Mike Bassett: England Manager Reviews
Probably the best element of the film is the direction, the use of mockumentary for a football manager is an original idea, possibly inspired by a similar supposed documentary about Graham Taylor in 1994. It is good to see it from the Managerâ(TM)s point of view for once where he is destroyed for every little thing he does, and the movie stands up well even today when looking at how England Managers are treated. The supporting cast arenâ(TM)t particularly memorable, and sometimes are very one-dimensional, but then, so are most footballers, which probably makes the film suit more.
Overall, an okay film, mostly best for the style of direction and the âIfâ? speech.
Pity the potential is lost at points in and get's boring, but it still keeps it going and results in a good film