Cineworld Unlimited members rave about The Phantom of the Open

Oscar-winner Mark Rylance has delighted Cineworld Unlimited members with his performance in The Phantom of the Open. The uplifting movie screened in advance for the Unlimited crowd, allowing them a sneak peek at an unlikely yet delightful true story of a plucky British underdog.

Rylance portrays humble dockyard worker Maurice Flitcroft who, becalmed and directionless at middle age, takes a swing on entering the 1976 British Open Golf championships. To his amazement, he gets in – and promptly upsets the snooty golfing establishment with his evident lack of skill. 

Despite being dubbed "the world's worst golfer", Maurice's working-class charm and grace win him an unlikely army of fans while also serving to inspire his loyal wife Jean (Sally Hawkins). The film is directed by Submarine star Craig Roberts and adapted by Paddington writer Simon Farnaby from his own book, The Phantom of the Open.

So, what did the Unlimited audience make of the movie? We've curated a few of their responses.


If you attended last night's screening, tweet us your responses @Cineworld and using #CineworldUnlimited. The Phantom of the Open is released on 18th March.

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