Pelé: Birth of a Legend

A boy with nothing who changed everything.


Pelé: Birth of a Legend
A biopic about Brazilian soccer legend Pelé. He became name known around the world as a sports legend who changed soccer forever, and a national hero who carried the hopes and dreams of a country on his back. Before he was an icon, he was a kid from the slums of São Paulo, Brazil, so poor that he couldn’t afford a real soccer ball. Note: some facts have been altered for the film version.

107 minutes.
Parental Guidance.
Biographical, Drama, Sports, On the art circuit

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Credits

Cast
Keven de Paula, Leonardo Lima Carvalho, Seu Jorge, Mariana Nunes, Milton Gonçalves, Seth Michaels, Vincent D'Onofrio
Director
Jeff Zimbalist, Michael Zimbalist
ScreenplayJeff Zimbalist, Michael Zimbalist
MusicA.R. Rahman
CinematographyMatthew Libatique
EditingLuis Carballar, Naomi Geraghty, Glen Scantlebury
Sound formats
SoundtrackAvailable
SA distributorTimes Media Films
Made in2016
Produced byImagine Entertainment, Seine Pictures, Zohar International

IMDB page | FPB Report | CommonSenseMedia Report
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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreSports biopic
LanguageNone
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceNone
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
Comments
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USA MPAA rating

PG: Parental Guidance SuggestedRated PG for thematic elements, some smoking and language
Runtime107
USA version is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.


CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
10 +
Positive messages
3
Positive role models
3
Violence
1
Sex
0
Language
1
Consumerism
0
Drinking, drugs, smoking
1

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Alan Zilberman quote iconIt's an own goal for Pelé biopic.
10
Die Burger
Paul Boekkooi quote iconBrasilië se sokkerheld Pelé inspireer.
15
Cape Times
Frank Scheck quote iconThrilling highs of Pelé's career.
10
Metacritic.com
11 critics
8
Rottentomatoes critics
21 critics
10
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer
4
CommonSenseMedia
Staff evaluation quote iconBiopic may be fun for soccer fans, but it&rquot;s too formulaic.
5

What the People say

Metacritic.com users
11 users
15
Rottentomatoes users
1027 users
15
Internet
3706 Netizens quote iconThis is more than just a mere football movie
15

Average .. 54%

11

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