Coach Carter Reviews

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September 27, 2018
A quality sports drama.
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.
December 22, 2010
Engaging film with a terrific message.
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.
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.
December 11, 2008
...the movie is more concerned with the characters than with the sport. So it's a movie for anyone to enjoy.
August 7, 2008
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.
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 clichs and hackneyed phrases, but at least the final game doesn't have a predictable ending; I'll give it that much.
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.
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.
September 11, 2005
Formulaico, verdade, mas inteligente o bastante para utilizar os clichs a seu favor, sem se esquecer de incluir bons dilogos e uma mensagem relevante.
July 12, 2005
Slam Dunk!
July 5, 2005
July 5, 2005
Saved by bursts of energy and inventiveness.
June 12, 2005
Without Sam L. Jackson on hand, I suspect Coach Carter would be almost too generic to even deal with.
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
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.
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