Green Street Hooligans (2005)

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Green Street Hooligans (2005)
  • Time: 109 min
  • Genre: Crime | Drama | Sport
  • Director: Lexi Alexander
  • Cast: Elijah Wood, Charlie Hunnam, Ross McCall

Storyline:

After being wrongfully expelled from Harvard University, American Matt Buckner flees to his sister’s home in England. Once there, he is befriended by her charming and dangerous brother-in-law, Pete Dunham, and introduced to the underworld of British football hooliganism. Matt learns to stand his ground through a friendship that develops against the backdrop of this secret and often violent world. ‘Green Street Hooligans’ is a story of loyalty, trust and the sometimes brutal consequences of living close to the edge.

One review

  • “Green Street Hooligans” is an honest portrayal of football hooliganism which manages not to glorify the violence but at the same time commends the courage and loyalty of those who take part in it. This was a fantastic film, and even though some viewers may have a problem with Elijah Wood as the lead role, I believe he was well suited for the transformation that occurs. Watch it and you may very well agree. This film is gritty in its social realism and the violence of some of the scenes may be disturbing for some but highlights the disconcerting reality of the world of ‘hooliganism’. Any football fan will love this film, and even people who are not so keen on football will find this enjoyable and will not fail to be affected by the struggles and courage of the firm.

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