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The Longshots Reviews

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Neil Pond
American Profile
September 28, 2011
Despite its roots in real life, much of The Longshots feels like Hollywood stirring the pot.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Mark Bazer
Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2009
The script may have taken an hour to write, and I hope they got a bulk rate on generic inspirational music, but Cube and his young co-star, Keke Palmer, are plenty charismatic, and Durst doesn't knock over the camera.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Chris Bumbray
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
February 27, 2009
It has a nice message, and despite the fact that I feel he's been totally emasculated over the years, Cube remains a solid actor.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Michael Dequina
February 12, 2009
Durst's surprisingly gentle and understated direction lends the proceedings authenticity even when they cover the most pro forma ground.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
December 28, 2008
That's the problem with this well-intentioned celebration of the spirit of Title IX: it wants so badly to be liked that it tries to blend into the crowd. [Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Christian Toto
Donne Tempo
December 19, 2008
Ice Cube brings his family film "A" game to The Longshots
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Pete Hammond
November 20, 2008
A winner for the whole family.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Harper Baines
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
October 18, 2008
It is unabashedly sentimental and, at times sincerely touching, mainly when Ice Cube and Palmer are alone together on the screen.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Ethan Alter
Film Journal International
September 8, 2008
Cube and Durst have certainly survived worse career flops, but the chances of them working together again on a film? Let's just say it's a longshot.
Michael Dance
The Cinema Source
September 5, 2008
It's rare to see a well-made movie that empowers young girls the way this one does. So who am I to complain about the plot being formulaic?
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Sean Gandert
Paste Magazine
September 4, 2008
It's a by-the-numbers Hollywood movie, but a surprisingly competent one.
Full Review | Original Score: 52/100
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Film Threat
September 2, 2008
Yet another inspirational sports flick.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
August 29, 2008
A Disney wannabe, Fred Durst's girl power sports flick is ho hum and very forgettable...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Todd Gilchrist
IGN Movies
August 29, 2008
The based-on-a-true-story tale of Pop Warner's first female quarterback is a feelgood picture with not a single convention out of place that manages not to offend even if it also doesn't offer a single shred of originality.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
August 29, 2008
...sensitive, well-attuned performances [from] Ice Cube and [Keke] Palmer...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jackie K. Cooper
August 28, 2008
Not maudlin enough to make it memorable
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Top Critic
Gregory Kirschling
Entertainment Weekly
August 28, 2008
The most surprising thing about the inspirational sports movie The Longshots is not that there isn't already an inspirational sports movie with that exact name. The big shock is that the director Fred Durst -- and he doesn't do half bad.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
August 26, 2008
None of the scenes snap, crackle or pop.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Charles Koplinski
Illinois Times
August 24, 2008
Predictable and uninspiring.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.0/4
Kam Williams
August 24, 2008
A pleasant, if predictable, tale of female empowerment ideal for the under ten set.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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