Arab Today, arab today fifa film out in us mocked by press
Last Updated : GMT 09:45:22
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

FIFA film out in US, mocked by press

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today FIFA film out in US, mocked by press

Actor Gerard Depardieu and then FIFA president Sepp Blatter
Los Angeles - AFP

FIFA film "United Passions" came out in US theaters Friday, in the midst of a corruption scandal shaking the world soccer governing body, to the mockery of the American media.

"Poor Timing Or Marketing Score?" the Deadline.com website asked about the film starring Gerard Depardieu and Tim Roth.

A mocking Los Angeles Times commented that the feature "kicks far wide of its goal."

The Washington Post said: "the film has the distinction of having perhaps the worst timing in silver screen history."

Blatter, the hero of the movie, announced his resignation just four days ago, on Tuesday.

And the film has the rare honor of earning a 0-percent favorability rating on review website RottenTomatoes.com.

The New York Post called it a "tedious, amateurish and hilariously ill-timed film."

"'United Passions' makes you believe we have yet to witness the true depths of FIFA's ego and arrogance," summed up website The Playlist.

Director Frederic Auburtin's film recounts the birth of the World Cup and FIFA through three of its presidents. It was presented at the Cannes Film Festival last year, with Blatter himself walking up the steps of the Film Festival Palace.

Depardieu plays the role of Jules Rimet, a Frenchman who served as the third president of FIFA, in office for 33 years.

A total of 14 football officials and sports marketing officials were charged over more than $150 million in bribes.

Evidence given by ailing whistleblower Chuck Blazer to US investigators told of attempts to buy the 1998 and 2010 World Cups hosted by France and South Africa respectively.

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today fifa film out in us mocked by press Arab Today, arab today fifa film out in us mocked by press

 



Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Tourism shows signs of recovery

GMT 09:59 2017 Monday ,20 February

Tourism shows signs of recovery
Arab Today, arab today Sarah Belamesh designs antiques of "ceramic"

GMT 19:45 2017 Monday ,20 February

Sarah Belamesh designs antiques of "ceramic"
Arab Today, arab today Blind sheikh buried in Egypt

GMT 06:32 2017 Thursday ,23 February

Blind sheikh buried in Egypt
Arab Today, arab today Media host Mona Iraqi stresses her show's success

GMT 15:32 2017 Wednesday ,22 February

Media host Mona Iraqi stresses her show's success

GMT 09:37 2017 Monday ,13 February

'Lego Batman' beats 'Fifty Shades Darker'

GMT 09:46 2017 Monday ,30 January

Shyamalan's 'Split' rules N. America box office

GMT 06:37 2017 Monday ,23 January

Egypt revolution thriller premieres at Sundance

GMT 00:32 2017 Wednesday ,11 January

'Rogue One' shot down at box office by 'Hidden Figures'

GMT 03:28 2017 Sunday ,08 January

Rumi film to challenge Muslim stereotypes
View News in Arabic - Culture: أفلام عربية
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today To hold social dialogue over secondary school

GMT 07:43 2017 Wednesday ,22 February

To hold social dialogue over secondary school
Arab Today, arab today UK appoints 1st Scotland Yard chief in 188 years

GMT 05:14 2017 Thursday ,23 February

UK appoints 1st Scotland Yard chief in 188 years
Arab Today, arab today Milan laughs while Rome cries

GMT 10:28 2017 Wednesday ,22 February

Milan laughs while Rome cries
Arab Today, arab today Pluto's unruly moons

GMT 06:31 2015 Thursday ,04 June

Pluto's unruly moons
Arab Today, arab today Tesla back into red but revenue grows

GMT 07:27 2017 Thursday ,23 February

Tesla back into red but revenue grows
Arab Today, arab today Nissan enhances sales in most markets

GMT 14:08 2017 Monday ,20 February

Nissan enhances sales in most markets
Arab Today, arab today Salma Rashid happy for 'A Whisper of Love'

GMT 05:19 2017 Tuesday ,21 February

Salma Rashid happy for 'A Whisper of Love'
Arab Today, arab today Small ponds have outsized impact

GMT 15:53 2017 Tuesday ,21 February

Small ponds have outsized impact

GMT 06:41 2017 Monday ,20 February

Janat pleased for issuing 'Good Morning'

GMT 12:35 2017 Tuesday ,21 February

63-Year-Old Woman Delivers Baby

GMT 14:29 2017 Monday ,20 February

Prepares to present her new collection

GMT 14:06 2017 Friday ,17 February

London to tax old cars

GMT 23:29 2017 Thursday ,16 February

Home built on sand castles-style costs $8m

GMT 05:15 2017 Tuesday ,21 February

Omega 3 can reduce asthma cases

GMT 19:16 2017 Friday ,17 February

Aziz House ready to host the tourists

GMT 13:12 2015 Saturday ,09 May

Sheikh Sultan opens Sharjah Centre

GMT 12:39 2017 Monday ,20 February

newest smartphone another winner for Huawei

GMT 19:10 2017 Friday ,17 February

Hats, scarves add beauty to women
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday