Radio

Radio

36%

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32% The Giver $6.4M
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66% The Hundred-Foot Journey $5.3M
19% Into The Storm $3.8M

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Radio Reviews

Robert Koehler
Variety
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April 16, 2009
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
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June 24, 2006
Ed Park
Village Voice
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Based-on- a-true-story kitschfest.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

October 28, 2003
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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[Y]et another movie that takes a mentally challenged character and turns him into this kind of deity, this saint-like mascot who everybody else learns life lessons from.

Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper

October 27, 2003
Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
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Gooding once again embarrasses himself in public with a performance that knows no shame, a habit he's getting frighteningly at ease with these days.

October 24, 2003
Philip Kennicott
Washington Post
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A train wreck of a film lying inert where the tracks of the Feel Good Line cross the Path of Good Intentions.

October 24, 2003
Claudia Puig
USA Today
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Though probably well-intentioned, Radio comes off as manipulative of its audience and exploitative of the mentally challenged.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 2/4

October 24, 2003
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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Rarely have good intentions been wrapped in such a sticky package.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 2/5

October 24, 2003
Erik Lundegaard
Seattle Times
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We live in a winner-take-all culture, and Radio suggests there are more important things in life.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 2.5/4

October 24, 2003
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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Cuba Gooding Jr. falls victim to the Nell syndrome, in which a vibrant, loquacious actor decides that the road to an Oscar nomination is to wear a slack expression and a set of Nutty Professor teeth.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 2/4

October 24, 2003
Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
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It's still a tear-jerker, but it doesn't make you feel like a jerk for tearing up.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 3/5

October 24, 2003
Bob Campbell
Newark Star-Ledger
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The game plan is Inspiration or Death.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger

October 24, 2003
Connie Ogle
Miami Herald
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Trailers make it seem as though Radio is all about football, but it's not, and once the film leaves the fall sport behind it wanders around in no particular direction until it reaches an abrupt, poorly executed ending.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald

October 24, 2003
Eric Harrison
Houston Chronicle
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I'm happy to report Radio is tolerable. Better than tolerable, in fact, but not much better.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle | Original Score: C+

October 24, 2003
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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Every once in a while human nature expresses itself in a way we can feel good about, and this is one of those times.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3/4

October 24, 2003
Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
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After some student and parental resistance, a medley of obvious platitudes and great bathos washes over the place, and everybody is righteously lifted up where they belong.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 2/4

October 24, 2003
Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
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A lot better than the Muzak it threatens to be, but, ultimately, not good enough to keep our itchy fingers off the dial.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2.5/4

October 24, 2003

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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October 24, 2003
John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press
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Of course I should know better, but the movie had me blubbering from its first down.

Full Review Source: Detroit Free Press | Original Score: 3/4

October 24, 2003
Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
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Please, Hollywood, no more inspiration, particularly if it feels about as authentic as canned laughter.

| Original Score: C

October 24, 2003
Jami Bernard
New York Daily News
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A lot of whitewash is poured over a subject solely to wring emotion from the hapless viewer.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 1/4

October 24, 2003
Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
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The result is just as the filmmakers hoped. You'd have to hold a stubborn defensive line not to be moved by this film's heart.

Full Review Source: Denver Post | Original Score: 2.5/4

October 24, 2003
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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It's hard to say what's more offensive about the out-of-tune Radio -- Cuba Gooding Jr. trying to ingratiate himself by mugging up a storm as a mentally challenged man, or the mawkish narrative surrounding him like so much syrup.

| Original Score: 1/4

October 23, 2003
Stephen Holden
New York Times
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A synthetic mush of molasses-soaked pablum.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2/5

October 23, 2003
Rex Reed
New York Observer
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With his goofy sweetness, docile uncertainty and indestructible determination to succeed, I found Mr. Gooding as unique and inspiring as Radio himself.

Full Review Source: New York Observer

October 23, 2003
Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
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Rich has brought considerable depth to the roles he has created, which in turn allows Tollin to support Gooding's and Harris' fine portrayals with an array of performances of equally high caliber from a carefully selected cast.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 4/5

October 23, 2003
Philip Wuntch
Dallas Morning News
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Long on heart but short on surprises.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Original Score: C+

October 23, 2003
Bill Muller
Arizona Republic
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For some, the fine performances, combined with upbeat themes, will make Radio worth watching. But as a film, Radio manipulates more than it illuminates.

| Original Score: 3/5

October 23, 2003
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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Gary Smith wrote about Radio in Sports Illustrated. Now Hollywood is up with Mike Rich doing the script and Ed Harris as a composite coach trying to keep the tear-jerking below flood level. They fail.

| Original Score: 2/4

October 23, 2003
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
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The real Radio, and the real coach deserve better.

| Original Score: 2/4

October 23, 2003
Jan Stuart
Newsday
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Shameless inspirational pulp that does everything but hold a gun to your head to get you to stand up and cheer.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 1.5/4

October 23, 2003
Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Earnest to a fault, Radio tries so hard to be a feel-good movie, you might wind up feeling bad that you don't like it more.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 2.5/4

October 23, 2003
Scott Foundas
L.A. Weekly
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It's To Kill a Mockingbird by way of Remember the Titans, with all the subtlety you'd expect from director Mike Tollin.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

October 23, 2003
Robert K. Elder
Chicago Tribune
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Inoffensive family fare.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 2/4

October 23, 2003
Bob Townsend
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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Syrupy feel-good movie just doesn't ring true, despite Gooding's quietly dignified performance.

Full Review Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Original Score: C+

October 23, 2003
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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A movie overloaded with noble signifiers.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: C+

October 22, 2003
Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
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The cast ... manages to give thoughtful performances that salvage the film's integrity.

October 13, 2003
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