Goal of the Dead (2014) Movie Review

Goal of the Dead (2014)

2014 | Horror, Comedy
140 minutes /

User Score: 59/100


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Goal of the Dead Review

Synopsis:

Returning to his hometown for the first time since his big money move to the professional leagues, Sam...

Goal of the Dead (2014) is a French horror comedy that is 140 minutes long and was filmed in Paris, France. Directors Thierry Poiraud (The Return of James Battle (2004), Don’t Grow Up (2015)) and Benjamin Rocher (The Horde (2009), The Squad (2015), Hominusrex Creator (2000)) did an average job executing this movie that was once two parts. The film contains violence, zombies, smoke grenade, father-son relationship, father-daughter relationship, soccer, thrills, intense moments, plot twist, and suspense.

Here is a tad bit of extra info:
The film was once divided into two halves where Benjamin Rocher directed the first half of the movie and Thierry Poiraud directed the second half of the movie. Goal of the Dead was originally released in France as separate/two movies. The movie suffers a great deal since they have been combined into one film. Overall the movie was an entertaining watch.

Goal of Dead revolves around football players and fans who did not expect to battle zombies that are taking over the entire stadium. Olympique de Paris soccer squad star player Idriss (Ahmed Sylla - The Judge Is a Woman (1993), Chez Ramzi (2015), L’ascension (2016)) and Sam (Alban Lenoir) is about to have a face off with Caplongue. Idriss left his hometown about seventeen years ago and did not seem too excited to return for the playoff. It did not take long for someone to accidently get injected with a contaminated steroid resulting in him to transform into a vomiting, crazy monster. The zombie virus soon spreads to the players and fans resulting in the majority of people becoming bloodthirsty as we see body parts flying in all directions, faces being ripped apart, and an ample amount of blood everywhere.

There were five credited writers involved in this somewhat humor filled mayhem that contains tons of gags pointed towards athletic stars and drunk sports fans. The two scenes that were too gory for my enjoyment was when the severed head was being used as a soccer ball and the car window decapitation scene. There was way too many elements in this film, but I applaud the directors for keeping the movie enjoyable. Cinematographer Matias Boucard captured the carnages nicely with widescreen visuals. Goal of the Dead was an average zombie film that I will soon forget about, but that does not mean that you should not give it a try.


About Goal of the Dead (2014)

Title: Goal of the Dead
Year: 2014
Runtime: 140 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Comedy
Reviewer:
Score: 2.5 / 5 stars
Published:
Avg. Rating: 2.95/5 stars from 27 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 27
Starring: Christophe Perez, François-Marie Nivon, Bruno Salomone, Marie-Cécile Gueguen, Philippe du Janerand, Sarah Suco, Bertrand Lerosey, Audrey Quoturi, Philippe Rebbot, Gérard Graillot, Grégory Fernandes, Patrice Tepasso, Joana Person, Jenny Arasse, Christophe Dias-Valerio, Arnaud Vallens, Alban Lenoir, Franc Bruneau, Balthazar Bernard, David Bonenfant, Michael Berthet, Charlie Bruneau, Anthony Pho, Abel Parisy, Sofian Rezki, Jean-Philippe Labille, Tiphaine Daviot, Vibol-Joseph Sok, Jérôme Vidal, Cyril Hamon
Writers: Tristan Schulmann, Nicolas Peufaillit, Quoc Dang Tran, Marie Garel Weiss, Ismaël Sy Savané, Laëtitia Trapet
Director: Thierry Poiraud, Benjamin Rocher

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