One of my favorite aspects of the movie was the camera work. While many may not usually pay attention to that part of a movie, I was continuously drawn to the way scenes were framed. It really added a unique feel to the movie! All in all, I would definitely recommend people watch this film if you‚(TM)re interested in an honest and true look into a disaster that, in the end, was really very inspiring.
The movie is a roller-coaster ride of emotions, from ambitious soccer player's Bobby steady gain in courage and self esteem to join the team, to Coach Jimmy's (played by Dr. Who's David Tennant) heartbreaking attempts at staying calm as he watches more than half of his team either die or learn they may never play again due to an injury. The movie is easy to relate to, with no actual soccer playing having any screen-time, even those with merely a passing interest in the sport may find themselves engaged. The film is not without its faults, the soccer team that Bobby grows up with is somewhat overwhelming, with many characters and not enough time to truly get to know them, and some may feel it ends abruptly without a satisfying ending. Regardless, United achieves a human element that is absent in most films, and that alone makes it worth the watch.