From The Ashes
From The Ashes (2011)

Covering the story of English cricket's greatest ever comeback, "From The Ashes follows" the famous 1981 Ashes series, known to many as 'Botham's Ashes', where cricketing legend Sir Ian Botham stole the show and… More

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Tom Dawson
Total Film

Wider themes of leadership and social class are explored, but it's fundamentally aimed at cricket fans, who'll doubtless relish rewatching Beefy's heroic feats with bat and ball.

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David Edwards
Daily Mirror [UK]

It's one of those rare movies sure to appeal to cricket fans and non-fans alike.

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David Parkinson
Radio Times

Tom Hardy's narration is occasionally over the top and things peter out before the Oval test, but few cricket lovers will complain.

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Philip French
Guardian

It is quite as remarkable as The Damned United, Tom Hooper's film about the rivalry between Brian Clough and Don Revie.

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Andrew Pulver
Guardian

[An] entertaining if not fantastically enlightening documentary.

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Derek Malcolm
This is London

There's a bit of hyperbole that suggests the surprise English victory - thanks largely to Botham's heroics - changed English sport forever. But it certainly gave us some unforgettable moments.

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Sukhdev Sandhu
Daily Telegraph

What's most interesting is the attempt to portray Botham as a provincial upstart fighting against the "class apartheid" of the English cricketing elite.

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