Victory
Victory (1981)

John Huston directed this exciting World War II action film, which culminates in a rousing soccer game. In a German prisoner of war camp, Major Karl von Steiner (Max Von Sydow), the camp commander, once a member of the German national… More

Directed By:
Rated: PG
Running Time:
Release Date: February 24, 1998
Add Your Rating
Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
67%
Flixster
User Score
72%



Critic Score: 67% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Time Out

Unsatisfactory both for fans of star-studded prison escape dramas and for football fans hoping to see cunningly devised tactics from Pele and his squad of internationals.

Full review…
Gavin Bainbridge
Empire Magazine

Huston, showing admirable range in his old age, creates enough on-field magic and nostalgia for the beatiful game as an idyll of now-extinct sportsmanship.

Full review…
Vincent Canby
New York Times

The form of the film is conventional, but the manner in which it has been executed is not.

Full review…
Film4

A cracking good story and some of the best football action committed to celluloid have made this a Bank Holiday classic.

Full review…
Variety Staff
Variety

A frankly oldfashioned World War II morality play, hinging on soccer as a civilized metaphor for the game of War.

Full review…
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Alternately hokey and inspiring.

Full review…
More reviews for Victory

Flixster Audience Score: 72% Flixster User Reviews
Luke Baldock
Imagine the brilliance of combining The Great Escape with football. If The Great Escape didn't have you crying manly tears of true awesomeness into a nice… More
Andre Tavares Simoni
Film about Allied prisoners of war who are interned in a German prison camp during World War II and accept the chalenge of a soccer game facing the German… More
Tsubaki Sanjuro
Such a cheesy premise that you have to give it some credit for daring.
David Sayers
Let's be honest, this will never be remembered as one of the great war films. Hell, it's not even a good sports film! This is definitely one of… More
xGary Xx
A real oddity in which WWII prisoners of war attempt to hatch an escape plan during an exhibition football match. All the usual feelgood rooting for the… More
Barry Lappin
Brilliant....Shame they won...