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Pelé (2021)

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This documentary feature tells the story of iconic footballer Pelé, his quest for perfection and the mythical status he attained. As well as unprecedented interview access to Pelé, the film includes astounding archive footage and interviews with legendary former team-mates including Zagallo, Jairzinho and Rivellino. The story looks back at the extraordinary 12-year period in which Pelé, the only man to win three World Cup titles, went from young superstar in 1958 to national hero in 1970; a radical yet turbulent era in Brazil's history.

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Pelé's contradictions are fascinating.

February 28, 2021 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Nicholas and Tryhorn's new film for Netflix, though plenty laudatory, presents a contemplative Pelé that appears human after all

February 26, 2021 | Rating: 3/5

A fitting tribute to both the man and the myth, unwilling to turn a blind eye to his shortcomings and yet perceptive enough to recognize that his failings were secondary to his athletic brilliance.

February 25, 2021 | Full Review…

Why the filmmakers couldn't get any vivd recollections out of Pelé, sitting in front of them, is anyone's guess.

February 25, 2021 | Full Review…

The movie wanders into fascinating, uneasy areas.

February 24, 2021 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Pelé is a terrific examination of the player, the man, and his status in recent Brazilian history.

February 24, 2021 | Full Review…

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