• 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

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.

Stephen Holden
New York Times
Top Critic
January 1, 2000

Conveys some of the thrill and ferocity of ice hockey while skillfully folding together multiple personal dramas.

Mike Antonucci
San Jose Mercury News
Top Critic
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.

Roger Ebert
At the Movies
Top Critic
January 1, 2000

Mystery, Alaska is sweet, pleasant, low-key, inoffensive and unnecessary.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Gene Seymour
Newsday
Top Critic
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.

Sean Means
Film.com
Top Critic
January 1, 2000

Raucously funny.

Tom Keogh
Film.com
Top Critic
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.

Robert Philpot
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Top Critic
January 1, 2000

It triumphs over its own cliches, formula and manipulation to become thoroughly entertaining.

Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
Top Critic
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
Steven Rosen
Denver Post
Top Critic
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.

Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
Top Critic
April 27, 2007

Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005


Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Top Critic
February 21, 2004

Annlee Ellingson
Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002


Boston Phoenix
March 24, 2002

Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic
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
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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