Victory
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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 soccer team, decides to put together a soccer match between a team of Allied prisoners, led by Captain John Colby (Michael Caine), a former English international soccer player. The game is to be played in Colombes Stadium in Paris and exploited for maximum propaganda effect by the Nazi publicity machine. Robert Hatch (Sylvester Stallone) is enlisted to assist the… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 67%

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"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."
‑ , Time Out
"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."
‑ Gavin Bainbridge, Empire Magazine
"The form of the film is conventional, but the manner in which it has been executed is not."
‑ Vincent Canby, New York Times
"A cracking good story and some of the best football action committed to celluloid have made this a Bank Holiday classic."
‑ , Film4
"A frankly oldfashioned World War II morality play, hinging on soccer as a civilized metaphor for the game of War."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"Alternately hokey and inspiring."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
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