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Green Street Hooligans
An American abroad is introduced to the heady but dangerous pleasures of violence in this powerful drama from Great Britain. Matt Buckner (Elijah Wood) is a journalism student from America who is expelled from college when his roommate sets him to take the fall after drugs are found in their dorm room. Needing time to sort out what his next move should be, Matt travels to London to visit his sister Shannon (Claire Forlani), who has married British Steve Dunham (Marc Warren). As it happens, Matt arrives at a less than opportune moment, and he ends up spending his first evening in the U.K. with… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 47%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It swims and sinks in melodrama."
‑ Bob Longino, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"Soccer needs this movie like Georgia needed Deliverance."
‑ Desson Thomson, Washington Post
"Hunnam e Wood exibem imensa segurança ao carregarem o filme, que também desperta nosso interesse através da análise dos motivos que levam pessoas comuns à violência das torcidas organizadas."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"At least three writers collaborated on a script that drums out loudly its themes of loyalty, honor and revenge, and the finished product dances quickly enough between cliches to make for passable entertainment."
‑ Shawn Levy, Oregonian
"Approaches the sociologically poetic sloganeering of the Smiths at Morrissey's most hooligan-lovestruck."
‑ Marc Savlov, Austin Chronicle
"There's a good movie to be made about the violent world of British soccer, or football, as it's called on the other side of the pond. This isn't it."
‑ John Monaghan, Detroit Free Press
"It's what you thought Fight Club was going to be, before it went in a whole other (and far more interesting) direction."
‑ Kerry Lengel, Arizona Republic
"Green Street Hooligans loses any credibility it might have had the minute it tries to pass off Elijah Wood as a tough guy."
‑ Jeff Vice, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
"[Alexander] is a better anthropologist than dramatist and her snapshot of this culture is more revealing than the story crafted around it."
‑ Duane Dudek, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
"We learn that violence is bad, except when it feels good, or helps solve our problems."
‑ Gary Thompson, Philadelphia Daily News
"The script is a jumble of caricatures and cliches."
‑ Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer
"Pic amply demonstrates that Alexander -- director of Johnny Flynton, 2003 Oscar nominee for dramatic short -- has the chops to bring a fresh take to onscreen rough stuff."
‑ Joe Leydon, Variety
"Nothing hits harder, or with less tact, than the overriding message, that Matt is really looking for a surrogate family."
‑ Phil Villarreal, Arizona Daily Star
"German kickboxer-turned-director Lexi Alexander's brutal, unsparing portrait of disaffected youth running rampant amid the football stands and terraces of jolly old England."
‑ David N. Butterworth,
"Goes soft and mushy in personal terms even as it ratchets up the violence and decibel level."
‑ Frank Swietek, One Guy's Opinion
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