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    Feb 9, 2007 Wide
    On DVD:
    Nov 4, 2008
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Goal II: Living the Dream Reviews

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Linda Barnard
Toronto Star
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Despite the predictable, cliché-riddled script, the soap-opera hokum that passes for drama, Goal II somehow works.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 3/4

August 29, 2008
Brian Orndorf

The idea of turning a 10-minute idea into a trilogy of movies seemed imposing at first, but Goal II continues the franchise's recipe of personality over originality.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: B

October 4, 2007
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

Intriguing to watch and well-played by the engaging cast.

Full Review Source: Shadows on the Wall | Original Score: 2.5/5

February 10, 2007
Johnny Vaughan
Sun Online

Next stop the World Cup . . . can't wait.

Full Review Source: Sun Online | Original Score: 3/4

February 9, 2007
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph

A machine might have directed this, but it has a few more welcome touches of comedy than the first one.

Full Review Source: Daily Telegraph

February 9, 2007
Matthew Turner

Cliched but nonetheless enjoyable - if you liked the first film, you won't be disappointed by the second one. Unless you're an Arsenal fan.

Full Review Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 3/5

February 8, 2007
Olly Richards
Empire Magazine

Filmically it's more of a pleasantly diverting kick about in the park than a 90th minute back-of-the-net at the world cup final.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 3/5

February 6, 2007
Don Willmott

If your kids play soccer, they may appreciate this tall tale of Santi's rise from obscurity to shin-padded glory, but once you pop in the DVD, chances are you won't want to stick around.

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 2/5

April 3, 2009
Jim Slotek
Jam! Movies

Bullet time, pixellation, flashy graphics, slow-motion-sweat, all wrapped around a rather flimsy story about the kid from the barrio dealing with paparazzi, millions of fans and a salary in the millions of Euros.

Full Review Source: Jam! Movies | Original Score: 2.5/5

August 29, 2008
Jason Anderson
Globe and Mail
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Goal II clumsily telegraphs all of its moves far in advance.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 1.5/4

August 29, 2008
Philip French
Observer [UK]

One isn't eager to see extra time played and the 'To be continued' line at the end is more ominous than enticing. Once again, film-makers demonstrate that old adage, never give soccer an even break.

Full Review Source: Observer [UK]

February 18, 2007
Derek Malcolm
This is London

I won't tell you the result, but I will say that Arsene Wenger would be wise to avoid Goal 2 in case he suffers from terminal apoplexy.

Full Review Source: This is London | Original Score: 2/5

February 9, 2007
David Edwards
Daily Mirror [UK]

Becker, who made the first instalment just about passable, is bland here while Alessandro Nivola, who plays his best pal, looks rightly bored.

Full Review Source: Daily Mirror [UK]

February 9, 2007
Tom Hawker
Total Film

Not quite the guilty pleasure the first movie was, Goal! 2 can't quite stick it in the back of the net, pull off the double etc, etc...

Full Review Source: Total Film | Original Score: 2/5

February 9, 2007
Peter Bradshaw

One long, product-placing, non-speaking-cameo-packed infomercial.

Full Review Source: Guardian | Original Score: 2/5

February 9, 2007
Neil Smith

It's a game of two halves, and both of them suck in a flat-footed follow-up that doesn't bode well for the inevitable Goal! 3.

Full Review Source: Film4 | Original Score: 2/5

February 9, 2007
Jonathan Trout

Ultimately, this is relegation fodder from start to finish.

Full Review Source: BBC.com | Original Score: 2/5

February 9, 2007
Trevor Johnston
Time Out
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A game of two halves, both of them dire.

Full Review Source: Time Out

February 7, 2007

Irish Times

February 9, 2007
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