Crooked Arrows Reviews

June 8, 2012
These aspects provide the film with a novel focus, even though all of its events are entirely predictable.
June 4, 2012
The lack of anything distinctive in execution or performance makes the film instantly forgettable.
June 3, 2012
It has charm and a refreshing cultural perspective, but the predictability is often too much to bear, tanking the potential for a proper big screen exploration of lacrosse.
June 2, 2012
If you can't guess where these "Crooked Arrows" are going, you aren't getting out enough. But Routh is wonderfully light and laid back here, perhaps thanks to the low stakes this tiny film has.
June 1, 2012
An entirely predictable script that chugs along to the foregone loser-beats-odds conclusion.
June 1, 2012
Brandon Routh is the Emilio Estevez of Crooked Arrows.
June 1, 2012
In another era, "Crooked Arrows" might have been an after-school special, perfect to have on the TV while cleaning the house; miss a scene while you're dusting under the couch, and you'll still know exactly what's happening later.
June 1, 2012
"Crooked Arrows" gets points for its glimpses of Native American culture and history - the film's backers include the Onondaga Nation - but too many of these scenes are disappointingly static.
May 31, 2012
"Crooked Arrows" might involve two lesser-seen screen subjects - Native Americans and lacrosse - but it still can't break free of the usual underdog sports picture tropes.
May 31, 2012
It's an often-awkward niche film enlivened by impressive on-field action scenes. But those can't get it beyond a predictable sports underdogs-fight-back plot.
May 29, 2012
Despite referring to the tribe as "my people," Routh is wholly miscast, yet his ill-fitting presence is part and parcel of the plotting's general illogicality.
May 29, 2012
A by-the-numbers triumph-of-the-underdog flick.
May 29, 2012
Although it adheres to the tried-and-true sports-movie formula of an underdog team striving to overcome their limitations to become winners, Crooked Arrows lacks captivating emotional momentum.
May 28, 2012
The connection between the sport and tribal traditions is compelling, but eventually the film drowns amid a slew of underdog cliches.
May 21, 2012
While 'Crooked Arrows' certainly isn't a good film by any objective standard, it has a good heart, and proves far more tolerable than many blockbuster sports movies.
May 18, 2012
The lacrosse angle aside, "Crooked Arrows" seems less interested in breaking ground than in following a path that has been trod a thousand times before.