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.


Critic Reviews for Children of Glory

All Critics (12)

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.

Sep 14, 2011 | Rating: 3/5

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).

Mar 18, 2008 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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

Mar 14, 2008 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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

Mar 14, 2008 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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

Mar 14, 2008 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

Coming across like Doctor Zhivago with water sports, this sweeping drama tells of a romance between the star player of Hungary's invincible water polo team and a young radical caught up in the country's 1956 uprising.

Mar 14, 2008 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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

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

Alexander Wilson
Alexander Wilson

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