A Shot at Glory (2001) - Rotten Tomatoes

A Shot at Glory (2001)




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Seasoned goalkeeper-turned-coach Gordon McLeod makes a pact with best friend and fellow coach Martin Smith to turn down offers from a prestigious premier club. When Martin rescinds his promise and accepts an enticing contract, the betrayed Gordon returns to his hometown-fishing village. But the lure of the sport proves too much for Gordon and he is soon saddled with the onerous task of managing the town's struggling Second Division team. The club's new owner, Wall Street tycoon Peter Cameron, is determined to take the team to the Scottish Cup finals, and recruits faded Premiere League star Jackie McQuillan for that purpose. Gordon's shot at glory becomes a personal as well as a professional quest. His efforts culminate in the Scottish Cup final in Hampden Park, where Gordon's Knockies come face-to-face with the reigning cupholders, the mighty Glasgow Rangers, coached by his former friend Martin Smith.


Robert Duvall
as Gordon McLeod
Michael Keaton
as Peter Cameron
Ally McCoist
as Jackie McQuillan
Kirsty Mitchell
as Kate McQuillan
Brian Cox
as Martin Smith
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Critic Reviews for A Shot at Glory

All Critics (21) | Top Critics (4)

Pretty good little movie.

May 6, 2002

Not as distinctive or even as humorous as its needs to be to stand out, but it has clearly been made with affection and care.

May 3, 2002 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

The movie exists for its soccer action and its fine acting.

May 2, 2002

Offers a guilt-free trip into feel-good territory.

May 2, 2002 | Rating: B | Full Review…

more like a standard Hollywood product than celebration of Beautiful Game

June 29, 2005 | Rating: 4/10 | Full Review…

In other words, it's just another sports drama/character study. Yet this one makes up for in heart what it lacks in outright newness. Plus, like I already mentioned...it's Robert Duvall! C'mon!

April 27, 2003 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

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