Apun Ka Choice: Vivek Agnihotri's film Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal is about everything else except football. It is about racism towards south Asians in Britain, and it is about the rise of the underdogs.
CNN-IBN: Painfully pointless!
DNA India: Foul play!
Glamsham: You can't put your creative energies in a sports movie, get your actors to do some grueling drills to fit the part and when it comes to the crux, think the audience is a fool.
Hindustan Times: The helter-skelter direction, the shallow characterisations, the ear-piercing background music score and the slack editing, make you wish you had stayed at home. Honestly, this one's too much like that famous song Goalie maar bheje mein!
IndiaFM: On the whole, Goal has an ordinary first hour, but the post-interval portions, especially the exhilarating climax, makes up for everything.
Now Running: Overall, Goal isn't a bad movie. Watch with low expectations and you might enjoy it.
Rediff: Iss Goal ko chuck de!
Times Of India: This one is like a staggered hangover of Chak De! India. It takes the body and rips out the soul. Goal is actually a case of Dhan Dhana Dhan deja vu, where everything that you've ever seen in any and every sport film finds a dekko. The script simply doesn't rise above the clichés and lets down the actors who just can't bend your emotions.