The Phantom of the Open

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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.

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40
Mar 16, 2022

It’s undemanding, dramatically inert and, although class is very much on its agenda, one-dimensional in its depiction of the golfing establishment’s stuffy elitism.

Adam Woodward
Little White Lies
75
Oct 21, 2021

Ultimately, 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.

Metacritic review by Alistair Ryder
Alistair Ryder
The Film Stage
60
Oct 21, 2021

As fuzzy and reassuring as a multi-coloured Pringle sweater-vest, The Phantom of the Open is a good, old-fashioned crowd-pleaser.

Metacritic review by Matthew Anderson
Matthew Anderson
CineVue