No True Scotsman Blogathon – A Shot At Glory (2000)

This is part of the The No True Scotsman Blogathon which took place in September (sorry) and was hosted by Gill of Realweegiemidget Reviews 

Tnx for letting me partake Gill!

“You give me the heart, I’ll give you the lungs, and together we’ll work on the head. ” – Gordon McCloud

Number of Times Seen – 1 (5 Sep 2021)

Brief Synopsis – The coach of a Scottish football team must deal with the politics of the game in order to find a way to field a winning team.

My Take on it – This is a film that I had never heard of before I started my research for this blogathon.

The cast is superb with Robert Duvall and Michael Keaton doing nice jobs with their roles.

The purpose of this blogathon tho is to try and check whether non-Scottish actors give a convincing enough performance with their newly acquired fake accent or not.

In this case, Duvall does a fair job with the accent, but to me it wasn’t as convincing as one might have hoped for.

The story is an interesting take on the sport team genre and shows how a coach like this could work with his players in order to create a winning team.

Unfortunately, most of the plot comes across as being far too generic and that doesn’t allow for this story to stand out more prominently.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Robert Duvall spent time with then Raith Rovers boss John McVeigh, and said his hard man attitude made famous Chicago Bears coach Mike Ditka look like a lamb. (From IMDB)

Rating – BAFTA Worthy (5/10)


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