Kicking It
Kicking It (2008)

The film follows seven players in their own tough worlds as they confront the daily challenges of life on the streets, battle drug and alcohol addiction, and fight for the right to be recognized as human beings. We witness their struggles,… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: June 13, 2008
DVD Release Date: September 9, 2008
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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times

Rarely has the healing power of sports been as genuinely depicted as in director Susan Koch's perception-altering documentary Kicking It.

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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News

A well-meaning look at the Homeless World Cup, Kicking It presents its topic without much sentimentality, though it could benefit from a more pared-down approach.

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Emanuel Levy

Earnest and inspirational sports docu narrated by Colin Farrell

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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post

Kicking It illustrates the transformative power of sports.

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Aaron Hillis
Village Voice

It's hard to imagine how Koch could have made her film any more heavy-handed: perhaps by adding U2's "Where the Streets Have No Name" to the soundtrack or having the narration delivered by Colin Farrell-both of which, inevitably enough, the director does.

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Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune

More inspirational than any sports movie, because the impact of a simple game on the confidence and self-worth of these battered men is all real.

Nathan Lee
New York Times

So earnest it hurts, Kicking It follows a half-dozen homeless men from around the globe as they ready for the fourth annual Homeless World Cup in Cape Town.

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John Anderson

Results are somewhat inspiring, but equally predictable.

Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

This earnestly watchable soccer documentary has enough drama and enough action for several films. Any one of its subjects could have served as the sole focus of the movie as well.

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