• PG, 1 hr. 38 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Jon Turteltaub
    In Theaters:
    Oct 1, 1993 Wide
    On DVD:
    Jul 17, 2001
  • Disney

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Cool Runnings Reviews

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

| Original Score: 2/5

June 4, 2003
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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Entirely mediocre and forgettable

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 2/4

January 1, 2000
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

| Original Score: 2/5

August 16, 2002
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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The ghost of Stepin Fetchit is hovering in the tropical ether.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

January 1, 2000
Hollis Chacona
Austin Chronicle

Often silly but almost never funny.

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 2/5

January 1, 2000
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

| Original Score: 2/5

July 23, 2005

Time Out
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Travelogue shots of happy Jamaicans dancing in the sun give way to patronising comedy.

Full Review Source: Time Out

February 9, 2006

TV Guide's Movie Guide

Cool Runnings doesn't even rate a bronze medal as either sports film or comedy.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 2.5/4

March 21, 2007
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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If you like underdog movies, you might like this one. Especially if you haven't seen very many.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 2.5/4

January 1, 2000
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com

Better than it looks. I know, it shocked me too.

| Original Score: 3/5

July 26, 2002
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium

| Original Score: 3/5

September 6, 2002
Charles Cassady
Common Sense Media

Delightful, tween-friendly story of Jamaican bobsledders.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 3/5

December 14, 2010
Felix Gonzalez Jr.
DVD Review

| Original Score: 3/5

September 5, 2007
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com

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 Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 3/5

October 7, 2003
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

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

April 13, 2004
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal

| Original Score: 3/5

August 22, 2003
Dragan Antulov
rec.arts.movies.reviews

Entertaining and uplifting.

Full Review | Original Score: 6/10

January 21, 2004
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily

| Original Score: 3/5

October 5, 2005
Steve Crum
Video-Reviewmaster.com

One of Candy's best as coach of an Olympic bobsled team.

| Original Score: 4/5

June 11, 2005
Leonard Klady
Variety
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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.

Full Review Source: Variety

March 21, 2007
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