The Final: Attack on Wembley (2024)

The Final: Attack on Wembley (2024)

Focused and descriptive accounts of the UEFA Euro 2020 anarchy at Wembley Stadium

7.0

Movie

United Kingdom
English
Documentary
2024
KWABENA OPPONG, ROBERT MILLER
Bobby Moore, Boris Johnson, Bukayo Saka
82 min

TLDR

The lengths people will go to sing Sweet Caroline.

What it's about

At the 2020 UEFA European Football Championship final, thousands of rowdy English fans force their way into Wembley Stadium in hopes of a historic hometown win.

The take

The Euro 2020 finals was a cultural event, a celebration, a riot. This documentary perfectly captures the weight of the attack on Wembley, which it takes the time to characterize as like a holy ground being desecrated. But for the most part, the story spotlights the thousands of destructive drunks that needed to make it inside Wembley because of the magic in the air that day that you felt from every car on the road, every passenger on the train, every exploding glass bottle, and every bleeding individual. It’s got accounts from diehard English and Italian fans, Wembley security, and media personnel, which when put together, creates a fascinating stampede control documentary that also takes a sad turn post-game.

What stands out

No casualties. And God bless the cameramen, I guess.

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