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In Theaters January 16, 2015
From Academy Award (R) winning director Juan Campanella comes UNDERDOGS, an animated comedy with a little bit of magic and a whole lot of heart. Jake is a shy, but talented, foosball player. His passion for the game is rivaled only by his love for free-spirited Laura. With her encouragement, he beats the town bully, Flash, in a foosball game. But everything changes when Flash becomes the world's best soccer player and returns years later to turn their village into a new sports stadium. He starts to destroy everything and kidnaps Laura in the process. Just when it looks like all hope is… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 55%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Kids still experiencing World Cup withdrawal symptoms may be entertained by this animated oddity from Argentina ... Older viewers may struggle slightly with the wonkiness."
‑ Guy Lodge, Time Out
"Great fun for young and old."
‑ Allan Hunter, Daily Express
"The Unbeatables is good fun for young and old alike, delivering its moral lessons and criticism of the beautiful game with a light touch. It is typical summer family fare, but with more of a kick."
‑ Allan Hunter, The List
"Impressively designed throughout, The Unbeatables also keeps the laughs kicking, both in its characterisations and its nods to the likes of 2001: A Space Odyssey and Citizen Kane."
‑ Tom Dawson, Total Film
"There are few surprises, but the slick visuals, piquant humour and genial feeling for the gaming of yesteryear make it a hardy challenger for the animation titans north of the equator."
‑ Matthew Taylor, Sight and Sound
"Longer than an actual football match, and it feels it."
‑ Adam Woodward, Little White Lies
"Campanella's colourful animation jinks past its 2D characters to bury one into the top corner. Or to put it another way: three stars."
‑ Ian Freer, Empire Magazine
"Decidedly midtable."
‑ Mike McCahill, Guardian
"The witty script and banter between the three makes for some very funny moments ..."
‑ James Luxford, Radio Times
"Foul."
‑ Robbie Collin, Daily Telegraph
"Not unbearable, but more of a Sunday kickabout than a premier league kids' film."
‑ Siobhan Synnot, Scotsman
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