Pelada Reviews

  • Nov 05, 2013

    A man and a woman, who never quite made it to the big leagues of soccer, now working ordinary jobs and leading ordinary lives decide to heed the call of 'the game' by travelling the world in search of the excitement of the side of the most famous and popular sport in the world that is farthest from the glamour, money and big lights. While the concept is interesting, the actual documentary ends up inevitably being repetitive due to its stubborn delving into a structure that recalls advertisement campaigns or big brand sportwear.

    A man and a woman, who never quite made it to the big leagues of soccer, now working ordinary jobs and leading ordinary lives decide to heed the call of 'the game' by travelling the world in search of the excitement of the side of the most famous and popular sport in the world that is farthest from the glamour, money and big lights. While the concept is interesting, the actual documentary ends up inevitably being repetitive due to its stubborn delving into a structure that recalls advertisement campaigns or big brand sportwear.

  • Oct 21, 2013

    I doubt anyone who doesn't love the game would fancy this, but I do.

    I doubt anyone who doesn't love the game would fancy this, but I do.

  • Jul 14, 2013

    great story, terrible narration

    great story, terrible narration

  • May 15, 2013

    Sooooo good. Its like "The Endless Summer" of soccer movies but better. They visit amazing places all over the world playing pick-up games. The movie is humbling when you see some of the conditions people play in but at the same time you see why football is the world's game. Highly recommend. Streams on Hulu Plus.

    Sooooo good. Its like "The Endless Summer" of soccer movies but better. They visit amazing places all over the world playing pick-up games. The movie is humbling when you see some of the conditions people play in but at the same time you see why football is the world's game. Highly recommend. Streams on Hulu Plus.

  • Jan 08, 2013

    I liked the concept and the travels, but it was pretty amateur feeling and that was distracting. The narration in particular was monotone and often pretty cheesy/generic.

    I liked the concept and the travels, but it was pretty amateur feeling and that was distracting. The narration in particular was monotone and often pretty cheesy/generic.

  • Aug 15, 2012

    Anyone who is passionate about the sport will appreciate the message that Paleda has to offer. Soccer is a universal language.

    Anyone who is passionate about the sport will appreciate the message that Paleda has to offer. Soccer is a universal language.

  • Jul 19, 2012

    This is a fantastic documentary about the background of the sport. If you want to see what goes truly goes on in countries around the world and how much they love soccer, this is a must see.

    This is a fantastic documentary about the background of the sport. If you want to see what goes truly goes on in countries around the world and how much they love soccer, this is a must see.

  • Jun 22, 2012

    Interesting film about how soccer brings together people of different races and cultures around the world. The Sandlot as a soccer documentary

    Interesting film about how soccer brings together people of different races and cultures around the world. The Sandlot as a soccer documentary

  • Jun 15, 2012

    If you like soccer (futball) if you like seeing the world or if you like coming of age docu then this movie is for you. 2 Americans travel the world playing in pick up games, the narration feels a little read and it starts a little slow but the music is great and its really captivating by the end.

    If you like soccer (futball) if you like seeing the world or if you like coming of age docu then this movie is for you. 2 Americans travel the world playing in pick up games, the narration feels a little read and it starts a little slow but the music is great and its really captivating by the end.

  • Jun 13, 2012

    For any Football fans out there, this documentary chronicles the journey of Luke and Rebekah who couldn't make it professionally in the game football but still have a daily passion for it. They travel all over world to play pick up games with locals and find out what "The Most Beautiful Game" means to different cultures.

    For any Football fans out there, this documentary chronicles the journey of Luke and Rebekah who couldn't make it professionally in the game football but still have a daily passion for it. They travel all over world to play pick up games with locals and find out what "The Most Beautiful Game" means to different cultures.