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Goal II: Living the Dream
The Jaume Collet-Serra-directed comedy drama Goal! 2: Living the Dream finds star European soccer player Santiago Muñez (Kuno Becker) bumped by his agent (Stephen Dillane) from England's Newcastle United team to Real Madrid's Galácticos, where he is thrilled to play alongside field legends David Beckham, Ronaldo, Zinedine Zidane, and others. In off-time, temptation lingers in the form of amorous dalliances with spicy local women, especially the TV hostess Jordana (Leonor Varela) -- a relationship that threatens the security of his marital engagement to Geordie nurse Roz (Anna Friel),… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 39%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Despite the predictable, cliché-riddled script, the soap-opera hokum that passes for drama, Goal II somehow works."
‑ Linda Barnard, Toronto Star
"If your kids play soccer, they may appreciate this tall tale of Santi's rise from obscurity to shin-padded glory, but once you pop in the DVD, chances are you won't want to stick around."
‑ Don Willmott, Filmcritic.com
"One isn't eager to see extra time played and the 'To be continued' line at the end is more ominous than enticing. Once again, film-makers demonstrate that old adage, never give soccer an even break."
‑ Philip French, Observer [UK]
"Next stop the World Cup . . . can't wait."
‑ Johnny Vaughan, Sun Online
"A machine might have directed this, but it has a few more welcome touches of comedy than the first one."
‑ Tim Robey, Daily Telegraph
"Goal II clumsily telegraphs all of its moves far in advance."
‑ Jason Anderson, Globe and Mail
"Bullet time, pixellation, flashy graphics, slow-motion-sweat, all wrapped around a rather flimsy story about the kid from the barrio dealing with paparazzi, millions of fans and a salary in the millions of Euros."
‑ Jim Slotek, Jam! Movies
"Intriguing to watch and well-played by the engaging cast."
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"Becker, who made the first instalment just about passable, is bland here while Alessandro Nivola, who plays his best pal, looks rightly bored."
‑ David Edwards, Daily Mirror [UK]
"One long, product-placing, non-speaking-cameo-packed infomercial."
‑ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
"A game of two halves, both of them dire."
‑ Trevor Johnston, Time Out
"The idea of turning a 10-minute idea into a trilogy of movies seemed imposing at first, but Goal II continues the franchise's recipe of personality over originality."
‑ Brian Orndorf, eFilmCritic.com
"I won't tell you the result, but I will say that Arsene Wenger would be wise to avoid Goal 2 in case he suffers from terminal apoplexy."
‑ Derek Malcolm, This is London
"Not quite the guilty pleasure the first movie was, Goal! 2 can't quite stick it in the back of the net, pull off the double etc, etc..."
‑ Tom Hawker, Total Film
"It's a game of two halves, and both of them suck in a flat-footed follow-up that doesn't bode well for the inevitable Goal! 3."
‑ Neil Smith, Film4
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