As football (soccer) movies go, this is one of the best ever made! In this kind of movie, something has to be sacrificed, either good acting or believable match sequences! It’s VERY hard to have both, but this movie manages to get a good balance! Ally McCoist I thought was a revelation, and Wings Hauser’s son as the American goalie was pretty good. Of course, Robert Duvall was his usual solid self, with a very good mastery of the Scottish accent (although Billy Connolly would have been a much better and more natural choice for the role) and my fave actor of all-time, Michael Keaton, was very good in a limited role (he was maybe in the movie for like 15 to 20 minutes tops spread over the entire thing). Like I said, the match sequences are very believable, and the mix of real actors who’re quite knowledgeable about football with real footballers who can actually act works wonderfully well. A great little movie all round… enjoy!

Released: 2002

Starring: Robert Duvall, Michael Keaton, Brian Cox, Ally McCoist

Directed by: Michael Corrente