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Cool Runnings Reviews

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Marc Lee
Daily Telegraph
December 18, 2014
Cool Runnings is a charming tale of determined underdogs, with plenty of laughs, moments of real tension, and five engaging performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Charles Cassady
Common Sense Media
December 14, 2010
Delightful, tween-friendly story of Jamaican bobsledders.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

July 31, 2008
A spirited -- if sentimental and conventional -- movie...

TV Guide's Movie Guide
March 21, 2007
Cool Runnings doesn't even rate a bronze medal as either sports film or comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Leonard Klady
March 21, 2007
The offbeat, fact-based saga is enlivened by the perfect balance of humor, emotion and insight and should be one of the true sleepers among fall box office releases.
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Time Out
February 9, 2006
Travelogue shots of happy Jamaicans dancing in the sun give way to patronising comedy.
Steve Crum
June 11, 2005
One of Candy's best as coach of an Olympic bobsled team.
| Original Score: 4/5
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
April 13, 2004
A energia do elenco e a inspiradora premissa (baseada em fatos reais) convencem o espectador a ignorar os vários clichês e a torcer desesperadamente pelos bravos jamaicanos.
| Original Score: 4/5
Dragan Antulov
January 21, 2004
Entertaining and uplifting.
Full Review| Original Score: 6/10
Christopher Null
October 7, 2003
While the film is cute and charming, it isn't without its copious cliches. All in all, it's pretty much as expected.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Fred Topel
July 14, 2003
In the tradition of Mighty Ducks, here's another great Rocky story from Disney.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 21, 2003
A cute, buoyant sports fantasy, jolted along by a reggae soundtrack and playfully acted by an appealing cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Scott Weinberg
July 26, 2002
Better than it looks. I know, it shocked me too.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Richard Harrington
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
A wholesome, engaging, frequently hilarious, ultimately inspirational film.
Hollis Chacona
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Often silly but almost never funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
The ghost of Stepin Fetchit is hovering in the tropical ether.
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James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
Entirely mediocre and forgettable
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
The setting and characters were so unique that the film quickly overcame its shortcomings to become a very satisfying piece of movie entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
The considerable warmth, humour and persistence of the cast soon have you rooting for these underdogs.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Scott Renshaw
January 1, 2000
It's a film about success coming from hard work and determination, and it's a film I would be glad to take a family to see. That's a rarity, and it's worth praise on its own level.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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