General Information

Glossary: G
Released Year: 2005
Runtime: 118 minutes
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Directors: Danny Cannon
Casts: Stephen Graham, Miriam Colón, Sean Pertwee, Alessandro Nivola, Anna Friel, Gary Lewis, Emma Field-Rayner, Kuno Becker, Stephen Dillane, Frances Barber, Kieran O'Brien, Marcel Iureș, Tony Plana, Nicholas Lumley, Kate Tomlinson, Zachary Johnson, Kevin Knapman
IMDB: Goal! The Dream Begins

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User Rating:
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (19 votes, average: 3.26 out of 5)

IMDB Rating: 6.7


Chicago Tribune - Unnamed
Most sports films are also fish-out-of-water stories, and this one qualifies as both.
The A.V. Club - Scott Tobias
How much viewers care about what happens in Goal! is directly proportionate to how much they care about soccer, because decent execution aside, there's an underdog fantasy movie just like this one for every sport.
USA Today - Claudia Puig
The film is capably acted and somewhat inspiring.
Variety - Derek Elley
A slickly mounted slice of can-do nonsense.
Entertainment Weekly - Unnamed
The cast, all around, is sterling. There's only one thing they don't need to bring back for the sequels, and that's the movie's appetite for every sports cliché there ever was.

Goal! The Dream Begins

Like millions of kids around the world, Santiago harbors the dream of being a professional footballer...However, living in the Barrios section of Los Angeles, he thinks it is only that--a dream. Until one day an extraordinary turn of events has him trying out for Premiership club Newcastle United.