A Shot At Glory
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Seasoned goalkeeper-turned-coach Gordon McLeod makes a pact with best friend and fellow coach Martin Smith to turn down offers from a prestigious premier club. When Martin rescinds his promise and accepts an enticing contract, the betrayed Gordon returns to his hometown-fishing village. But the lure of the sport proves too much for Gordon and he is soon saddled with the onerous task of managing the town's struggling Second Division team. The club's new owner, Wall Street tycoon Peter Cameron, is determined to take the team to the Scottish Cup finals, and recruits faded Premiere League… More
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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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