There aren?t too many films made about soccer (or football as it?s known overseas). Baseball, football, auto racing, even horseracing have received more attention from filmmakers than the sport of soccer. And, that?s a shame because, though I don?t profess to have even a basic understanding of the game, it is one of the most exhilarating of all sports in terms of excitement and fan loyalty. A Shot At Glory, starring Robert Duvall (who also produced) does a pretty fair job of bringing that brand of sporting enthusiasm to the small screen in a film that features strong performances from Duvall and a supporting cast that includes Michael Keaton, Cole Hauser, and Brian Cox. Family drama intertwines with action on the field as Duvall?s team of second-tier players makes a run for The Cup. There are some interesting dynamics at play, some explained better than others, and the final act surprises rather than taking the expected route. However, there is little in the way of character development and motivations often seem sketchy at best. Keaton does the best he can with his part, but it?s such a throw-away role that after a couple scenes with him you realize his part in the picture could have been summed up in just a couple lines of script. The cinematography is beautiful, capturing the sights and sounds of Scotland, while the sports action is shot and edited together in a way that makes it pretty easy to follow. My main complaint with A Shot At Glory was with the language ? this film could easily have been an inspirational tale for the whole family were it not for the number of f-bombs dropped by nearly every member of the cast. Overall, A Shot At Glory is a worthy rental, but, unless you are a die-hard Duvall fan, it?s probably not worthy of a spot on your video shelf.