Played against the backdrop of the national liberation movements of the ’70s and ’80s, this lively documentary pays tribute to the golden age of cricket in the West Indies as the teammates set out to triumph over their former colonial masters and make a name for themselves on the world stage.
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There is much made of the racial tensions during the period of the West Indies' dominance yet more could have been made of the changes to cricket itself with regard to this. Viv Richards was an icon of the cricketing world and he shines with his quiet resonance incredibly powerful. One might have hoped that the film could have used an approach akin to his more subtle power to tell this important sporting story.