Wild in the Streets
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Wild in the Streets
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 playing field. Two goals are set up three miles apart from each other, and teams score every time they can get the ball into those areas. However, there are strict rules about how the ball can be transported. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi
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"An engagingly oddball sports documentary that's as much about community as it is about competition."
‑ Michael Rechtshaffen, Hollywood Reporter
"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."
‑ Jeff Meyers, Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
"Ultimately, much like the 2-day game itself, that makes for a fun, yet forgettable diversion."
‑ Scott Beggs, Film School Rejects
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