Glory Road Reviews
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.
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.
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
ClichÃ (C) to hell too, but if it ain't broke though, why not.