A Shot At Glory
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Robert Duvall dons tartan and a thick brogue to star as Gordon McLeod, the manager of a failing Scottish football club. The second-division club -- dubbed Kilnockie after the fishing town it calls home -- has a new owner, an American named Pete Cameron (Michael Keaton), who pressures McLeod to spruce up the faltering club and, against McLeod's wishes, hires first-division star Jackie McQuillan (real-life footy luminary Ally McCoist). McQuillan's past days of glory came with a price, as his flashy lifestyle and volatile temperament cost him both his career and wife Kate (Kirsty… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 67%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Pretty good little movie."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"Offers a guilt-free trip into feel-good territory."
‑ Philip Wuntch, Dallas Morning News
"Duvall is strong as always."
‑ Ross Anthony, Hollywood Report Card
"Scotland looks wonderful, the fans are often funny fanatics, the showdown sure beats a bad day of golf."
‑ David Elliott, San Diego Union-Tribune
"As its utterly generic title well suggests, leaves absolutely no cliche unexploited."
‑ Frank Swietek, One Guy's Opinion
"Not as distinctive or even as humorous as its needs to be to stand out, but it has clearly been made with affection and care."
‑ Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
"more like a standard Hollywood product than celebration of Beautiful Game"
‑ Dragan Antulov, Draxblog Movie Reviews
"A sports movie with action that's exciting on the field and a story you care about off it."
‑ Cherryl Dawson and Leigh Ann Palone, TheMovieChicks.com
"Carrying off a spot-on Scottish burr, Duvall (also a producer) peels layers from this character that may well not have existed on paper."
‑ Evan Henerson, Los Angeles Daily News
"Alarms for Duvall's throbbing sincerity and his elderly propensity for patting people while he talks."
‑ Walter Chaw, Film Freak Central
"The movie exists for its soccer action and its fine acting."
‑ Kirk Honeycutt, Hollywood Reporter
"In other words, it's just another sports drama/character study. Yet this one makes up for in heart what it lacks in outright newness. Plus, like I already mentioned...it's Robert Duvall! C'mon!"
‑ Scott Weinberg, eFilmCritic.com
"Despite some charm and heart, this quirky soccer import is forgettable"
‑ Marty Mapes, Movie Habit
"Denis O'Neill's script avoids the prime sports cliche, a last-second goal to win the championship, but it neglects few others."
‑ Lawrence Toppman, Charlotte Observer
"A solidly entertaining little film."
‑ Andy Klein, New Times
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