Miracle Reviews

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Jeff Otto
IGN Movies
April 7, 2004
Director Gavin O'Connor has given us one of the greatest sports movies of all time and the best hockey movie this side of the comedic hockey masterpiece Slap Shot.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Brian Orndorf
FilmJerk.com
March 16, 2004
The film is about the moment of victory, and what a beautiful moment it was.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Mark Sells
CineScene.com
March 1, 2004
The film has many great moments, but dare I say, it's not melodramatic enough.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
February 27, 2004
Like all great sports movies, 'Miracle' is less a study of a competitive contest than it is a character analysis. And ho-hum, another great performance by Kurt Russell.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Stephen Himes
Flak Magazine
February 23, 2004
Gavin O'Connor takes a potentially jingoistic movie and makes it into a challenging little politcal statement--hey, you get the *puck* out of Afghanistan!
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
February 19, 2004
It’s a great sports movie that recreates an amazing moment in sports history with no frills.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Mark Sells
Film Threat
February 17, 2004
Although it struggles to reproduce the emotion of the moment, it emphatically reminds us that on one fateful Friday night, the impossible was possible.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Mark Palermo
Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
February 16, 2004
If Miracle weren't so passionate and finally affecting, it would be easy to dismiss its familiarity and overt jingosim as lazy screenwriting.
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
February 14, 2004
I admit I know next to nothing about sports. And I loved "Miracle."
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Top Critic
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
February 14, 2004
If you can tolerate all this phony uplift you'll also get a pretty interesting story about a shrewd Minnesota college coach named Herb Brooks.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
February 14, 2004
That it's so warmly nostalgic and so damn exciting (especially when you consider that, hey, we already know who won that game) is a minor miracle in its own right.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
James Rocchi
Netflix
February 13, 2004
Olympic hockey drama re-creates an unexpected victory and the blood, sweat, toil and tears that made it happen.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
February 13, 2004
[T]humbs up for this uplifting and inspirational movie about one of the great upsets in sports history.
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
February 13, 2004
An almost joyless movie...The only miracle is that O'Connor has taken a magnificently unpredictable story and turned it into a predictable one.
Cynthia Fuchs
Nitrate Online
February 13, 2004
While the sundry tensions among players and, especially, between players and coach, provide a modicum of drama, none is pursued to the point of detail.
Tony Toscano
Talking Pictures (U.S.)
February 12, 2004
...what makes the film a cut above is its spectacular camera work and well paced and meticulous attention to detail.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
February 12, 2004
Asking how it ends is like asking whether the boat sinks in Titanic. What makes Miracle special is its respect for every event that precedes the big game.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jim Chastain
Norman Transcript
February 12, 2004
I would like to have gotten to know some of the players a little bit better.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit
February 11, 2004
A basic, feel-good sports movie, but if you like that sort of thing, it isn't too bad
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Kit Bowen
Hollywood.com
February 11, 2004
Despite its been-there, done-that theme, Miracle stirs your emotions anyway...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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