Children of Glory (2006) - Rotten Tomatoes

Children of Glory (2006)




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Set against the backdrop of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution, the Hungarian water polo team beats the Russian team during the Melbourne Olympic Games in a match that was one of the bloodiest in the sport's history.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Romance, Art House & International
Directed By:
Written By: Joe Eszterhas, Éva Gárdos, Réka Divinyi, Geza Beremenyi
In Theaters:
Lionsgate - Official Site


Kata Dobó
as Viki Falk
Iván Fenyö
as Karcsi Szabo
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Critic Reviews for Children of Glory

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (1)

Full Review… | March 10, 2007
Top Critic

The sports-movie clichés and war-movie clichés go together like oil and water polo, but there's no denying the power of this inspiring (mostly) true story.

Full Review… | September 14, 2011
Time Out Chicago

A Hollywood-friendly version of these tragic events, with the star water polo player Karcsi (Ivan Fenyo) forced to choose between possible Olympic glory and his loyalty to student revolutionary girlfriend Viki (Kata Dobo).

Full Review… | March 18, 2008

Legendary screenwriter Joe Eszterhas brings his sledgehammer touch to this heartfelt movie about Hungary, the embattled country of his forebears.

Full Review… | March 14, 2008

The 1956 Hungarian Revolution is the setting for this enjoyable drama in which love triumphs over evil.

Full Review… | March 14, 2008
Daily Mirror (UK)

A worthy subject and some impressive sequences, but Children Of Glory is a would-be epic emerging as a clumsy culture clash.

Full Review… | March 14, 2008

Audience Reviews for Children of Glory


Well, some Hungary history combined with legend at the Olympic games. It is not too bad considering the angle the story was told and the effort they made to show the agony and hope of a nation. The Olympicis never meant to be centred around politics, but it has always been, sad enough...

Janice Yan
Janice Yan

Super Reviewer

Interesting foreign film but definately worth a peek if foreign sports films could give you have nice evening.

Alexander Wilson

Super Reviewer


Not the film I was expecting, but none the less engrossing. Most of the action takes place outside of Water Polo, but solid characterisation and real life tragedy ensures that the film doesnt go off the rails. A fascinating step into a little discussed area of WWII history.

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