Shooting for Socrates (2015) - Rotten Tomatoes

Shooting for Socrates (2015)

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Follow the story of the Northern Irish international football team as they make their journey to the 1986 World Cup.

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Critic Reviews for Shooting for Socrates

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (1)

A film that all too often fumbles into its own net.

June 1, 2015 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
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The story's crying out for underdog grit.

June 7, 2015 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

An amusing portrayal of Jackie Fullerton.

June 4, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Erskine has to strain painfully to accentuate the positive with glimpses of trans-sectarian unity and gassy humour centred on blokes' love of beer.

June 4, 2015 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

A charming celebration of the beautiful game.

June 1, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The mix of broad comedy and heartfelt drama never comes off. James Erksine's film displays neither enough grit nor enough wit.

May 30, 2015 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Shooting for Socrates

Exceedingly enjoyable with some great actors, most from Game of Thrones, tells the heroic tale of Northern Ireland's performance in the 1986 World Cup. Jackie Fullerton is the main tale but you cannot help but love the underdog vibe and bonus points for featuring Nottingham in the story too and many references to Nottingham Forest.

Ian Walker
Ian Walker

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