The Football Factory
The Football Factory (2004)

Testosterone and football combine to paint a violent portrait of middle-class England in director Nick Love's adrenaline-charged adaptation of John King's popular novel. Tommy is your typical twenty-something soccer fan; bored with… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: May 14, 2004
DVD Release Date: December 26, 2005
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Critic Score: 43% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Will Self
London Evening Standard

An unsparing depiction of the ugly violence surrounding the beautiful game, The Football Factory uses jagged camera work and a pumpedup soundtrack to create a strangely seductive choreography of fists, boots and bricks on flesh.

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Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

Filmmaker Love brings these characters to vivid life, but they're all so hateful, racist and idiotic that we don't like them at all!

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Antonia Quirke
London Evening Standard

Football Factory isn't self-consciously cool; it has a base, wild energy that will stay with you.

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Dragan Antulov
Draxblog Movie Reviews

excellent performers can't compensate for the film's biggest problem - lack of originality

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Flixster Audience Score: 83% Flixster User Reviews
Phil Hubbs
Based loosely on a novel and directed by Millwall supporter Nick Love who clearly enjoys hard British gangs and fights you start to wonder if he participated in… More
Alexander Wilson
Hooligan firm movie £10. Ticket to the game £30. Ticket to Wembley £120. Seeing Danny Dyers head kicked in every ten minutes PRICELESS. For everything else… More
Lady D'arbanville
If I?m honest (and this will sound like I am stating the obvious here) Football hooliganism is very much all this film is about. It offers no moral to the… More
EightThirty .
Its just about fighting, something I see everyday so it was boring for me ^_^
Sophie Burgess
Did not enjoy this at all. It was boring and full of violence and I know that was the point of the film but it's not my thing. It's good in the way it… More
Nani Vang
This movie is very crazy...high testosterone. But, I enjoyed it...I covered my eyes on some violent scenes.