Tom Hooper's most interesting film and Michael Sheen's best performance.
While Hooper's later work might have gotten a bit too warm reception from the Academy, he certainly is a good actor's director which is once again evident with this film. Timothy Spall and Colm Meaney need to be mentioned alongside Sheen. But this is definitely Sheen's film, he has the only truly important character - even if we'd ask the character - and he carries the film on his shoulders.
As a big football fan I may be slightly biased towards liking this, but I think this quality biopic should appeal to a wider audience too.