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Goal! The Dream Begins

The movie follows Santiago Muñez, a extremely talented footballer. But living in the Barrios section of Los Angeles makes his dream far away from his reach. Until one day an extraordinary turn of events has him trying out for Premiership club Newcastle United. 
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Detroit Free Press
June 09, 2006
Everything here is beyond predictable.
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St. Paul Pioneer Press
June 08, 2006
The script is about as solid as a penalty kick with a deflated ball.
April 19, 2009
Director Danny Cannon ("I Still Know What You Did Last Summer") captures every bit of Kuno Becker's star quality although the committee-written script remains slack.
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
The combination of button-pushing uplift, sundry sweeping helicopter shots and a bombastic score that sounds like it came on a free transfer from a Tony Scott movie proves as resistibly synthetic as the CGI-enhanced heroics on the pitch.
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Denton Record-Chronicle
June 12, 2006
A predictable mishmash of sports underdog cliches with a domestic release timed to capitalize on anticipation for the World Cup. Accordingly, expect plenty of elbow room at the local multiplex.
Washington Post
May 12, 2006
In the end, I can't think of a movie that matters less than Just My Luck. It's just negligible.
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Austin Chronicle
June 24, 2006
The action on the field won't be enough to sate the most soccer-crazed viewers.
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Ebert & Roeper
May 16, 2006
Goal! is filled with cringe-inducing scenes we've seen before many, many times.
Chicago Sun-Times
May 13, 2006
... it is good and caring work, with more human detail than we expect.
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May 20, 2006
A soccer-themed soap-opera that misses the net as an insipid, if inspirational, underdog tale.
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Movie Metropolis
September 13, 2006
...engaging and fun to watch, thanks mainly to Kuno Becker in the title role (he's such a nice kid, we can't help but root for him).
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Minneapolis Star Tribune
October 30, 2006
It is constructed of sports movie clichés but built on an unshakable foundation of earnestness.
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