• R, 1 hr. 55 min.
  • Drama, Comedy
  • Directed By:    Jay Roach
  • In Theaters:    Oct 1, 1999 Wide
  • On DVD:    May 9, 2000
  • Buena Vista

Mystery, Alaska Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 26, 2010

Grown-up Mighty Ducks isn't meant for kids.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jean-François Vandeuren
Panorama
November 16, 2010

La preuve qu'il est encore possible de produire de belles choses lorsque la passion est au rendez-vous, même si cela signifie parfois travailler avec des matériaux usés...

Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
January 3, 2009

With so many characters and plotlines, it seems that TV king Kelley mistook this big-screen assignment for another network pilot.

Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 27, 2005

...completely inoffensive -- if you don't mind old ladies and little children saying shockingly rude things. But it's no Slap Shot, if that's what you wanted to know.

Full Review | Original Score: B-
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena
September 2, 2004

O roteiro cria uma série de subtramas que jamais se tornam relevantes e - o que é pior - mergulham no mais puro clichê.

| Original Score: 2/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
November 13, 2003

No matter how stale the storyline, these actors breathe fresh emotion into it.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
March 4, 2002

While sports may well be the toy department of life, hanging out there is often what creates and sustains community.

Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
February 28, 2002

The only thing that saves it from being total trash is the skill of the lead actors, who make the best out of nothing.

Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Tony Toscano
Citadel Broadcasting
January 1, 2000

The film plods along as slowly as a funeral procession on Therozine.

Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
January 1, 2000

At neither a comedy nor a drama does it come close to succeeding.

Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Edward Johnson-Ott
NUVO Newsweekly
January 1, 2000

Virtually all of Kelley's worst tendencies run unchecked in Mystery, Alaska.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jim Judy
Screen It!
January 1, 2000

Lacks the creative spark found in Kelley's TV shows.

Cody Clark
Mr. Showbiz
Top Critic
January 1, 2000

More hockey and less quirky drama might have saved this yawner.

Jessica Winter
Village Voice
Top Critic
January 1, 2000

Director Jay Roach has filmed possibly the first hockey match bereft of a single semiaerial shot.

John Petrakis
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic
January 1, 2000

There is no denying Kelley's ability to write a funny one-liner or pen a poignant speech, but this frustrating film has the potential to be much more than it is, especially with the collection of able actors on hand.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jay Carr
Boston Globe
Top Critic
January 1, 2000

Kelley is obviously aware that to make the move from TV to films he must fill his scripts with greater depth and density.

Tom Block
culturevulture.net
January 1, 2000

...its emotions are so counterfeit that the Treasury Department should be alerted.

Wendy Weinstein
Film Journal International
January 1, 2000

The cast...applies itself with such conviction, that one wishes the result had been worth the effort.

Jeff Millar
Houston Chronicle
Top Critic
January 1, 2000

Overpopulated with characters.

Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
Top Critic
January 1, 2000

Hockey film leaves you cold.

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