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"Pele" tells the inspirational story of Pele's rise to glory, from his impoverished youth in Brazil to a soccer prodigy who put the hopes and dreams of his country on his shoulders, to lead Brazil to its first ever world cup victory in 1958 and become the greatest player that ever lived.

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Based on 9 Pelé: Birth of a Legend reviews, Pelé: Birth of a Legend gets an average review score of 47.
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thefilmstage.comCinema
Birth of a Legend exists on the same level as Miracle‘s portrayal of 1980’s gold medal-winning US Olympic hockey team (there’s even a match against the Soviet Union to boot).
225d ago
63/100
www.seattletimes.comCinema
Inspiration, old-fashioned style, is the main course being served in Pelé: Birth of a Legend. In essence commissioned by the soccer icon, who is credited as one of the picture’s...
225d ago
2/4
www.rogerebert.comCinema
I would be happier with a documentary on Ginga narrated by the man himself. With subtitles, even.
225d ago
50/100
www.washingtonpost.comCinema
Pelé: Birth of a Legend is too earnest and single-minded to be hagiographic, and the final moments are moving in spite of their predictable trajectories.
225d ago
50/100
www.villagevoice.comCinema
Pelé is to soccer what Michael Jordan is to basketball, which given "the beautiful game's" global reach puts him in contention for the world's most influential athlete.
225d ago
2/5
www.theguardian.comCinema
A predictable and ham-fisted kids’ flick appears to be the aim of this attempt at committing the story of the Brazilian football great to celluloid, and it shows.
225d ago
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Pelé: Birth of a Legend release date for Blu-ray, DVD, VOD September 20, 2016 8 Months Ago (US)
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