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


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Mystery, Alaska Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

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

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 3/5

December 26, 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 Source: Panorama | Original Score: 7/10

November 16, 2010

Film Threat

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 3/5

December 6, 2005
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

...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 Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | Original Score: B-

January 27, 2005
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

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

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4

November 13, 2003
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online

Full Review Source: Film Quips Online | Original Score: 3.5/5

February 8, 2003

Film Threat

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 3/5

December 8, 2002
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

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

Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice

March 4, 2002
Stephen Holden
New York Times
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Conveys some of the thrill and ferocity of ice hockey while skillfully folding together multiple personal dramas.

Full Review Source: New York Times

January 1, 2000
Mike Antonucci
San Jose Mercury News
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You laugh often; you sniffle a bit; and you cheer loudly.

January 1, 2000
David Elliott
San Diego Union-Tribune

There is life, death and hockey. And if that is your trinity, then Mystery, Alaska is your kind of movie.

Full Review Source: San Diego Union-Tribune

January 1, 2000
Roger Ebert
At the Movies
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Mystery, Alaska is sweet, pleasant, low-key, inoffensive and unnecessary.

Full Review Source: At the Movies | Original Score: 2.5/4

January 1, 2000
Gene Seymour
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Mystery, Alaska is fun to watch, even if you're not a hockey fan, thanks to an appealing cast and some exciting game scenes.

January 1, 2000
Sean Means
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Raucously funny.

January 1, 2000
Tom Keogh
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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.

January 1, 2000
Robert Philpot
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
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It triumphs over its own cliches, formula and manipulation to become thoroughly entertaining.

January 1, 2000
Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
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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.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News

January 1, 2000
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies

Fine ensemble performances.

| Original Score: 3/5

January 1, 2000
Steven Rosen
Denver Post
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Mystery, Alaska has affection and understanding for small-time life.

January 1, 2000
Sandra Ramani

Mystery is made up of quirky characters, charming storylines and an often funny and affecting script, all brought to life by excellent actors.

January 1, 2000
Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
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April 27, 2007
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005

Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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February 21, 2004
Annlee Ellingson
Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002

Boston Phoenix
March 24, 2002
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
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February 14, 2001
Urban Cinefile Critics
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February 14, 2001

Empire Magazine
January 1, 2000
Louis B. Hobson
Jam! Movies

January 1, 2000
Cynthia Fuchs
Philadelphia City Paper
January 1, 2000
Susan Granger
January 1, 2000
Gary Brown
Houston Community Newspapers
January 1, 2000
Mac Verstandig

January 1, 2000
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