Glory Road Reviews

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Joshua Starnes
ComingSoon.net
March 22, 2011
Like most sports films Glory Road works best when it is actually showcasing its sport ... off the court, however, it's alternately flat and didactic. Director Gartner goes to great pains to drill the films message in, early and often.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Tony Macklin
Bright Lights Film Journal
February 2, 2009
Glory Road doesn't have any of the individual moments that humanized Hoosiers, The Rookie, and Miracle. It's a feel-good sports movie by the numbers.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.0/5
Tim Grierson
Screendaily
July 23, 2008
Playing out like Remember The Titans for basketball fans, Glory Road is yet another would-be inspirational true story that follows sports-movie conventions.
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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
March 25, 2008
First-time director James Gartner observes all the rituals--the coach busting chops, the team sneaking out to party--but the players are indifferently characterized and the civil rights story has a fake Black History Month feel.
Kam Williams
DallasBlack.com
May 2, 2007
Why must Hollywood lace every African-American drama with elements of comedy, as if black people find everything comical?
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
Jette Kernion
Cinematical
April 8, 2007
It isn't meant to be a movie that makes us think, or that makes us uneasy in any way. It's meant to make us feel good.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
March 24, 2007
Trying to make a sports movie for the entire family is understandable, but it makes a complicated story like Glory Road feel more like Disney than reality.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
December 12, 2006
This is the type of story that's better suited to the documentary format.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Scott Tobias
AV Club
November 27, 2006
An underdog sports movie by the numbers.
Full Review | Original Score: C
James Plath
Movie Metropolis
November 19, 2006
Like Hoosiers, this Jerry Bruckheimer film is a David and Goliath sports saga that holds just as much suspense and interest no matter how many times you watch it.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Mark Moring
Christianity Today
August 24, 2006
It's Remember the Titans on the basketball court. Count it right up there with the best of Disney's fine sports flicks.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Michael Clawson
West Valley View
July 27, 2006
History wins in by-the-numbers sports flick ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
June 24, 2006
...it's ultimately rather difficult not to get caught up in this inspirational true-life tale.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena
May 18, 2006
Determinado a ressaltar a importância da história que está contando, o filme mergulha em erros factuais, maniqueísmos e clichês, transformando algo significativo em puro água-com-açúcar.
| Original Score: 2/5
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
May 12, 2006
Gartner makes a hash of the game scenes and must resort to voiceover sportscasters to explain what's happening.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Matt Pais
Metromix.com
May 4, 2006
A darn good story, told with enough conviction and impact to connect with people who don't know the difference between a three-pointer and a field goal.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
March 14, 2006
The familiar territory covered here may leave you wishing for something that digs deeper into the soul of a sportsman's passion.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Todd Jorgenson
Denton Record Chronicle (TX)
February 21, 2006
The true story is fascinating, groundbreaking and inspirational. It's a shame the cinematic treatment is predictable, conventional and trite.
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit
February 4, 2006
All you need to know: it's a sports movie about race produced by Jerry Bruckheimer
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
February 4, 2006
The problem is not that they made the wrong movie, but that the movie they decided to make wasn't very good.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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