This movie is supposedly about a miracle of sorts, but if you ask me, the miracle found in this movie is that this low budget independent production not only managed to get John Huston in its cast, but also soccer legend Pele. One has to wonder how they got both legends to appear in the movie when the screenplay is so lacking. The biggest flaw in the screenplay is that none of the characters is fleshed out enough to become convincing in our eyes, especially the child characters who should be the heart and soul of the movie. And the climatic soccer sequence, which should have us on the edge of our seats, is extremely boring and poorly choreographed. If you are wondering about performances, Huston seems to be phoning it in, and Pele is downright awful (though in fairness, he seems to not be extremely familiar with the English language.) In short, this is a very forgettable movie, which might explain why the copyright holders forgot to renew its copyright, resulting in the movie falling into the public domain.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?