Pelé: Birth of a Legend PG

A boy with nothing who changed everything.
Pelé: Birth of a Legend
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DVD Details

  • Rated: PG
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 47 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released: September 20, 2016
  • Originally Released: 2016
  • Label: Mpi Home Video

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Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 30


User Ratings: 1,517
Rating: 2.5/4 -- "Pelé" is hagiography. But appealing hagiography. Full Review
Seattle Times
May 26, 2016
This cable-ready biopic of the Brazilian soccer star covers the eight years leading up to his triumphant performance at the 1958 World Cup finals. Full Review
Chicago Reader
Jun 2, 2016
It's as if Pelé is no longer a flesh-and-blood character, but a cog in an inspiration machine that pumps out manufactured conflict and expected victory. Full Review
May 18, 2016
Rating: 2/4 -- Between the whitewashing factors and the very familiar narrative beats, there's a lot of this movie that's not much more than a tolerable drag. Full Review
May 13, 2016
The film is beautiful and entertaining even though it has some limitations, particularly in the oversimplification of the economic and racial dynamics surrounding places and events. Full Review
Anchorage Press
May 25, 2018
Rating: 2.5/5 -- The film looks more like a long propaganda video, an extensive commercial paid by Pelé himself. [Full review in Spanish] Full Review
En Filme
Jun 2, 2017
The film's predictability is counterbalanced by a terrific score comprised of several styles of Latin music, colorful production design, lots of special effects, and some memorable plays by the child actors who portray Pelé. Full Review
Aug 21, 2018

Product Description:

Pelé. A name known around the world, a sports legend who changed soccer forever, and a national hero who carried the hopes and dreams of a country on his back. But before he was an icon, he was a kid from the slums of São Paulo, Brazil, so poor that he couldn t afford a real soccer ball. Charting his meteoric rise from scrubbing floors to support his family to honing his electrifying playing style on the streets to leading Brazil s national team to its first World Cup victory at the age of 17 PELÉ vividly brings to life the greatest sports story of the 20th century.


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