• Madison
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Madison Reviews

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Peter Sobczynski

It is done with such sincerity and good feeling that I found myself far more interested in the proceedings that I could have possibly expected.

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

April 25, 2005
Brett Buckalew

Unembarrassed with its rah-rah populism, the movie is definitely anti-cynicism, and often quite enjoyable in its sincerity.

Full Review Source: FilmStew.com

April 22, 2005
Tom Keogh
Seattle Times
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A touching, spirited family movie that, in the Rocky tradition, is about a sports challenge that represents the hopes and aspirations of characters with little reason to expect success.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times

April 22, 2005
David Elliott
San Diego Union-Tribune

Direct, folksy, more than a bit boosterish, the movie pulls you along to the wow finish.

Full Review Source: San Diego Union-Tribune

April 22, 2005
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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What is it about Indiana that inspires movies about small-town dreamers who come from behind to win?

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3/4

April 21, 2005
Bob Longino
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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Hilarious, thrilling, toon-like martial arts flick that's an absolute joy to watch.

Full Review Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Original Score: A-

April 21, 2005
Michael Esposito
Chicago Tribune
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Caviezel and McCormack manage to portray the stress-filled lives of the McCormicks with a low-key intensity that underscores the couples' frustrations and anxieties.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 3/4

April 21, 2005
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

An old-fashioned tale about the real life struggle of a small Indiana community to come alive again.

Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice | Original Score: 3/5

April 21, 2005
Annlee Ellingson
Boxoffice Magazine

It succeeds. Recalling a sweeter era in filmmaking, Madison is a movie you can watch with your grandmother.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Original Score: 3/5

October 20, 2002
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...the film's storyline follows an exceedingly familiar trajectory.

Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: 2/4

October 22, 2005
Daniel Eagan
Film Journal International

As the clichés mount up, it's easy to see why the film has been waiting for a release since 2001.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

April 29, 2005
Jeffrey Overstreet
Christianity Today

Madison only reinforces stereotypes that 'old-fashioned' and 'small-town' mean 'good' while 'modern' and 'big city' mean 'bad.'

| Original Score: 1.5/4

April 26, 2005
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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You've seen a movie that has the exact same scene after scene and the sport's just been different.

Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper

April 25, 2005
Ken Fox
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Even though it's based on a true story, writer-director William Bindley and his cowriting brother, Scott, manage to squeeze just about every sports-movie cliché ever invented into this tale.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 2.5/5

April 22, 2005
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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A stubbornly up-with-people schmaltzfest, it's the kind of corn that gives angst a good name.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 1.5/4

April 22, 2005
Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
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There isn't a scene, an action or a character that rings true, yet the narrative summary of the events that inspired it is a matter of record.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 1/4

April 22, 2005
Kyle Smith
New York Post
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Madison brings us the news that miracles really can happen, and an apparent case of divine intervention is the only reason this artifact is being dumped into theaters.

| Original Score: 1.5/4

April 22, 2005

E! Online

This one's a little soggy.

Full Review Source: E! Online | Original Score: C-

April 22, 2005
Kevin Crust
Los Angeles Times
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Near-comic predictability, 'What else could go wrong?' plotting and cliche-ridden screenplay sink it.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 2/5

April 21, 2005
William Arnold
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

The sport deserves a much better movie.

Full Review Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer | Original Score: C

April 21, 2005

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David Jenkins
Time Out New York
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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July 5, 2005

AV Club
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April 21, 2005
David Poland
Hot Button
January 7, 2003
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