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Kill The Referee (les Arbitres) (2010)




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Featuring infamous referees Pierluigi Collina and Howard Webb, who provoked controversy after his performance at the 2010 World Cup Final, THE REFEREES exposes fans to a new dimension of the beautiful game. For the first time, filmmakers have been given unfettered access to go behind the scenes at an International tournament, following the refereeing teams on and off the pitch as they compete for the prize to referee the final. Revealing the micâ(TM)ed conversations between referees, players and their assistants, this film delves into the refereesâ(TM) world as they face abuse from managers, death threats from fans and their every decision to be scrutinized around the world.


Critic Reviews for Kill The Referee (les Arbitres)

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (1)

Even for footy fans, the film's a game of guesswork.

August 3, 2011 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
Time Out
Top Critic

What gives Les Arbitres an edge is that we can hear the dialogue between the referee and the players in the heat of battle.

August 19, 2011 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
Birmingham Mail

It's a sober film, and impressionistic rather than analytical, with no commentary and no direct identification of teams, speakers or venues.

August 7, 2011 | Full Review…
Observer (UK)

The picture provides a compelling insight into the mindset required to be one of the "men in black": tough, masochistic and deeply vain.

August 5, 2011 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
Daily Express (UK)

If you've ever wondered how international referees deal with spoilt millionaires who play football and then Twitter their disgust at their decisions, watch this movie.

August 5, 2011 | Rating: 3/5
London Evening Standard

Films like this stand or fall on their characters and while Webb keeps us watching, he's not featured often enough.

August 4, 2011 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
Daily Mirror (UK)

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