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Coach Carter Reviews

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March 18, 2011
With another in a long line of strong performances by Jackson, and some excellent basketball choreography, Coach Carter is fun, hopeful, occasionally silly and, what can I say, inspiring.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
December 22, 2010
Engaging film with a terrific message.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 16, 2009
Samuel Jackson returns to form behind a long string of disappointing performances as an ethically minded basketball coach at a tough inner city high school in Richmond, California.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
December 30, 2008
While the film is over the top at times, Coach Carter has a big heart that doesn't shy away from challenging the American education system.
December 11, 2008
By making the choices the filmmakers did here, we get a movie that may not be profound, but it's both highly entertaining for its sports and fascinating for its social issues.
Read More | Original Score: 74/100
December 11, 2008
...the movie is more concerned with the characters than with the sport. So it's a movie for anyone to enjoy.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
August 7, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 24, 2007
There's a kick butt performance from Samuel Jackson, the master of the take-no-prisoners motormouth school of acting, even if it is only a high school gym.
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March 1, 2007
Far from groundbreaking--in fact, it doesn't have an original bone in its body--but as inspirational sports movies go, it's not half-bad.
September 11, 2006
Its main flaws are an overabundance of sports-movie clichés and hackneyed phrases, but at least the final game doesn't have a predictable ending; I'll give it that much.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
April 1, 2006
On paper a routine sports yarn. On screen, thanks to Jackson refusing to phone it in, far more satisfying than you might expect.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 6, 2005
Cinematographer Sharon Meir and film editor Peter Berger brilliantly capture the magic, thrills and extraordinary talent of the fear-inspired players, putting their hearts and souls into the game.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
September 11, 2005
Formulaico, é verdade, mas inteligente o bastante para utilizar os clichês a seu favor, sem se esquecer de incluir bons diálogos e uma mensagem relevante.
| Original Score: 4/5
July 12, 2005
Slam Dunk!
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
July 5, 2005
Saved by bursts of energy and inventiveness.
July 5, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
June 12, 2005
Without Sam L. Jackson on hand, I suspect Coach Carter would be almost too generic to even deal with.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 26, 2005
[Jackson] is, of course, born to shout things at teenagers on basketball courts and he delivers all the time-honoured usual speeches with his customary brilliance
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 8, 2005
Over long and deeply manipulative, Coach Carter should nonetheless be praised for its far-from-fashionable celebration of personal advancement through academic achievement.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 7, 2005
Put this movie on your must see list and enjoy a truly uplifting sports story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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