The Game of Their Lives

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Released 2005

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The Game of Their Lives

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Director:
David Anspaugh
Released:
2005
Rating:
PG
The U.S. soccer team (Gerard Butler, Wes Bentley, Jay Rodan) are heavy underdogs as they prepare to play the British squad in a 1950 World Cup preliminary game.

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  • 60

    Los Angeles Times Kevin Crust

    Despite strong performances by Gerard Butler and Wes Bentley as the leaders of the two factions and crisply directed soccer action, the movie lacks a powerful central presence to c...

  • 40

    Variety Robert Koehler

    Picturesque pic, however, lacks even a penalty kick's worth of tension and is paradoxically inert for a movie about guys running up and down the pitch for the glory of the U.S.

  • 38

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    Obviously made with all of the best will in the world, its heart in the right place, this is a sluggish and dutiful film that plays more like a eulogy than an adventure.

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