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The Unbeatables review

Check out our review of The Unbeatables - a sort of Toy Story for table football fans

The Unbeatables poster

The Unbeatables

Certificate: U

Voices of: Rupert Grint, Anthony Head, Nicholas Hoult

Release date: 2013

3 out of 5


A sort of Toy Story for table football fans, The Unbeatables (also known as Underdogs for the US release) is a cute Argentinian animated adventure about young foosball player Amadeo (Grint). He has to save his local town from his schoolboy rival, Flash, who wants to level the town and build a stadium there, and Amadeo’s table football pals come alive to try and help him.

The animation is really impressive and colourful – especially during the tense football match in a giant stadium and a terrific chase through a garbage dump – and there are lots of laughs, especially from the miniature footballers with their mega egos, vanity and various stages of disrepair.

Kids, especially football fans, will enjoy the underdog adventure even if they can predict the ending, while adults will get a kick out of the movie references, and vocal performances from a cast that also includes British comedians such as Rob Brydon and Alistair McGowan.

Is The Unbeatables suitable for kids? Here are our parents’ notes...


If you like this, why not try: Toy Story, Kung Fu Panda, The Mighty Ducks, The Sandlot, The Book Of Life,