The Match details
|Starring:||Neil Morrissey, Max Beesley, Ian Holm, Richard E. Grant, Tom Sizemore, Laura Fraser, Pierce Brosnan|
|Genre:||Comedy - British, Romantic|
|Run time:||1 hour 33 minutes|
|Rental release:||10 Apr 2003|
Most helpful review
good cast,good filmBy a customer from Maybole Ayrshire , 15 Mar 2005
[Highly rated reviewer]i have seen this film several times and still think that it's as good as seeing it for the first time,maybe i'm biast as it was filmed 6 miles from where i live.It's good to see a good cast starring in a 'small' movie.There's a feud between the 2 pubs,they then have a football match to see who's the better pub/team
The MatchBy snowgirl (4 reviews) from London , 03 Jan 2010We really enjoyed this, it is a laid back funny film, great for a Saturday night in with friends. I loved the simplicity of the film and felt it really gave you a feel for the sense of community you gt from village life, without taking itself too seriously.
A british film at its best.
GentleBy Slurs from Scotland , 07 Jul 2009An easily likeable British film. There were no surprises, and one or two shaky moments in the plot, but that doesn't detract from the fun of seeing the inevitable play itself out. I'm not entirely sure where ReG got his accent from, but that too is not important. And Sam Fox as an almost mute bar maid - that was a surprise, and somehow in keeping with the whole enterprise.
The MatchBy a customer from Leeds , 14 Mar 2009Brilliant!! Lovely well made British film. Some of the Scottish accents a bit sus though! Excellent acting especially form Richard E Grant and Max Beesley. An excellent feelgood film to see. Something we could all do with right now.
Brilliant, funny and light-heartedBy a customer from Windsor , 10 Nov 2007Wonderful film with all the right ingredients. Great characters and story with lots of gentle laughs. So good, we had to buy it so we can watch it again and again!
Mildly amusing film but pretty poor actingBy TristanWhite (307 reviews) from London, UK , 10 Nov 2005Apart from David Hayman, who plays Scrapper and is quality throughout (you'll know him better as Chief Supt Michael Walker from the Trial and Retribution series), and the funny part of English-hating Growler played by real-life punk rocker Gary McCormack from The Exploited, this is a bit of a nothing film - surprising, considering the quality of the actors involved - Richard E. Grant is unbelievably hammy, Tom Sizemore is very poor as well, and as for the lead (Max Beesley) - well, he's a bit wet. The story is fine... it's silly, it's not meant to be high comedy nor pretends to be anything other than a silly film about two pubs playing a football tournament. So if you go in with low expectations, you'll get something good out of this film. But 'The Miracle of Bern' this ain't, by a long shot!