• PG-13, 1 hr. 44 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    James C. Strouse
    In Theaters:
    Sep 3, 2010 Limited
    On DVD:
    Nov 23, 2010
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The Winning Season Reviews

Stephen Holden
New York Times
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In its final lap The Winning Season collapses into a sentimental farce that even Mr. Rockwell, now playing the clown, cannot redeem from cringe-inducing hokum.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2.5/5

September 3, 2010
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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Rockwell does a typically fine job -- he's funny, touching and appalling -- as an alcoholic mess of a former high school basketball coach who's been reduced to washing dishes in a restaurant.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 3/4

September 3, 2010
Sheri Linden
Los Angeles Times
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The story deepens through the clownish, heartbreaking exertions of Rockwell's gruff misfit, still working things out at the final buzzer.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 3/5

September 2, 2010
Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
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A predictable and cliched dramady.

Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter

September 2, 2010
Eric Hynes
Time Out New York
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Forget AA; according to the movies, there's no better cure for alcoholism or depression than good ol' precollegiate athletic coaching.

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

September 1, 2010
Melissa Anderson
Village Voice
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The Winning Season respects its misfits (and its audience) by not stripping away their foibles in the service of sports-movie clichés.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

August 31, 2010
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