In the Hands of the Gods (2007)

In the Hands of the Gods


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If the rabid cult following generated by World Cup soccer has blossomed throughout the United States in recent decades - affording players luxuries and recognition long-imagined untenable for "footballers" - the team members of the mid-lower level leagues, by contrast, haven't yet gleaned like privileges, and must typically scrounge around for fame, recognition, and suitable monetary recompense to continue pursuing their love of the game. Such is the plight afflicting the five young men at the … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Drama
Directed By: , ,
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Critic Reviews for In the Hands of the Gods

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (1)

The film's teary-eyed conclusion is clearly intended to have you punching the air in elation, but the message it delivers will actually leave you feeling quite cold.

Full Review… | September 14, 2007
Time Out
Top Critic

Entertaining, likeable and surprisingly moving documentary with engaging characters and some astute observations about obsession, friendship and the pursuit of fame.

Full Review… | September 14, 2007

Certainly the story's climax in Buenos Aires is unexpected, yet many scenes resemble staged reality TV moments: group hugs, tears, mumbled monologues about overcoming obstacles.

Full Review… | September 14, 2007
Daily Telegraph

This trip rapidly becomes more about how they interact rather than their gravity defying ball.

Full Review… | September 14, 2007

Part road movie, part character study, here's a movie made for peanuts that outshines 75 per cent of what Hollywood churns out.

Full Review… | September 14, 2007
Daily Mirror [UK]

If ever there was a film that celebrated the joy of existence, the heady thrill of scaling a seemingly insurmountable challenge, it's this shambling documentary.

Full Review… | September 14, 2007
Times [UK]

Audience Reviews for In the Hands of the Gods

Cool docu-drama come teen entrepreneurs hitting the football bug across america to eventually meet their hero. Well done

Alexander Wilson

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