A documentary about the 1989 Arsenal Football Club: a team who had cemented their reputation as England’s perennial losers until a new coach was brought in, the roster was revamped, and they finally had a fighting chance to make a go of it. With only Liverpool really standing in their way – the undisputed powerhouses of the league at that time – these scrappy underdogs make their way to the championship game where they have to beat their opponents by at least 2-0. As anyone familiar with the high-scoring sport of football knows, this is easier said than done.
Sorry for the long-winded synopsis up there, but I know next-to-nothing about professional football/soccer/whatever you happen to call it. If you’re like me in that regard, there’s actually a good deal to like. Underdog sports stories tend to have that effect and it’s always cool to hear one that you’re totally unfamiliar with. If you’re already on the level, then you’ll probably dig it even more.
It doesn’t have enough reviews to warrant a proper Tomatometer score, but the ones that are up there will back me up.