Children of Glory
Children of Glory (2006)

Set against the backdrop of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution, the Hungarian water polo team beats the Russian team during the Melbourne Olympic Games in a match that was one of the bloodiest in the sport's history.

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: December 6, 2006
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Critic Score: 92% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Matt Singer
Time Out Chicago

The sports-movie clichés and war-movie clichés go together like oil and water polo, but there's no denying the power of this inspiring (mostly) true story.

Daily Mirror (UK)

The 1956 Hungarian Revolution is the setting for this enjoyable drama in which love triumphs over evil.

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Rob Daniel
Sky Cinema

While no masterpiece, Children of Glory never has a dull moment. The seemingly CGI-free streetfighting, with revolutionaries facing deadly Soviet tanks, packs an explosive punch (courtesy of action and stunt legend Vic Armstong).

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Tom Dawson

A Hollywood-friendly version of these tragic events, with the star water polo player Karcsi (Ivan Fenyo) forced to choose between possible Olympic glory and his loyalty to student revolutionary girlfriend Viki (Kata Dobo).

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Jim Hall

A worthy subject and some impressive sequences, but Children Of Glory is a would-be epic emerging as a clumsy culture clash.

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Helen O'Hara
Empire Magazine

Light on facts but heavy on bombast, this is a stirring tribute to a doomed generation.

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Peter Bradshaw

Legendary screenwriter Joe Eszterhas brings his sledgehammer touch to this heartfelt movie about Hungary, the embattled country of his forebears.

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Total Film

Coming across like Doctor Zhivago with water sports, this sweeping drama tells of a romance between the star player of Hungary's invincible water polo team and a young radical caught up in the country's 1956 uprising.

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Dan Stewart
Little White Lies

If nothing else, it's probably the best water polo film ever made.

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Flixster Audience Score: 75% Flixster User Reviews
Janice Yan
Well, some Hungary history combined with legend at the Olympic games. It is not too bad considering the angle the story was told and the effort they made to… More
Alexander Wilson
Interesting foreign film but definately worth a peek if foreign sports films could give you have nice evening.