport

Wendy Ide

03, Jul, 2022 @10:00 AM

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I Am Zlatan review – Ibrahimović biopic misses an open goal
The Swede’s journey from troubled kid to football phenomenon fuels a formulaic drama that only a fan could love

Wendy Ide

05, Jun, 2022 @11:30 AM

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Hustle review – Adam Sandler scores in rags to riches tale
A jaded basketball scout rediscovers his love for the game after spotting a prodigy hustling on the street

Wendy Ide

05, Jun, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Olga review – political gymnastics drama sets the bar high
Gymnast Anastasiia Budiashkina gives an impressive performance as a rising star whose world is flipped upside down by the 2014 Ukrainian revolution

Wendy Ide

05, Jun, 2022 @10:30 AM

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Gazza: story of a footballer mercilessly used and abused by tabloid press | Barry Glendenning
A new documentary chronicles Paul Gascoigne’s turbulent life from early days as a gifted teenage midfielder to his admission to the Priory

Barry Glendenning

08, Apr, 2022 @11:01 PM

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The Novice review – stunning debut passes the university challenge
Lauren Hadaway’s intriguing film plays with the texture of sound as it follows an ambitious student trying out for the college rowing team

Wendy Ide

02, Apr, 2022 @2:00 PM

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The Novice review – trippy rowing drama with echoes of Whiplash
Writer-director Lauren Hadaway unpicks the obsessive-compulsive drive of sporting achievement in heady psycho-thriller

Phil Hoad

29, Mar, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Rafael Nadal keeps cool to down combustible Kyrgios in Indian Wells quarter-finals
Rafael Nadal quelled the spirited challenge of a typically effervescent Nick Kyrgios to reach the Indian Wells semi-finals

Guardian sport and agencies

18, Mar, 2022 @1:31 AM

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Olga review – Ukrainian gymnast drama given fierce new focus by events
Anastasia Budiashkina is excellent as a young athlete exiled during the 2014 revolution in this moving drama

Peter Bradshaw

16, Mar, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Rocky IV: Rocky vs Drago review – silly director’s cut is a losing battle
Sylvester Stallone’s attempt to put a new sheen on his Cold War relic of a sequel is a ridiculous and largely pointless undertaking

Scott Tobias

12, Nov, 2021 @4:00 AM

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