Miracle Reviews

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Victoria Alexander
Movie Reviews in Croatian
February 3, 2004
Not all inspirational stories about sports should be made into movies.
Jeanne Aufmuth
Palo Alto Weekly
February 3, 2004
Has oodles of historical sentiment to work with but chooses to travel a conventional road.
| Original Score: 2/4
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
February 5, 2004
often feels like an endurance test, but there is no denying the uplifting nature of the event
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena
November 30, 2005
Esquemático em toda a narrativa, é apenas mais um exemplo inferior do gênero "azarão-com-espírito-de-vencedor".
| Original Score: 2/5
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Jan Stuart
Newsday
February 5, 2004
Pretty standard inspirational fare.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Bill Muller
Arizona Republic
February 5, 2004
Even for a Disney sports movie, this is a treacly affair, complete with an Armageddon-style hero shot that just screams manipulation.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
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Elvis Mitchell
New York Times
February 5, 2004
This movie version of the 1980 United States Olympic hockey team's Cinderella season does a yeoman's job of recycling the day-old dough that passes for its story.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
February 6, 2004
[A] strenuously uplifting reactionary crowd pleaser.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
June 18, 2009
This isn't anyone's finest hour.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Keith Uhlich
Slant Magazine
February 1, 2004
Kurt Russell's performance transcends the film's unilateral politics to achieve a viewer-conversant three dimensions.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer
December 31, 2004
[It takes] a wonderful story and transforms it into by-the-numbers entertainment that doesn't show us anything new about hockey or this historic event.
| Original Score: 2/4
Anita Katz
San Francisco Examiner
May 1, 2004
You're glad that Brooks and his team have received the big-screen treatment that their story seems ideal for. But it's sad to see their excellence revisited in such a mediocre movie.
| Original Score: 2/4
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.
Andrea Chase
Killer Movie Reviews
February 4, 2004
a genre flick, the type usually found in a shorter format during a half-time show where swelling music and slo-mo substitute for genuine feeling
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Megan Lehmann
New York Post
February 6, 2004
A by- the-numbers re-telling of what Sports Illustrated dubbed the single greatest sports moment of the 20th century.
| Original Score: 2/4
Ed Gonzalez
City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul
February 5, 2004
Russell, perfectly cast, wears his character's 20 years of regret with supreme sadness.
Jeffrey Chen
Window to the Movies
February 5, 2004
Strangely disappointing because it only meets expectations, going faithfully by the sports-movie numbers.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Josh Larsen
Sun Publications (Chicago, IL)
February 5, 2004
...one of those uplifting, patriotic movies you could get thrown in jail for disliking.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum
February 2, 2004
When a dedication to Brooks appeared at the film's end, the audience gave the coach a standing ovation -- too bad the rest of the film couldn't inspire them in the same way.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
February 4, 2004
An acceptably middlebrow drama that asks nothing more of its audience members than to cheer at the appropriate moments.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Top Critic
Bob Mondello
NPR.org
October 18, 2008

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Boston Phoenix
February 7, 2004
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
February 7, 2004
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