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The Phantom of the Open

Maurice Flitcroft, a dreamer and unrelenting optimist, managed to gain entry to The British Open Golf Championship Qualifying in 1976 and subsequently shot the worst round in Open history, becoming a folk hero in the process. (PG-13, 106 min.)


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THE PHANTOM OF THE OPEN follows Maurice Flitcroft (Mark Rylance), a dreamer and unrelenting optimist who managed to gain entry to The British Open Golf Championship Qualifying in 1976 and subsequently shot the worst round in Open history, becoming a folk hero in the process. [SPC]

Starring: Mark Rylance, Sally Hawkins, Rhys Ifans
Director: Craig Roberts
Genre(s): Comedy, Drama, Sport

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"A sheer delight."

— Charles Gant, Heat

"Enchanting and profoundly moving."

— Stefan Pape, Heyguys

"A quirky Britcom with bite and soul."

— Kevin Maher, Times (UK)

"It has a gentle upbeat cheeriness thats hard to resist."

— Olly Richards, Time Out

"It's gorgeously acted and the slapstick made me cry with laughter."

— Charlotte O'Sullivan, London Evening Standard

"Packs a considerable helping of crowd-pleasing charm into its cap and golfing slacks."

— Wendy Ide, Screen Daily

"A unique character study that champions the simple, satisfying idea of having fun in life."

— Brent Simon, AV Club

"There’s an earnestness to Rylance’s performance, which encourages us to find inspiration in the underdog."

— Simran Hans, The Observer (UK)

"Rylance is excellent — striding on to the green of his new Jerusalem with just those cut-price clubs and his destiny."

— Danny Leigh, Financial Times

"Mark Rylance scores some farcical laughs as real-life mediocrity Maurice Flitcroft, but his family life gives the movie heart."

— Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times

"It’s a story about following your passion, not because of the heights this path will take you to, but because it makes you happy."

— Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post

"The Phantom of the Open is a love letter to dreamers everywhere, and as such it defies scrutiny. Gifted actors have a way of blurring one’s critical vision."

— Leonard Maltin,

"The Phantom of the Open is a biopic of a refreshingly under-told story of an amateur player that let nothing stop him from etching his name into golf history."

— Maxwelll Rabb, Chicago Reader

"The Phantom of the Open is one of this year’s most charming films––a broad crowdpleaser that stands a good chance of winning over even the most cynical audiences."

— Alistair Ryder, The Film Stage

"Never has there been a better time to delve into the story of Maurice Flitcroft, a British crane operator who became known as 'Britain’s worst golfer.' And never has there been a better time to honour him onscreen."

— Anne T. Donahue, Globe and Mail

"Phantom of the Open is the entertaining and uplifting portrait of an ordinary extraordinary man, a perfectly imperfect marriage and the power of positive thinking in bucking the system and realizing the impossible."

— Thelma Adams, AARP Movies for Grownups

"Craig Roberts directs energetically -- lots of pop songs, fantasy sequences, trick shots -- but the film is made by its casting. Flitcroft is played by Mark Rylance, who brings more charm and humanity to the part than seems possible."

— David Sexton, New Statesman

"Director Craig Roberts gives the story a fairy tale quality, seeing Maurice as an innocent wandering through the big bad world and outsmarting those who live by traditional notions of class, power, and achievement, to a bouncy soundtrack of 70’s hits."

— Nell Minow, Movie Mom

"An uproarious comedy. The Phantom of the Open is a rousing salute to a very English strain of nincompoopery – and a wise and witty reminder that that the pleasure of doing something spectacularly badly can outstrip the satisfaction of a job well done."

— Robbie Collin, The Telegraph