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      Mike Bassett: England Manager

      2001 1 hr. 29 min. Comedy List
      40% 5 Reviews Tomatometer 76% 2,500+ Ratings Audience Score England's Football Association scrambles to find a replacement for the national team's manager after Phil Cope (Malcolm Terris) dies of a heart attack. Most candidates decline the position, and the FA must offer it to inept Mike Bassett (Ricky Tomlinson), who accepts. He makes a series of bad decisions and loses his first two games as England manager. Bassett seems destined for a quick exit when he gets a chance at redemption after his team surprisingly gains entry into the World Cup. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member Rotten tomato has very odd taste regarding on movies. The people here only like cheesy and smart looking movies while classic relaxing and fun movies like Mike bassett is scored a fail. It's like the people here need a circlejerk so they can pay each other's shoulder admiring how smart they are to not having a laugh at this sort of low budget low production movie. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/15/23 Full Review Audience Member Fantastic football comedy. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/26/23 Full Review Audience Member Classic mockumentary. Looks painfully outdated now but still stands up comedy-wise. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/07/23 Full Review james b funnier than expected could have been alot better but this mockumentary film about a lower league manager becoming the international english teams manager has a joke at every corner and a semi circle in the middle or something, also the lead is is your man out of the royle family i dont watch the royle family but my family like the royle family and i dont mean the royle family as in the queen and prince harry i mean the tv show the royle family not that my family have anything against the royal family im sure they dont, but they might. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member This movie is just a must watch for all fotball fans, i laught my socks of :) Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/25/23 Full Review Audience Member A film of two halves, this starts off quite weak and fizzles out quickly. If you don't turn it off after 20-30mins during England's qualifiers, the pace improves ever so slightly when England reach Brazil. The jokes don't though - for me, it was only the slight nostalgic value of seeing Ronaldo, Pele' and that bloke who used to present the sport on Anglia, that made it halfway bearable. I was going to rate this 4/10, but I'll reluctantly admit to smirking slightly at Atomic Kitten's appearance and just being reminded of the halcyon days of On The Ball with Gabby Logan & Barry Venison is surely worth another half a star. Like an England penalty shootout, 5/10 Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/25/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Empire Magazine Rated: 3/5 Dec 30, 2006 Full Review Neil Smith BBC.com Rated: 3/5 Jan 8, 2002 Full Review Alistair Lawrence Common Sense Media Despite its underdog charm endearing it to some at the time, this 2001 British mockumentary now resembles an ancient piece of soccer history. Rated: 2/5 Sep 22, 2021 Full Review Harry Guerin RTÉ (Ireland) There's just not enough great gags in Mike Bassett to make it funnier than Kevin Keegan's time in the England hotseat. Rated: 2/5 Mar 26, 2003 Full Review Ian Mantgani UK Critic Such an unnecessary movie, shot in a crummy pseudo-documentary style Rated: 1.5/4 Jan 8, 2002 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis England's Football Association scrambles to find a replacement for the national team's manager after Phil Cope (Malcolm Terris) dies of a heart attack. Most candidates decline the position, and the FA must offer it to inept Mike Bassett (Ricky Tomlinson), who accepts. He makes a series of bad decisions and loses his first two games as England manager. Bassett seems destined for a quick exit when he gets a chance at redemption after his team surprisingly gains entry into the World Cup.
      Director
      Steve Barron
      Executive Producer
      Robert Halmi Sr., Robert Jones, Nigel Green, Luc Roeg, Charles Finch
      Production Co
      Film Council, Hallmark Entertainment
      Genre
      Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jan 25, 2017
      Sound Mix
      Surround
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