United Passions (2014) - Drama, History, Sport

Hohum Score

100

Hohummer

Follows the passing of the FIFA baton through three association presidents: Jules Rimet, Joao Havelange, and Sepp Blatter.

IMDB: 2.1
Director: Frédéric Auburtin
Stars: Sam Neill, Tim Roth
Length: 110 Minutes
PG Rating: N/A
Reviews: 21 out of 32 found boring (65.62%)

One-line Reviews (45)

It feels like Fifa propaganda, and I'm not gonna take it without criticizing it.

Jamming some tenuous bit about women, in the most contrived, patronising way at the end, was genius!

I went to see this for free today on the premiere in Portugal, I wasn't expecting much because I saw the IMDb score, and YouTube comments saying it was propaganda, I honestly taught everybody was overreacting and went to see it with an open-mind, besides that I love Tim Roth with all my heart.

Gross-out comedies without the comedy, sickeningly cliché romantic movies, and unintentionally hilarious flops.

The second half is strait-up propaganda extolling the virtue of Sepp Blatter.

In 2011, a Chinese film called 1911 was released, and failed because it was merely propaganda disguised as a film.

Having been a football fan for over 27 years i was blessed to be able to see the true events surrounding the intriguing story of the organization FIFA.

Well, like any shady regime, you pump out propaganda.

Also Sam Neil puts in a fine performance playing Joao Havelange, his first lines were mind blowing, I must also give credit to the camera team and make up artist, who must of been slightly inebriated during the making of this film.

I prepared for the worst: for a boring FIFA-propaganda.

There is really no plot here – just a series of events that occur, few of them in any way interesting.

This movie is a boring drawn out muddled up tale about how everyone who likes FIFA is god himself and everyone who doesn't is a racist, misogynist.

It is quite entertaining if naturally very one sided.

FIFA financed movie is naturally one sided but well made and quite entertaining .

Furthermore, the film makes being a FIFA president appear to be the most boring, most uninteresting job on the planet and even the fancy locations like Rio for example cannot crack a smile for anyone.

And the bad, boring dialogue doesn't help either.

This is propaganda.

The Most Boring Movie Ever Made .

She is carried off the pitch by players from BOTH teams and yet even that was boring.

Dialog so empty and vain the devil considers it a sin 4.

the film contains boring script,bad direction,bad screenplay no proper story this movie is only propaganda movie by A FIFA about the history of the FIFA.

With Gerard Depardieu (in an enjoyable performance) and Sam Reilly as former FIFA presidents Jules Rimet and Joao Havelange and Thomas Kretschmann as Horst Dassler, head of sports apparel giant Adidas.

If anything I begin to sympathize with Wilcox much more than any other 'protagonist' in this confusing story.

However, the biggest crime committed other than the celebration of FIFA as this above-board, honest organization thanks to Sepp Blatter (not), is that the film itself is dreadfully boring.

Even the framing device of kids playing a soccer game is dull, despite the only girl on either team (playing the goalie) who apparently cannot block a shot, suddenly takes the ball down the pitch like Pele and nails a 20 foot shot.

Breathtakingly awful propaganda from the Mafia that killed football .

Boring Propaganda - SPOILERS .

First half exciting at times, second half more like scoreless soccer game to an American .

Boring .

I isn't subtle it's just plan offensive, this is as low as the propaganda movies Hitler used to convince kids joining the Nazis.

I'll give you one example of a hilarious scene where the FIFA president and his daughter give a speech towards the most cliché pompous and prejudiced British guy.

Boring cinematography and photography 2.

As previous reviewers have said, this smells a lot like propaganda.

If you like watching propaganda, then this is the film for you.

If you're not a World Cup watcher, or if you know absolutely nothing about sports, you'll probably be bored to tears.

I watched it, and I was so bored.

Worse than Bad, it is Boring .

this movie is boring to tears and it is so autocongratulatory it comes more as a vanity project.

The film is technically well made but it is all rather pointless.

It's 1937, fancy being in this German propaganda film?.....

Even as a propaganda device, this is a horrible film.

Shameful propaganda.

" If I would tell the story to one of my friend, I'd be in trouble, because there is no storyline, there's nothing.

It's honestly like a propaganda film biography of el presidente designed to encourage the cult of personality in some tinpot banana republic.

If you like watching propaganda, then this is the film for you.