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The Mighty Ducks

The Mighty Ducks (1992)

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Average Rating: 3.1/10
Critic Reviews: 6
Fresh: 0 | Rotten: 6

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This fill-in-the-blanks children's comedy from Disney was such a success that it spawned a number of fill-in-the-blanks sequels -- along with a real-life professional hockey team. The basic story -- outcast coach handles a team of outcast kids and turns them from losers into winners -- has been told in a number of films, including Wildcats, The Bad News Bears, Hoosiers, and Youngblood. Here the sport is hockey. Emilio Estevez is Gordon Bombay, a high-powered lawyer haunted by an incident from

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Comedy, Kids & Family

Apr 11, 2000

Buena Vista Pictures

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All Critics (27) | Top Critics (6) | Fresh (4) | Rotten (23) | DVD (4)

Very lame ice-hockey flick.

June 24, 2006 Full Review Source: Time Out
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The film is remarkably oblivious to the fact that if the team weren't hell-bent on a championship, young moviegoers would be significantly less interested in its adventures.

May 20, 2003 Full Review Source: New York Times | Comment (1)
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It must be said that this movie is sweet and innocent, and that at a certain level it might appeal to younger kids. I doubt if its ambitions reach much beyond that.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times
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Those not yet wise to formulaic pablum are likely to enjoy this ice hockey kiddie ensemble comedy. But their older escorts might want to bring a novel and a flashlight, or a Walkman or portable television with earphones.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Washington Post | Comment (1)
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Steven Brill, who has a small role in the film, constructed the screenplay much as one would put together some of those particleboard bookcases from Ikea.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Washington Post
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A pleasing and entertaining sports film, and one that can be appreciated by a wider audience thanks to its solid writing, and strong performances.

August 1, 2014 Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed
Cinema Crazed

A light-hearted classic kids' sports movie.

January 1, 2011 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

Harmless enough, but its schematic retread of a screenplay and its lethargic acting detracts from the unassuming, passable entertainment it might have been.

March 9, 2009 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
TV Guide's Movie Guide

I chose to work as a cashier at a gas station over being an extra in this. I chose wisely.

April 11, 2003
Juicy Cerebellum

Kids play hockey. Part 1.

July 27, 2002
eFilmCritic.com

A poorly directed and utterly predictable yarn aimed at the small fry, who will probably be entertained by its simplicity.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

The script by Steven Brill is pure formula and totally predictable. He takes absolutely no chances.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Internet Reviews
Internet Reviews

I can understand why these unknown child actors were involved with this movie but as for the grown-ups, all I can figure is that they were each fulfilling some kind of community service obligation.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle
Austin Chronicle

Audience Reviews for The Mighty Ducks

The Mighty Ducks may not be the best family film, but for what it is, it's still a film that's enjoyable to watch with your family. For a Disney sports film, this is actually pretty good entertainment. The film is pretty funny and has a pretty decent cast of actors. Of all The Mighty Ducks films, this is the best film. Though this isn't the best sports film, The Mighty Ducks is still a worthwhile sports comedy that is much under appreciated. This is a very entertaining sports comedy, and though it's not as memorable as many other sports comedies, The Mighty Ducks is nonetheless a good film with good laughs. The film could have improved, sure but as a whole this still a very good, underrated film that though not perfect doesn't deserve the flack it has received. The cast is pretty enjoyable and director Stephen Herek directs an effective family film that is far better than most other Disney films that are just plain dumb such as Heavyweights. Emilio Estevez, although not in his best performance (for his best look at The Breakfast Club and Young Guns 1, 2) is good here. I thought this was better than the usual Disney output of mindless, dumb family oriented films, and this is a good film that is quite enjoyable despite its flaws. I enjoyed this, thought it was very amusing and fun to watch. For what it is, The Mighty Ducks is a much underrated family film does deliver a good, entertaining time for the family. Give it a chance and it may surprise you at how good this film really is.
November 26, 2011
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Jeff "The Dude" Lebowski

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THE MIGHTY DUCKS is a silly family comedy. I loved it as a kid; it's just okay now.
August 4, 2011
spielberg00

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An ok child comedy.
July 8, 2011
Deano78

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    1. Gordon Bombay: Why don't you play for us?
    2. Fulton Reed: I can't.
    3. Gordon Bombay: What do you mean you can't?
    4. Fulton Reed: I mean, I Can't!
    5. Gordon Bombay: What are you afraid?
    6. Fulton Reed: NoI mean I really can't you moron!!! I don't know how to skate!
    7. Gordon Bombay: Whoa. Is that all that's stopping ya?
    – Submitted by Joe N (11 months ago)
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