The Winning Season Reviews

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Stephen Holden
New York Times
September 3, 2010
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 | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
September 3, 2010
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 | Original Score: 3/4
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Sheri Linden
Los Angeles Times
September 2, 2010
The story deepens through the clownish, heartbreaking exertions of Rockwell's gruff misfit, still working things out at the final buzzer.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
September 2, 2010
A predictable and cliched dramady.
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Eric Hynes
Time Out
September 1, 2010
Forget AA; according to the movies, there's no better cure for alcoholism or depression than good ol' precollegiate athletic coaching.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Melissa Anderson
Village Voice
August 31, 2010
The Winning Season respects its misfits (and its audience) by not stripping away their foibles in the service of sports-movie clichés.