Goal! The Dream Begins (Goal!: The Impossible Dream)
Goal! The Dream Begins (Goal!: The Impossible Dream) (2005)

One young man's dream takes him on a remarkable journey in this sports-themed drama. Santiago Munez (Kuno Becker) was born in Mexico, and came to California with his family when he was just a boy. One of the few things Santiago brought… More

Rated: PG
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Release Date: September 12, 2006
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44%
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78%



Critic Score: 44% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Impressive sports action sequences are the highlight, as the run-of the-mill story invokes every known sports movie cliche.

Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

It is constructed of sports movie clichés but built on an unshakable foundation of earnestness.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

Goal! is filled with cringe-inducing scenes we've seen before many, many times.

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Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

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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Trevor Johnston
Time Out

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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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

... it is good and caring work, with more human detail than we expect.

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John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

...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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John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press

Everything here is beyond predictable.

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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post

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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Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle

The action on the field won't be enough to sate the most soccer-crazed viewers.

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Flixster Audience Score: 78% Flixster User Reviews
Eugene Bernabe
A cliche script highlighted by a sheer spectacle of in-depth soccer experiences. Goal! inspires and motivates with hints of satire and laughter. Kuno Becker… More
Jani H
The poster says it all: "The impossible dream". At best the movie has its moments, like in the beginning when he's struggling in the States and… More
Marc Lewis
Most movies about soccer suck. Most movies about rags to riches suck. Most soccer rags to riches movies in the 2000's suck. But "Goal"… More
Dean !
If you don't follow football, or know much about it this is likely to bore you. Has plenty of guest apperances from some top footballers. They try to make… More
Manu Gino
Great Soccer Movie! This is how sports movie should be, with a tremendous story and fantastic ending!!! Like millions of kids around the world, Santiago… More
Sanjaya 丘耀文
Awesome! My fave sport movie...

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