The Football Factory (2004)

The Football Factory (2004)
  • Time: 91 min
  • Genre: Crime | Drama | Sport
  • Director: Nick Love
  • Cast: Danny Dyer, Frank Harper, Neil Maskell


The Football Factory is more than just a study of the English obsession with football violence, its about men looking for armies to join, wars to fight and places to belong. A forgotten culture of Anglo Saxon males fed up with being told they’re not good enough and using thier fists as a drug they describe as being more potent than sex and drugs put together. Shot in documentery style with the energy and vibrancy of handheld, The Football Factory is frightingly real yet full of painful humour as the four characters extreme thoughts and actions unfold before us.

One comment

  • I’ve watched this movie because I wanted to compare it with another football hooligan movie “Green Street Hooligans” ( What I liked the most in “The Football Factory” was Tommy’s paranoia. What he has foreseen didn’t help him avoid to be beaten… That particular part was absolutely great, it catches viewers attention, and it doesn’t let it go. Also very interesting is the friendship between Bill and Fred. They are the leaders of the clubs that hate each other, but yet they’re friends. The film highlights the amount of hooliganism on the streets of England today. And what it leads to. Also, credit must be given to all the actors as they all deliver stellar performances in what must be the most unglamorous locations. I found the violence and fashion to be very realistic. “The Football Factory” is more than just football, it’s about loyalty, and a sense of belonging in this dysfunctional world.

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