• PG, 2 hr. 3 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:    Charles Binamé
  • In Theaters:    Nov 30, 2007 Wide
  • On DVD:    Dec 11, 2007
  • Palm Pictures

Maurice Richard (The Rocket) Reviews

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Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice
Top Critic
November 27, 2007

There's not much, finally, to lift this thing above its necessarily niche appeal.

Ronnie Scheib
Top Critic
December 5, 2007

Every bit as single-minded as its French-Canadian protagonist, pic drowns a potentially interesting story in careful literalism and elaborate period detail.

Donald J. Levit
Film Threat
June 5, 2007

The film may move Montrealers but will excite few others.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out New York
Top Critic
November 29, 2007

Full Review | Original Score: 3/6
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
Top Critic
May 6, 2006

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Adam Schubak
TV Guide's Movie Guide
October 5, 2007

Sure, it has all of the elements of an underdog tale that has been done time and time again, but it ultimately becomes so much more.

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Angela Baldassarre
April 30, 2006

Fans of Maurice Richard will find "The Rocket" exhilarating and moving.

Frank Lovece
Film Journal International
December 4, 2007

Overriding any such quibbles is Dupuis' utterly immersed performance and the film's sheer visual beauty. Aside from director Binamé's other talents, he actually makes hockey play comprehensible.

Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic
December 5, 2007

A well-made, inspirational effort that beautifully conveys its period and milieu.

Bob Mondello
Top Critic
October 18, 2008

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