Pel̩. A name known around the world, a sports legend who changed soccer forever, and a national hero who carried the hopes and dreams of a country on his back. But before he was an icon, he was a kid from the slums of Ṣo Paulo, Brazil, so poor that he couldn't afford a real soccer ball. Charting his meteoric rise -- from scrubbing floors to support his family to honing his electrifying playing style on the streets to leading Brazil's national team to its first World Cup victory at the age of 17 -- Pel̩ vividly brings to life the greatest sports story of the 20th century. With ...

Trailer

Play

Reviews about Pele: Birth of a Legend

Pele: Birth of a Legend
SimiGr8spirit
Truly a soccer classic!

Great story with excellent characters. Got to the heart of who Brazilians are and the love for the game. Loved the movie.

Pele: Birth of a Legend
J. Rodriguez
Great inspiration for young soccer players

I watched this with my son. He loved it and wants to know more about both Pelé and his soccer techniques.

Pele: Birth of a Legend
LB of Aurora
A window to the making of Pele; fascinating.

One of those films that captures you and keeps your attention. A mix of good humour supporting the sometimes gritty drama. Fascinating insight to the greatest player ever - the man who became Pele

Pele: Birth of a Legend
S. Rodes
great movies for Pele and football fans

great movies for Pele and football fans.
sure it's predictible story but that's only because it's about a well-known public figure.
totally enjoyable story and filming.

Pele: Birth of a Legend
carolyn wren
LOVE this movie!!!

This is a fantastic, family friendly movie. It was so inspirational.
We loved it!!

Pele: Birth of a Legend
DD
Great sports movie the whole family can enjoy!

Love, love loved this movie. It is so hard to find a movie you can watch with kids and grandparents alike. This movie has no profanity, voilence or sex AND the story is inspirational. The movie has a great buildup. Even though we knew the ending before watching it (knowing Pele's history), we couldn't helped but be swepted away.

Recent news about Pele: Birth of a Legend

Oscars 2017: Aishwarya Rai's Sarbjit and MS Dhoni biopic in the running for Best Picture award - International Business Times UK

December 23, 2016

International Business Times UK

Oscars 2017: Aishwarya Rai's Sarbjit and MS Dhoni biopic in the running for Best Picture award
International Business Times UK
Actor Randeep Hooda plays the role of Sarabjit Singh in the movie, while Aishwarya stars in the lead role of Sarabjit's sister, Dalbir Kaur – who went through the entire struggle fighting for justice for her brother. Speaking about the prestigious ...

and more »
Read more

AR Rahman Again in Oscar Race For Pele: Birth Of A Legend - News18

December 14, 2016

News18

AR Rahman Again in Oscar Race For Pele: Birth Of A Legend
News18
Los Angeles: It could be a twin win for Indian music maestro A.R. Rahman once again at the Academy Awards as his work for Pele: Birth of a Legend has found a spot in an initial list of Oscar contenders for the year. Rahman, who earlier registered a ...
Will A R Rahman bring home another Oscar for Pele: Birth of a Legend?India.com
AR Rahman in Oscar nomination race for 'Pele: Birth of a Legend'Scroll.in
AR Rahman in Oscar race again with Pele: Birth of a LegendDeccan Chronicle
News Nation -Behindwoods (press release)
all 90 news articles »
Read more

'Pele: Birth of a Legend' movie review: Soccer biopic misses the goal - NOLA.com

May 25, 2016

NOLA.com

'Pele: Birth of a Legend' movie review: Soccer biopic misses the goal
NOLA.com
"Pele: Birth of a Legend" is too earnest and single-minded to be hagiographic, and the final moments are moving in spite of their predictable trajectories. The story of Brazilian soccer's ascension to the world stage is a remarkable one, and the film ...

Read more

Pelé biopic 'Birth of a Legend' takes soccer fans back to the 1958 World Cup - Deseret News

May 20, 2016

Deseret News

Pelé biopic 'Birth of a Legend' takes soccer fans back to the 1958 World Cup
Deseret News
This all adds to the weight of the World Cup competition “Birth of a Legend” eventually showcases in the third act of the film, lending meaning to the Cup history soccer fans will already know by heart. It also hints as to the source of what makes fans ...
Movie review: Biopic 'Pele' kicks through the usual sports clichés ...Salt Lake Tribune

all 2 news articles »
Read more

Pelé: Birth of a Legend – biopic of soccer's greatest is a terrible own goal - The Guardian

May 11, 2016

Pelé: Birth of a Legend – biopic of soccer's greatest is a terrible own goal
The Guardian
Pelé: Birth of a Legend – biopic of soccer's greatest is a terrible own goal. 2 / 5 stars. A predictable and ham-fisted kids' ... Did Brazil's 1958 World Cup victory in Sweden really go down with quite the transformative drama shown in Pelé: Birth of a ...

Read more

The New Pelé Movie Has Great Footwork but Iffy, Cheesy Drama - Village Voice

May 11, 2016

Village Voice

The New Pelé Movie Has Great Footwork but Iffy, Cheesy Drama
Village Voice
He's given expectedly glorifying treatment in Pelé: Birth of a Legend, a biopic that begins with a sight familiar to anyone who watched the World Cup two years ago: devastated Brazilians. Here, the national team has just lost in the finals of the 1950 ...

Read more