The Phantom of the Open
The heart-warming true story of Maurice Flitcroft, who entered the 1976 British Open despite never playing a round of golf before. The extraordinary story of an ordinary man, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPEN is an uplifting and moving comedy drama about pursuing your dreams and shooting for the stars, no matter what hand you're dealt.
Rhys Ifans, Mark Rylance, Sally Hawkins
- "THE PHANTOM OF THE OPEN is a rousing salute to a very English strain of nincompoopery – and a wise and witty reminder that that the pleasure of doing something spectacularly badly can outstrip the satisfaction of a job well done."
- The Telegraph
- "The film does feel a little thin in its later stages, but the inventive performances – Rylance’s in particular – keep the film aloft throughout. No bogie. Comfortably a birdie. Not quite an eagle."
- The Irish Times
- "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."
- The Film Stage
- BFI London Film Festival