Children of Glory

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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.

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Critic Reviews for Children of Glory

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  • 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…

    Tom Dawson

    BBC.com
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  • 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…
  • If nothing else, it's probably the best water polo film ever made.

    Mar 12, 2008 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • 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
  • 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…

Audience Reviews for Children of Glory

  • Apr 17, 2008
    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 Y Super Reviewer
  • Mar 04, 2008
    Interesting foreign film but definately worth a peek if foreign sports films could give you have nice evening.
    Alexander W Super Reviewer

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