Next Goal Wins (out Jan 1) is a fictionalised film based off a 2014 documentary about the quest of the American Samoa football team to win their first FIFA World Cup qualifying game. Director Taika Waititi (Jojo Rabbit) is normally on point when balancing comedy and drama but he’s missed the mark here by skewing too much towards goof. Star Michael Fassbender overplays every emotional beat as the team's coach. Grade: C+.
Mini Review - Next Goal Wins
- Written by Matthew Toomey