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  • NR
  • 2012
  • 1 hr 19 min
  • 4.7  (196)

Hooligan is a 2012 British crime drama film directed by Nick Nevern, who also co-wrote the screenplay with Michael Lindley. The film stars Sean Bean, Tamer Hassan, and Jamie Dorrington. The story follows Danny (Nick Nevern), a young man who has spent most of his life in and out of prison. After his release, he reluctantly becomes involved in the violent world of football hooliganism. Danny is a member of the Millwall firm, who follow their team across the country and engage in brawls with rival supporters.

Danny's involvement in the firm becomes more serious when he is tasked with finding and killing a rival hooligan named Dex (Tamer Hassan). As Danny hunts for Dex, he becomes embroiled in a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse that threatens to destroy both himself and those around him.

The film explores the themes of loyalty, violence, and identity. Danny struggles with his role in the firm and the violent lifestyle it entails, while also trying to build a better life for himself outside of hooliganism. His relationship with his girlfriend, who wants him to leave the firm and start a family, adds depth and humanity to his character.

Sean Bean delivers a strong performance as the leader of the Millwall firm, who goes by the nickname "Gilly." He is tough and intimidating, but also shows a softer side as he tries to mentor Danny and keep him from making fatal mistakes.

Tamer Hassan is equally impressive as the villain, Dex. He is cold and calculating, but also has a tragic backstory that makes him a more complex character than simply a one-dimensional bad guy.

The film is well-shot, with gritty and realistic depictions of the violence and chaos that surrounds the world of football hooliganism. The soundtrack, which includes a mix of classic punk rock and contemporary hip-hop, adds to the film's edgy and visceral feel.

Overall, Hooligan is a well-made and compelling crime drama that explores the darker side of fandom and the dangerous world of football hooliganism. Nevern's direction and writing are solid, and the performances by Bean and Hassan are standout. The film offers a thoughtful and nuanced exploration of its characters and themes, while also delivering plenty of gritty action and suspense.

Hooligan is a 2012 documentary with a runtime of 1 hour and 19 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 4.7.

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    4.7  (196)