Goal II: Living the Dream
Goal II: Living the Dream (2007)

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… More

Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: February 9, 2007
DVD Release Date: November 4, 2008
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Critic Score: 39% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Linda Barnard
Toronto Star

Despite the predictable, cliché-riddled script, the soap-opera hokum that passes for drama, Goal II somehow works.

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Don Willmott

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.

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Philip French
Observer (UK)

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.

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Jason Anderson
Globe and Mail

Goal II clumsily telegraphs all of its moves far in advance.

Jim Slotek
Jam! Movies

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.

Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

Intriguing to watch and well-played by the engaging cast.

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Trevor Johnston
Time Out

A game of two halves, both of them dire.

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Brian Orndorf

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.

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Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard

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.

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