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Forever Strong Reviews

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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
November 24, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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New York Times
October 18, 2008
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Boston Globe
October 18, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Joe Leydon
Variety
September 29, 2008
This earnest indie production comes across like formulaic fiction while taking cues (and recycling cliches) from the 'inspirational sports drama' playbook.
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Noel Murray
AV Club
September 26, 2008
It's definitely possible to make artful message movies -- just consider the filmography of ex-Mormon iconoclast Richard Dutcher -- but Forever Strong is generic faith-and-redemption fare, devoid of nuance.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
September 26, 2008
As directed by Ryan Little and written by David Pliler, Forever Strong dredges up every sports movie cliché and stereotype ever invented. (Cue the slow-mo in the rain.)
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
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Michael Ordoña
Los Angeles Times
September 26, 2008
The movie is well shot and edited, the rugby scenes are enjoyable (if likely puzzling to the uninitiated) and Strong's earnestness excuses at least some of its predictability.
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
September 24, 2008
The whole package here is warmed-over mush from a hundred other sports movies, a tale padded out with game footage, training sequences, absurd coincidences, life lessons that teach nothing and wasted casting.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Adam Markovitz
Entertainment Weekly
September 24, 2008
Shares the secret sin of many a pigskin pic: Despite all the macho posturing, the corny story is just as sappy as anything on Lifetime.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Stephen Garrett
Time Out
September 24, 2008
American rugby is the setting for this earnest sausage party of macho posturing, bro-dacious life lessons and value-focused sportsmanship that give wayward teens the strength to rise above sinful temptations.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/6
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Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice
September 24, 2008
Though director Ryan Little puts together a clean, professional package, at bottom this is a nearly-two-hour scrum of therapeutic direct encounters.