Enjoyed this a lot more than I was expecting; partly because I'm not a sports fan but also because I sometimes find Russell Tovey a little grating - although I have to say he is terrific in this, as is the whole cast. Admittedly, the standard for LGBT movies is generally quite low but this was a pleasant surprise, quality wise. It's actually a surprisingly moving film and at less than 90 minutes, it doesn't outstay its welcome.
Clearly an adaptation of a stage play, this is interesting to watch in parts, but never quite scores. Tovey gives one of his best performances, however.
*A cracking film, superbly acted.*
The Pass does in deed look at the taboo subject of being an openly gay man in top flight British football, and indeed sport generally. It's a cooking pot we all know will explode one day when shock horror a top flight player will come out. The film relies on the acting talents of two principles, Russell Tovey and Arinzé Kene, the acting is fabulous, Tovey in particular such a talented actor. I truly bought into the way in which the film spanned the three ages, makeup etc was excellent. Unfortunately It's not a film that would appeal to the mainstream, a pity because it's a great film with a powerful message.
My Score 6/10.