Shankly: Nature's Fire review – reverent portrait of Liverpool FC legend

Liverpool greats line up to pay tribute to tough-nosed Scottish football manager Bill Shankly in this sweeping, melancholic documentaryAn unmistakable air of regret and melancholy hangs over this – understandably – hagiographic portrait of Bill Shankly, the tough-nosed Scot who singlehandedly yanked Liverpool FC from second-division also-rans to the all-conquering force they became in the 1970s and 80s. Partly it’s down to a somewhat downbeat framing device that follows a coach-load of family and fans to Shankly’s now-demolished birthplace in a mining village in Ayrshire. But it is also due to...

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