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
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

Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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-
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
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
February 8, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5

Film Threat
December 8, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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.
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
January 1, 2000
Conveys some of the thrill and ferocity of ice hockey while skillfully folding together multiple personal dramas.
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Mike Antonucci
San Jose Mercury News
January 1, 2000
You laugh often; you sniffle a bit; and you cheer loudly.
David Elliott
San Diego Union-Tribune
January 1, 2000
There is life, death and hockey. And if that is your trinity, then Mystery, Alaska is your kind of movie.
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Roger Ebert
At the Movies
January 1, 2000
Mystery, Alaska is sweet, pleasant, low-key, inoffensive and unnecessary.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Gene Seymour
Newsday
January 1, 2000
Mystery, Alaska is fun to watch, even if you're not a hockey fan, thanks to an appealing cast and some exciting game scenes.
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Sean Means
Film.com
January 1, 2000
Raucously funny.
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Tom Keogh
Film.com
January 1, 2000
Roach has to deal with some pure corn at the end, but he pulls it off and guides the actors to and through far better moments.
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Robert Philpot
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
January 1, 2000
It triumphs over its own cliches, formula and manipulation to become thoroughly entertaining.
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Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
January 1, 2000
Mystery operates under the basic set-up of the jock flick but fills in the spaces with a loose sense of humor and smart human interest.
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
January 1, 2000
Fine ensemble performances.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Steven Rosen
Denver Post
January 1, 2000
Mystery, Alaska has affection and understanding for small-time life.
Sandra Ramani
Citysearch
January 1, 2000
Mystery is made up of quirky characters, charming storylines and an often funny and affecting script, all brought to life by excellent actors.
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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
April 27, 2007
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005
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Atlanta Journal-Constitution
February 21, 2004
Annlee Ellingson
Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002

Boston Phoenix
March 24, 2002
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
February 14, 2001
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Empire Magazine
January 1, 2000
Louis B. Hobson
Jam! Movies
January 1, 2000
Cynthia Fuchs
Philadelphia City Paper
January 1, 2000
Susan Granger
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
Gary Brown
Houston Community Newspapers
January 1, 2000
Mac Verstandig
Moviereviews.org
January 1, 2000
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