This Sporting Life
This Sporting Life

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- 78/100 based on 4,872 votes
  • Released: 1963
  • Runtime: 134 mins
  • Director: Lindsay Anderson
  • Studio: Julian Wintle/Leslie Parkyn Productions
  • Genres: Drama

Despite success on the field, a rising rugby star senses the emerging emptiness of his life as his inner angst begins to materialize through aggression and brutality, so he attempts to woo his landlady in hopes of finding reason to live.... (Full plot summary below)

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Despite success on the field, a rising rugby star senses the emerging emptiness of his life as his inner angst begins to materialize through aggression and brutality, so he attempts to woo his landlady in hopes of finding reason to live.

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Chicago Tribune - 10/10 by John Petrakis It's impossible not to appreciate the remarkable performances (both Harris and Roberts were nominated for Oscars) or the realistic rugby scenes that earned Harris a broken leg.
Guardian - 10/10 by Peter Bradshaw This Sporting Life shrewdly anticipates modern Britain: a dour, yet thrilling and exhilarating film.
Daily Telegraph (UK) - 10/10 by Sukhdev Sandhu I'm tempted to see it as one of the strongest films of that period, every frame of which pulsates with drama, class confusion and erotic force.
Variety - 10/10 by Variety Staff Lindsay Anderson, making his debut as a feature director, brings the keen, observant eye of a documentary man to many vivid episodes without sacrificing the story line.
Time Out - 8/10 by Tom Milne A reminder that something really was stirring in those days of the British New Wave before it frittered itself away.
Monthly Film Bulletin - 6/10 by MFB Critics Anderson's visual sense is remarkably strong for a film that relies for much of its length on a highly complex and intriguing flashback narrative.
Times (UK) - 6/10 by Wendy Ide I can't think of a sport movie that is better photographed. The black and white cinematography is gorgeously stark, the perfect medium for this bleakly unforgiving tale.
User Review - 10/10 by Fiona B The original angry young man movie. Harris is excellent.
User Review - 10/10 by Randy T This is how it feels, when your best is just not good enough.
User Review - 10/10 by drew k Harris in this is awesome. Nobody knew who he was yet. I'd put it right up with Brando in Streetcar. Visceral, brutal, vulnerable and honest.
User Review - 8/10 by Emily B Powerful performances by both Richard Harris and Rachel Roberts.
User Review - 8/10 by Jeff D A gorgeous bit of British realist cinema. Like a punch to the jaw â?? and somehow even more human than 'Raging Bull', although that film gets all the props.

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