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The Game of Their Lives Review

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 3.0
    47

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Mixed or average reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 38

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    Obviously made with all of the best will in the world, its heart in the right place, this is a sluggish and dutiful film that plays more like a eulogy than an adventure.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    USA Today Mike Clark

    But Game really isn't a performer's movie. And the climactic contest (in which the Americans amazingly eked out a 1-0 win against England, considered by many to be the world's finest team at the time) is only serviceably staged.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Kirk Honeycutt

    The Game of Their Lives has a great sports story to tell, yet the filmmakers fumble it away.

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  • 60

    out of 100

    Los Angeles Times Kevin Crust

    Despite strong performances by Gerard Butler and Wes Bentley as the leaders of the two factions and crisply directed soccer action, the movie lacks a powerful central presence to carry the drama.

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  • 67

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Lisa Schwarzbaum

    Coaching from the same playbook with which they made "Rudy" and "Hoosiers," director David Anspaugh and screenwriter Angelo Pizzo create a reverent fable.

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