WHAT'S IT ABOUT

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPEN tells the heartwarming true story of Maurice Flitcroft (Mark Rylance), a dreamer and unrelenting optimist. This humble crane operator from Barrow-in-Furness managed to gain entry to The British Open Golf Championship qualifying in 1976, despite never playing a round of golf before. He shot the worst round in Open history and drew the ire of the golfing elite, but became a folk hero in the process.

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  1. Anthony Sherratt July 6, 2022

    PHANTOM OF THE OPEN is a wonderfully sincere film about one of sport’s quirkiest moments. Genuine characters capture your heart and the true-but-almost-unbelievable story tickles your funny bone.

    It’s a film lacking any pretension, instead focusing on the human capacity to not only dream but dream big. As such, it’s difficult to find excessive fault with a movie that contains lovely performances and even lovelier messages.

    A movie for everyone. 4/5

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