Best (George Best: All By Himself)

  • 2016
  • 1h 32min
  • Directed by: Daniel Gordon
  • Cast: George Best

A documentary about the great footballer, adroitly framing his rise to fame in the context of the 1958 Munich air disaster and Manchester manager Matt Busby’s European Cup ambitions. However, too many talking heads say too little, and Gordon fails to get enough relevant or frank interviews for it to constitute a definitive guide to the turmoil of Best’s life.

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Best (George Best: All By Himself)

20 Feb 20173 stars

Occasionally enlightening but somewhat incomplete documentary about the rise and fall of the titular footballer

The rise and fall of footballer George Best has been the subject of several features, including Mary McGuckian's 2000 biopic and the fascinating German film Football As Never Before, filmed in 1970, during which the camera simply followed his…

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