The Game of Their Lives

User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 12
  2. Negative: 2 out of 12

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  1. RichardJ
    Sep 15, 2005
    5
    Good intentions that missed the mark on many levels. I wanted to like it and drove for over an hour to see it.
Metascore
47

Mixed or average reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 13
  2. Negative: 3 out of 13
  1. Coaching from the same playbook with which they made "Rudy" and "Hoosiers," director David Anspaugh and screenwriter Angelo Pizzo create a reverent fable.
  2. Unlike some other soccer movies, there's no fancy editing -- excitement is generated strictly by the actual choreography and the commentary of an English announcer.
  3. 50
    The final match stirs briefly, but when it's over, the movie's energy crashes right back down again. Disappointing.