Cinema: Slummox

This Sporting Life. In the past five years the Angry Generation of British moviemakers has whacked off several vivid slices of working-class life (Room at the Top, Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, A Taste of Honey). Sooner or later it was bound to cut off a hunk of baloney, and this is it.

Adapted by David Storey from his novel of the same name, Life describes the tragedy of a man who was made with a huge body and a tiny soul. The man is a mill-town tough (Richard Harris) who becomes a professional rugby player. Big and strong and cunning, he...

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