Green Street Hooligans

2005

Green Street Hooligans

Critics Consensus

When it comes to the subculture of soccer thugs, Green Street Hooligans lacks sufficient insight, and instead comes off as a Fight Club knock-off.

47%

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Total Count: 64

87%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 219,833
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Movie Info

After being wrongfully expelled from Harvard University, American Matt Buckner flees to his sister's home in England. Once there, he is befriended by her charming and dangerous brother-in-law, Pete Dunham, and introduced to the underworld of British football hooliganism. Matt learns to stand his ground through a friendship that develops against the backdrop of this secret and often violent world. 'Green Street Hooligans' is a story of loyalty, trust and the sometimes brutal consequences of living close to the edge.

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Cast

Elijah Wood
as Matt Buckner
Charlie Hunnam
as Pete Dunham
Claire Forlani
as Shannon Dunham
Marc Warren
as Steve Dunham
Geoff Bell
as Tommy Hatcher
Henry Goodman
as Carl Buckner
Terence Jay
as Jeremy Van Holden
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Critic Reviews for Green Street Hooligans

All Critics (64) | Top Critics (22)

  • It swims and sinks in melodrama.

    Oct 29, 2005 | Rating: C
  • There's a good movie to be made about the violent world of British soccer, or football, as it's called on the other side of the pond. This isn't it.

    Oct 21, 2005 | Rating: 2/4
  • The script is a jumble of caricatures and cliches.

    Oct 14, 2005 | Rating: 2/4
  • Soccer needs this movie like Georgia needed Deliverance.

    Oct 13, 2005 | Full Review…
  • It's what you thought Fight Club was going to be, before it went in a whole other (and far more interesting) direction.

    Oct 13, 2005 | Rating: 3/5
  • Pic amply demonstrates that Alexander -- director of Johnny Flynton, 2003 Oscar nominee for dramatic short -- has the chops to bring a fresh take to onscreen rough stuff.

    Oct 11, 2005

    Joe Leydon

    Variety
    Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Green Street Hooligans

  • Jan 14, 2015
    Woefully underrated drama too often passed off as a "boy's night" action film.
    Gimly M Super Reviewer
  • Jul 20, 2012
    A good hooligan based film with a little tiny twist, For these sort of films the fight scenes were ok, The acting was poor but who watches this film for the acting, My only major downfall was how easy it was to like the cast they shouldn't be liked They're hooligans.
    Jamie C Super Reviewer
  • Dec 02, 2011
    Green Street Hooligans is one of those rare films where we get are glad we watched it and is probably Elijah Woods best performance (besides LOTR).
    Bradley W Super Reviewer
  • Sep 24, 2011
    A cross between Fight Club and sports.
    Max G Super Reviewer

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