Glory Road Reviews

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January 17, 2006
The team's accomplishments are here diluted into fodder for another of the producer's feel-good man-weepies.
January 17, 2006
Disney probably issues an instruction manual to directors assigned one of its inspirational sports movies.
January 17, 2006
It's a new year, so let's run through those sports movie clichés one more time.
January 16, 2006
'Glory Road' doesn't achieve cinematic glory because it fails to add personality or connect with anything below the surface.
January 15, 2006
Just a retread of an age old formula. The film had the potential to do something a little different with it, but didn't take the opportunity.
January 15, 2006
Glory Road really isn't a bad show - it's just an obvious one - and one wishes material of this historical import had received a more refined rendering.
January 14, 2006
Don't demean this picture. This isn't just one of the worst sports movies of all time; it can hold its own with the worst of any genre. If you're not a basketball fan, this film is boring, manipulative, and banal. If you are a basketball fan, it's worse.
January 14, 2006
A sweaty package of sports movie cliches.
January 14, 2006
Similarities between Glory Road and Remember the Titans (2000) are purely intentional.
January 14, 2006
Only a few quibblers are going to point out that Glory Road takes a fantastic real story and muddles it with sloppy storytelling that fails to trust the source material
January 14, 2006
The fact that it's loosely based on a historical event doesn't change anything. Formula is formula.
January 14, 2006
Another true(ish) story of a Vietnam-era sub-Mason-Dixon Line sports team played by and for Crackers, and the topsy-turvy struggle they must all undergo when the Blacks come and make them all feel intermittently uncomfortable and angry.
January 13, 2006
Lacking the gritty reality of the 1994 documentary Hoop Dreams, this Jerry Bruckheimer film, directed by newcomer James Gartner, converts a year in the life of a basketball team into a very conventional triumph of the underdogs.
January 13, 2006
OK, so you really don't need me to tell you about Glory Road if you've ever seen a sports movie before. Just get out your sports-movie-cliché checklist and a pencil.
January 13, 2006
Glory Road abandons the clinical and compelling storytelling of the great recent Disney hockey movie Miracle, and aims instead for the contrived sentimentality of the slightly less great Remember the Titans.
January 13, 2006
Really, the material is ripe for Hoop Dreams documentary treatment, but instead we get hoop hyperbole from producer Jerry Bruckheimer.
January 13, 2006
If the facts of the story are essentially true, their presentation is as formulaic as ever.
January 13, 2006
A well-meaning movie that slides downhill like a runaway ball of cheese.
January 13, 2006
Is it time already for another based-on-a-true-story feel-good Disney sports drama? Didn't that golf movie, The Greatest Game Ever Played, just come out?
January 13, 2006
Interviews with the real-life Haskins and others during the closing credits are more interesting than the movie, and suggest the story of this incredible team will be told best in a future documentary.
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