Underdogs (2013) - Animation, Adventure, Family

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A young man named Amadeo sets off on an unexpected adventure with the players of his beloved Foosball game.

IMDB: 6.5
Director: Juan José Campanella
Stars: Gabriel Almirón, Federico Cecere
Length: 85 Minutes
PG Rating: PG
Reviews: 5 out of 27 found boring (18.51%)

One-line Reviews (24)

¨Futbolín¨ or ¨Unbeatables¨ tells the tale of a gifted kid called Amadeo , who often keeps his talents hidden has two loves in his life , football, and Lara, but he has suffered previously at the hands of his nemesis, Flash , then Amadeo gets some unexpected allies when the tiny football players on his table magically come to life .

The movie is sure worth watching.

As I hadn't heard about the movie before, my expectations weren't that high, which is why I enjoyed it even more.

I find it tasteless, dull, lacking humor or heart.

The teardrop scene, if you look closely, was absolutely stunning in so many ways.

Later on , the young man named Amadeo sets off on an unexpected adventure with the players of his beloved Foosball game and the final match will be in a real football stadium .

Both mistake then, is only attributable to Campanella not know what to do with the story and transformed it into a trite, predictable script without lights.

On the whole, the story had cracks and was uninteresting so one ought not expect lots of excitement.

It has a few original ideas that can be entertaining for adults as well.

It was obvious that the many parts of the movie were dull due to poor transition between the scenes.

This entertaining film packs amusement , slapstick , emotions , comic situations , tongue-in-cheek , fun comedy and many other things .

Instead of the boring poetry and sadness PIXAR infuses in all its animations Campanella went for simple message ( never surrender, fight for what is yours ) with more complex morals for grown-ups ( life is more than games, without the other team there is no match) so kids and adults enjoy the movie.

Sadly that did not happened when I took my 5 year old daughter and her cousin to Monsters U, Cars 2 or even The LEGO movie; after the first half all they wanted was to leave or see something else; not a good sign for a kid's movie.

A funny, action packed, highly entertaining movie with an incredible rendering of visuals that will leave you rewinding scenes over and over again.

And when the little foosball guys kept on helping them during the game it was also very entertaining.

Review: OK, I know that this movie has a silly concept, but I really enjoyed it and I liked the funny characters.

The story on the other hand was kind of boring.

Fantastic movie and extremely enjoyable!


Some gags hit the mark, some fall flat, but the underdog tale is entertaining enough as the locals come together to taken on a professional team.

The picture we saw was what made this movie worth watching.

With a slow opening it soon picks up speed when the little table-football players magically come to life, it pokes fun at football players in general, some jokes may go over the children's heads and it's a little creepy in places with screaming rats in a dump and a wacky clown.

So they are more likely to enjoy the stories which for us seem to be overdone and boring.

It was a surprisingly enjoyable movie to watch with my 12 year old daughter (who hates sports!