Glory Road Reviews

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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.
November 27, 2006
An underdog sports movie by the numbers.
January 26, 2006
Glory Road is a rousing and worthy tribute to one of the most important college basketball teams and one of the most important championship games of all time.
January 17, 2006
The team's accomplishments are here diluted into fodder for another of the producer's feel-good man-weepies.
January 13, 2006
An appealing Disney sports movie that underplays its potential, Glory Road is at least a more satisfying basketball saga than last year's Coach Carter.
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
When a movie this corny still inspires, 'feel good' feels just right. Stay through the credits, when the 'real' coach and players talk, and you'll see the real Glory in this tale.
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
As Coach Haskins would say, it wins because it sticks to the fundamentals.
January 13, 2006
Glory Road is a pure Hollywood fantasy. As movie fiction, however, I guess it is entertaining enough.
January 13, 2006
In the end, a sports movie is only as good as the adrenalin rush it provides in the climactic match, and there, finally, Glory Road hits on all cylinders with nonstop action and a powerful emotional impact.
January 13, 2006
It's a well-trod path, this 'via de basketball,' but Glory Road makes it worth the trip.
January 13, 2006
If the facts of the story are essentially true, their presentation is as formulaic as ever.
January 13, 2006
Glory Road is a can't-lose slam dunk of a movie, the sort of film that charges right over its minor flaws thanks to good intentions, fine execution and a breathless air of excitement.
January 13, 2006
All involved with the project play the game with enthusiasm and purpose, which is all we really require from a committed team and an affirmative movie like this one.
January 13, 2006
While Bruckheimer and Co. stretch the gospel theme too far and leave no emotional waypoint unmarked, Glory Road largely works.
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?
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