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Glory Road Reviews

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½ October 2, 2017
This movie has pretty much all the boxes checked when it comes to inspirational sport story, but being formulaic means that it is also extremely forgettable, even with Josh Lucas's commanding performance.
August 7, 2017
Best movie. I'd give it 10 stars if I could
May 1, 2017
Glory road is a true story, and I think Don Haskins is a hero to show people anyone can play basketball Don Haskins stopped racism with sports so to me he is a hero! And it is a good movie to enjoy
March 17, 2017
A waste of time, also one of the most boring movies about basketball ever!
February 26, 2017
A must watch for any basketball fan, but goes much deeper and stands on its own as a great movie.
½ February 21, 2017
Real good movie, didn't know the true story of this, acting was kinda meh, but the story was very strong
January 28, 2017
This is s true story. This movie is a good movie and it can teach you how to play and how to get a long with your team. For having it be a true story about College basketball it is a good movie if you are a basketball fan!! It is interesting how the story is true. And it was a funny movie I think and good music to this movie!! See this good basketball movie!! It will blow you a way!! This movie will teach you Not to be racist and I believe that Don Haskins is a hero for telling people that any one can play basketball!! And doesn't matter what you look like, so Don is a hero for stopping People from being racist and anyone can play basketball or any sport!
January 3, 2017
It's about as formulaic as any other Disney Sports me. It's Remember the Titans in basketball format.
½ December 16, 2016
A truly exciting movie intensified by the great game of basketball, creating a real sport full of great movie strong and intense scenes, framed on the racial background of 65-66
½ November 17, 2016
Washed over a lot. And didnt care for portrayal of Kentucky as Ultimate Villains
½ October 11, 2016
I loved the 60s aesthetic of the movie and the fact that it's based on a true story made it very enjoyable. The performances were fairly good despite all its flaws.
March 19, 2016
The only big that I didn't like was the picking of an all black team for the final. Went too far in proving the point.
½ March 4, 2016
"Glory Road" is another sports movie that tackles issues of race. It's the type of movie I can really get into because the subject matter interests me. I think it is a very good addition to movies of this genre.
February 25, 2016
Formulaic as it may be, this rousing, inspiring sports movie is powered by strong direction from James Garner, a driven leading performance by Josh Lucas, and an uplifting subtext about overcoming racism and hatred in the name of love and equality.
½ January 13, 2016
I don't understand why this film in the Disney cannon has been forgotten after the past decade! Yeah, okay, it's "Remember the Titans", but with basketball. It's just that there is something special about this feature which makes it stand out!
November 15, 2015
In my opinion this is the most underrated sports movie. Miracle will always be my favorite sports movie. This, however, is a very close second. The action shots of the Basketball in this movie are exhilarating. The acting is exceptional as well.

Another thing that I praise this movie for is the wa it addresses segregation. It seems that movies about black people recovering segregation is becoming a new genre. However, this movie shows the darker side of segregation. We've all heard about Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King, but the truth is that segregation got a lot worse than not letting black people eat at a restaurant or whatever. This movie shows several scenes where the black people fear for their lives. It's also not just about black people overcoming others doubts, but about whites and blacks becoming a team. Not every white person in the 60's was evil, and not every black person was a perfect person.

I was shocked to see it only have a 55% critic score. Obviously some people don't have hearts.
October 15, 2015
Quite a moving and touching film. Really well portrayed by all those involved
½ September 14, 2015
Good heartwarming story that is about as generic a sports movie as you will find.
August 30, 2015
Although the storyline is quite touching, I did find the movie predictable and corny in parts. The fact that it's based on a true story, saved the film but I have seen this type of concept many times before. The movie was released at the peak of heroic sport movies like Gridiron Gang, We Are Marshall and Invicible so it went down well with audiences and it made a healthy profit. Anyway, the film is about a basketball coach, Don Haskins, who is out to find the best players to play for a small Texas Western College. After looking at many players, he finally recruits a few black players to join his team, which doesn't go down well with the people of that state. Whilst out on the road playing against various teams, the players have to go through some gruesome racism which nearly breaks there moral but the tough couch holds the team together and he makes them focus on the things that are important. Against all odds, the successful team changed history by becoming the first all black team to win a championship so it's quite an emotional film, especially the bonus footage of the real Don Haskins. After watching movies like Coach Carter with Samuel L. and Remember the Titans with Denzel, I honestly don't think that Josh Lucas was the perfect choice to portray such a powerful individual. I liked the chemistry between the players and they did pull of some good moves on the court but there's been too many movies after this, that have been a lot better. Average!

What happened to Josh Lucas's career? At one point, he was in big movies like A Beautiful Mind, the Lincoln Lawyer, J.Edgar and Hulk but he wasn't the leading actor in those films. At 44, he still has a way to go before he becomes a household name but he has a Kevin Costner style of acting which is always needed in movies. As this movie was made under the Walt Disney umbrella, it was obvious that it was going to be a feel good movie that will touch your heart. It's the only movie directed by James Gartner so I can't really compare his previous work to this film. His only experience was on a short in 1983 as a producer so he really hasn't got that much experience in the movie making world. With that in mind, this movie made quite a bit of money at the box office so I'm surprised that he hasn't made any other movies. Anyway, it's a feel good movie about a man who searched for perfection from all of his players, no matter what colour they were and his determination and brutal training paid off at the end.

Budget: N/A
Worldwide Gross: $43million

I recommend this movie to people who are into their sports/biopic movies about a basketball coach who hired the first black players to try and get the perfect team. 4/10
½ July 27, 2015
has the unfortunate fate of always being compared (and lacking) against Remember the Titans. still manageable though, but that's just because it's an inherently interesting story - not because of anything Gartner or the actors necessarily brought to it
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