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Rudy Reviews

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Emanuel Levy
August 9, 2011
Well acted but overly familiar and sentimental sports tale of the underdog
Full Review | Original Score: C+
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
February 24, 2011
continues to make life seem a little better
Full Review | Original Score: B
Scott G. Mignola
Common Sense Media
January 2, 2011
Inspiring sports film about a real life underdog.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
September 28, 2008
With its faithful rendering of a true inspirational story, Rudy earns its irresistable inspirational movie for all ages. [Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Stephen Farber
May 29, 2008
Sean Astin is utterly winning...

TV Guide's Movie Guide
March 26, 2007
An inconsequential, if moving, contribution to the sports-movie genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Top Critic
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
March 26, 2007
[A] well-crafted piece of middle-American uplift.
Top Critic
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Directed with composure, but no great fervour, the film's conspicuously uninterested in American football, and much concerned with testing the limits and the resilience of the American dream.
Gabe Leibowitz
September 21, 2005
Shamelessly manipulative, but who cares when it's so damn uplifting?
| Original Score: 3/5
Clint Morris
March 31, 2005
An uplifting and inspiring battle-against-the-odds movie
| Original Score: 3/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
September 19, 2004
seriously heartwarming
| Original Score: 3/5
Audrey Rock-Richardson
Tooele Transcript-Bulletin (Utah)
June 30, 2004
Perhaps the greatest sports movie in film history.
| Original Score: 5/5
David Leonard
December 2, 2003
Sentiment trumps politics.
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
July 20, 2003
A salute to a pint-sized football player with heart
Top Critic
Stephen Holden
New York Times
May 20, 2003
For all its patness, the movie also has a gritty realism that is not found in many higher-priced versions of the same thing, and its happy ending is not the typical Hollywood leap into fantasy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
March 23, 2003
One of those inspirational films that you can't help but like.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum
March 4, 2003
Tired "against all odds" picture.
| Original Score: 1/5
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal
October 29, 2002
Terrific-but-manipulative drama about the power of following one's dreams.
| Original Score: 4/5
Alex Keen
September 13, 2002
A magical film.
| Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 12, 2001
It's Ruettiger's persistence that his teammates and the film celebrate. For that, Rudy earns a rousing cheer.
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