Cool Runnings Reviews

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Leonard Klady
Variety
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.
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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
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Entirely mediocre and forgettable
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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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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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
If you like underdog movies, you might like this one. Especially if you haven't seen very many.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Richard Harrington
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
A wholesome, engaging, frequently hilarious, ultimately inspirational film.