‘Powerful yet tender…You don’t need to understand the offside rule to fall for its charms.’  – James Mottram, Total Film

‘Funny and sharply observed.’ – Geoffrey Macnab, Independent

‘Endearing, crowd-pleasing fare.’ – Sukhdev Sandhu, Daily Telegraph

‘Very funny…it’s naturalistic comedy of the highest order.’ – Ray Bennett, Hollywood Reporter

‘Loach has tucked away a nice goal with this film.’ – Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

‘Perfect …An extraordinary piece of magic realism.’ – James Christopher, The Times

‘A surprising, beguiling comedy from Ken Loach, who, would you believe it, has made what’s certain to be his most crowd-pleasing and popular film since Kes, 40 years ago.’ - Jason Solomons, Observer

‘This film’s the best movie medicine I’ve had all year. A fabulous movie.’ - Baz Bamigboye, Daily Mail

‘Touching and hilarious……A blinder.’ – Nev Pierce, Empire

‘As genuinely entertaining as it is politically relevant, it’s the feel-good hit of the summer. There’s little justice in this world, but if there was, this would be a massive, world-beating hit. It’s got all the heart and humour of a mainstream comedy-drama, with none of the tedious predictability.’ – Ellen E Jones, Little White Lies

‘A real crowd-pleaser with both heart and soul.’ – Dave Calhoun, Time Out Film of the Week