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An enthusiastic but ultimately uninspired soccer film. Read critic reviews

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Movie Info

The U.S. soccer team (Gerard Butler, Wes Bentley, Jay Rodan) are heavy underdogs as they prepare to play the British squad in a 1950 World Cup preliminary game.

Cast & Crew

Gerard Butler
Frank Borghi
Wes Bentley
Walter Bahr
Jay Rodan
Frank 'Pee Wee' Wallace
Gavin Rossdale
Stanley Mortensen
Costas Mandylor
Charlie 'Gloves' Columbo
Louis Mandylor
Gino Pariani
Patrick Stewart
Older Dent McSkimming
Terry Kinney
Dent McSkimming
Tim Vickery
BBC Announcer World Cup Game
Greg Johnson
Producer
William Ross
Original Music
Johnny E. Jensen
Cinematographer
Ian Crafford
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Critic Reviews for The Game of Their Lives

All Critics (35) | Top Critics (15) | Fresh (9) | Rotten (26)

Audience Reviews for The Game of Their Lives

  • Apr 04, 2012
    My problem with this movie is that the main actors are around 15 or 20 years older than the characters they are supposed to be playing. So they look like midlife people but they are dealing with issues as if they were fresh out of high school. I think they would have been better off casting it w/ college-aged soccer players. I am usually a big fan of movies like this one, but for some reason this movie didn't quite do it for me. It was ok. Extra 1/2 star for Gerard Butler and Gavin Rossdale...I do like them.
    Cynthia S Super Reviewer
  • Jul 18, 2007
    Nice flick, although I expected better soccer aptitudes from these 'athletic' actors. Stewart's imitation of an American accent was flawed in some moments, but still I admire his acting experience overall. Gavin Rossdale doesn't seem believable; perhaps he's better suited to writing simple grunge songs (a decade ago).
    Kevin M Super Reviewer
  • Jul 11, 2007
    just great film....based on true facts...and with a strong patriotic feeling! with an amazing cast they really recreated those times and the soccer itself! awesome!;)
    Ovi G Super Reviewer

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