Jack to a King - The Swansea Story (2014)

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This documentary is a passionate portrait of the rise of Swansea City Football Club from near oblivion to the world stage of the Premier League. It is the story of a city and the people who made the club what it is today. This film is about more than just a football club, it is about a city that survives against all odds - through the Blitz, industrial decline and recession. It tells a universal story of how football plays into the lives of ordinary people. It touches on the Welsh attitude to defeat and victory and the relationship between sport and money. The story is told through the characters involved, capturing the rhythm of their lives and presenting a portrait of where they live. Through it all, there is one dream, one ambition which unites everyone - The Premier League.

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Critic Reviews for Jack to a King - The Swansea Story

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (2)

It's a watchable film of localised interest: the DVD will be a piece of club merchandise, but a competently made one.

Sep 11, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

For diehard Swansea FC fans, this doc detailing the club's rise from near-bankruptcy to the Premier League will have them crying and punching the air with nostalgia.

Sep 9, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
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This is a real-life sporting fairy-tale that suggests success can still sometimes be achieved in British football without the largesse of absentee foreign owners.

Sep 12, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

A story that money doesn't buy everything in football, that heart and conviction can still count for a lot on both sides of the touchline.

Sep 12, 2014 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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