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Believe

By Yvonne Condes, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Soccer drama is predictable but well intentioned.

Movie PG 2014 96 minutes
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BELIEVE is a predictable sports movie with a convoluted story. Georgie is a great football player and a bit of a brat. He's not terribly likeable, which makes it hard to understand why everyone is trying so hard to help him out. Cox is good as legendary coach Busby, but co-star Toby Stephens is strange as Dr. Farquar, Georgie's tutor and his key into the fancy private school that his mother is trying to get him into. The movie is set in the '80s, but Dr. Farquar seems like he popped in from another era.

There's a lot of talk in the movie about Georgie dealing with his father's death, his mother dealing with Georgie's behavior, and Busby facing life after his team has died, but not enough about football. Georgie is supposed to be a great player and a great leader, but not much of that is shown. It's not a bad family movie, but as a sports movie, it's not great.

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