• PG, 1 hr. 34 min.
  • Drama, Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Fred Durst
    In Theaters:
    Aug 22, 2008 Wide
    On DVD:
    Dec 2, 2008
  • The Weinstein Company


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The Longshots Reviews

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Neil Pond
American Profile

Despite its roots in real life, much of The Longshots feels like Hollywood stirring the pot.

Full Review Source: American Profile | Original Score: 2/5

September 28, 2011
Mark Bazer
Boston Phoenix

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 Source: Boston Phoenix | Original Score: 1.5/4

April 23, 2009
Chris Bumbray
JoBlo's Movie Emporium

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 Source: JoBlo's Movie Emporium | Original Score: 6/10

February 27, 2009
Michael Dequina

Durst's surprisingly gentle and understated direction lends the proceedings authenticity even when they cover the most pro forma ground.

Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com | Original Score: 3/4

February 12, 2009
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

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 Source: Groucho Reviews | Original Score: 2/4

December 28, 2008
Christian Toto
Donne Tempo

Ice Cube brings his family film "A" game to The Longshots

Full Review Source: Donne Tempo | Original Score: 3/4

December 19, 2008
Pete Hammond

A winner for the whole family.

Full Review Source: Hollywood.com | Original Score: 3/5

November 20, 2008
Harper Baines
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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It is unabashedly sentimental and, at times sincerely touching, mainly when Ice Cube and Palmer are alone together on the screen.

Full Review Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Original Score: C+

October 18, 2008
Ethan Alter
Film Journal International

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.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

September 8, 2008
Michael Dance
The Cinema Source

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 Source: The Cinema Source | Original Score: B+

September 5, 2008
Sean Gandert
Paste Magazine

It's a by-the-numbers Hollywood movie, but a surprisingly competent one.

Full Review Source: Paste Magazine | Original Score: 52/100

September 4, 2008
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Film Threat

Yet another inspirational sports flick.

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 2/5

September 2, 2008
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

A Disney wannabe, Fred Durst's girl power sports flick is ho hum and very forgettable...

Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed | Original Score: 2/4

August 29, 2008
Todd Gilchrist
IGN Movies

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 Source: IGN Movies | Original Score: 2/5

August 29, 2008
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review

...sensitive, well-attuned performances [from] Ice Cube and [Keke] Palmer...

Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review | Original Score: 3/5

August 29, 2008
Jackie K. Cooper

Not maudlin enough to make it memorable

Full Review Source: jackiekcooper.com | Original Score: 6/10

August 28, 2008
Gregory Kirschling
Entertainment Weekly
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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 Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B-

August 28, 2008
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

None of the scenes snap, crackle or pop.

Full Review Source: Creative Loafing | Original Score: 2/4

August 26, 2008
Charles Koplinski
Illinois Times

Predictable and uninspiring.

Full Review Source: Illinois Times | Original Score: 2.0/4

August 24, 2008
Kam Williams

A pleasant, if predictable, tale of female empowerment ideal for the under ten set.

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

August 24, 2008
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