Wild in the Streets
Wild in the Streets (2012)

Peter Baxter's sociological sports documentary Wild in the Streets details the annual Shrovetide Football game played in the English city of Ashbourne. The game has been played for centuries and involves using the entire town as the… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: April 23, 2012
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Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter

An engagingly oddball sports documentary that's as much about community as it is about competition.

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Jeff Meyers
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)

Colorful residents, nifty archival footage and narration by actor Sean Bean, who grew up less than 30 miles from Ashbourne, help provide context for Baxter's energetic exploration of what may be the oldest ongoing sports rivalry on Earth.

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Scott Beggs
Film School Rejects

Ultimately, much like the 2-day game itself, that makes for a fun, yet forgettable diversion.

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jay nixon
Hippie dippy ridiculousness is a true artifact of it's time. Preposterous concept of lowering the retirement age to 30 and impounding all the retirees in… More
AJ Verser
Wild is the key term here, the story is really out there, I mean a teenager is so popular he becomes like the president of the US by lowering the voting age and… More