Glory Road Reviews

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March 22, 2011
Like most sports films Glory Road works best when it is actually showcasing its sport ... off the court, however, it's alternately flat and didactic. Director Gartner goes to great pains to drill the films message in, early and often.
February 2, 2009
Glory Road doesn't have any of the individual moments that humanized Hoosiers, The Rookie, and Miracle. It's a feel-good sports movie by the numbers.
July 23, 2008
Playing out like Remember The Titans for basketball fans, Glory Road is yet another would-be inspirational true story that follows sports-movie conventions.
March 25, 2008
First-time director James Gartner observes all the rituals--the coach busting chops, the team sneaking out to party--but the players are indifferently characterized and the civil rights story has a fake Black History Month feel.
May 2, 2007
Why must Hollywood lace every African-American drama with elements of comedy, as if black people find everything comical?
April 8, 2007
It isn't meant to be a movie that makes us think, or that makes us uneasy in any way. It's meant to make us feel good.
March 24, 2007
Trying to make a sports movie for the entire family is understandable, but it makes a complicated story like Glory Road feel more like Disney than reality.
December 12, 2006
This is the type of story that's better suited to the documentary format.
November 27, 2006
An underdog sports movie by the numbers.
May 18, 2006
Determinado a ressaltar a importância da história que está contando, o filme mergulha em erros factuais, maniqueísmos e clichês, transformando algo significativo em puro água-com-açúcar.
May 12, 2006
Gartner makes a hash of the game scenes and must resort to voiceover sportscasters to explain what's happening.
February 21, 2006
The true story is fascinating, groundbreaking and inspirational. It's a shame the cinematic treatment is predictable, conventional and trite.
February 4, 2006
The problem is not that they made the wrong movie, but that the movie they decided to make wasn't very good.
February 1, 2006
A great documentary could emerge from this story -- a film that deserves it.
February 1, 2006
It's a safe and succinct tribute to a powerful true story, a breezy historical drama that aims for the gut more than the heart. And it succeeds in only that dimension, as an inescapably escapist one-course meal. But what history it has to work with.
January 29, 2006
when dealing with the blatant racism depicted here, a film should be held to a higher standard
January 21, 2006
Grappling with cliches, it's a sappy slam-dunk, formulating yet another slick underdog sports story.
January 19, 2006
Paved with self-important statements from the opening whistle ... I'm surprised Rosa Parks didn't show up for the bus ride when the Miners make the NCAA tourney to play the all-white Kentucky Wildcats
January 17, 2006
Despite a noble effort this film comes off as 'Hoosiers' lite
January 17, 2006
The team's accomplishments are here diluted into fodder for another of the producer's feel-good man-weepies.
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