Mike Bassett: England Manager (2001)

Mike Bassett: England Manager

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The great British obsession with football (soccer to Americans) receives a thorough skewering in this mock documentary look at perhaps the most hapless coach in the history of professional sport. The manager of England's national football unexpectedly succumbs to a heart attack, and suddenly the search is on for a replacement. Most people who seem qualified for the position have the good sense to turn it down, and so the responsibility falls to Mike Bassett (Ricky Tomlinson), a scruffy and … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Comedy
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Critic Reviews for Mike Bassett: England Manager

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (1)

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

There's just not enough great gags in Mike Bassett to make it funnier than Kevin Keegan's time in the England hotseat.

Full Review… | March 26, 2003

Such an unnecessary movie, shot in a crummy pseudo-documentary style

January 8, 2002

Full Review… | December 30, 2006
Empire Magazine

Full Review… | January 8, 2002
BBC.com

Full Review… | December 15, 2003
This is London

Audience Reviews for Mike Bassett: England Manager

A wry dig at British football at the end of the 90's. We all know who it's about, it has its fun and you enjoy it because at the end of the day, as much as well screamed and shouted, we've all got a soft spot for old Mr. Turnip head! Ricky Tomlinson is ace as always and this is one of the better (and first) British mocumentary films!
'Do I not like that'! :oD

SirPant
Anthony Lawrie

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Great fun for all soccer fans, Tomlinson is great as the lead character and great enjoyment can be had trying to guess who the players are based on.

stuartb1234
Stuart Brooks

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½

This is quite a funny look at what happens when the Football Association put a manager from a lower league in charge of the international team.Cue some good gags and funny lines and the inevitable downfall of the England team.This isn't briliant but you do have a laugh along the way and you do feel sorry for Mike Basset at times,played well by Rick Tomlinson,as well as laugh along at his,and the teams,mistakes.Overall,a decent,watchable,if not great,comedy.

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Adam M.

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