ABC Film Challenge – Favourites – G – Gascoigne (2015) Movie Review


Director: Jane Preston

Plot: A feature-length theatrical documentary on the life of Paul Gascoigne, one of the most naturally gifted footballers of all time, delving deep into his psyche, vulnerabilities, fears and triumphs.

Runtime: 1 Hour 30 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Thoughts on Gascoigne

ThoughtsGascoigne is a documentary follow the career of one of England’s greatest ever players, whose career started so promising, only for it to come apart due to injuries that hinder him from continue the stardom he had early in his career. It is well-known the problems that Gascoigne has been through his later career, but seeing just how much he finds himself going through to make it, the decisions he goes through before getting to the next level. The interviews are from some of players and managers who only has respect for him. The only negative can be that most of the information can be found online without much work, so not much new comes from what we see.

Final Thoughts Gascoigne is an interesting documentary about seeing one of the very best of a generation.

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