First of all, we would like to say that the movie gets a big thumbs-up from our end. It won’t be wrong to say that “The Game of Their Lives” has defiantly emerged as a historical creation in the movie industry. The characters and the storyline both are brilliantly portrayed by its cast and crew.
The direction of the film is the most appreciated part apart by the viewers. It is important to remember that this film is a product of the same mind who brought us “Hoosiers” and “Rudy”. Anspaugh the director of the movie has excelled himself in bringing all the characters to life.
The highlight of the movie is the plot and the transformation that the entire team goes through. It tells the tale of the 1950 US World Cup team that shockingly beat England. Although, the team did not win the World Cup itself but it surely was a boost for their confidence.
The movie begins in St Louis by providing backgrounds and insight into the lives and families of the St Louisans who later will be on the World Cup Team. All the individual players and their families have been showcased in their true self so that it looks realistic.
Strong performances from Wes Bentley and Gerard Butler have made sure that the film receives unconditional love and success. Bentley and Butler portray the role of team leaders, Walter Bahr and Frank Borghi respectively, who try their best to bring the team together and help them achieve new heights.
The supporting cast of the movie that rounds out the team has also turned out performances that will keep you involved. It gives you a feeling of unity and keeps you wanting to route for this team. The story has an electric atmosphere to it even though it is told from a reporter’s point of view. – Marcus @ CustomReviews
The best part about The Game of Their Lives is that it offers character development for the team members, without ever straying little from the subject at hand. It clearly showcases who these men were and how they became a member of the World Cup team.
The movie has also maintained a positive vibe towards the opponent team. Much homage and respect is also deservingly paid to England for their magnificent history in the sport. This is not one of those sports films that serve to make the United States seem over glorious and under mind. We for one walked away from this film with a greater respect for England and what they’ve done, and continue to do, for the sport