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Based on 19 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 100
    San Francisco Chronicle

    Goal! hits the back of the net and is an early candidate for the funnest movie of the summer. show more

  • 63
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    The film is capably acted and somewhat inspiring. show more

  • 63
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    A sports movie for people who may not care about sports but can't resist a heart-tugging underdog story. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The movie works because it is, above all, sincere. It's not sports by the numbers. The starring performance by Kuno Becker is convincing and dimensional and we begin to care for him. show more

  • 75
    Chicago Tribune

    Most sports films are also fish-out-of-water stories, and this one qualifies as both. show more

  • 75
    New York Post

    Has an awful title, a bland hero and a predictable story - but it also has a nice blast of English atmosphere. show more

  • 63
    Peter Debruge Miami Herald

    An unknown commodity to anyone who doesn't follow telenovelas, Becker is sure to be a big star and has already signed on for two sequels. Apart from being scorching hot, he's enormously sympathetic in dramatic scenes. show more

  • 63
    Ethan Alter TV Guide

    A big success in Europe, the film has already spawned two sequels, the first of which is due to be released in the fall. show more

  • 38
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    Handsomely shot and with a likable lead in Kuno Becker, it also suffers from a script so outrageously generic you could buy it at Costco. show more

  • 40
    Marjorie Baumgarten Austin Chronicle

    Despite employing every cliché in the sports-movie handbook, Goal! The Dream Begins tells a reasonably engaging story. show more

  • July 15, 2008 Jcweimer
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    A wonderful family movie.Great soccer footage and a very inspiring film for any athlete.

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