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The Greatest Game Ever Played Reviews

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September 7, 2014
The game is full of suspense, twists and turns. The characters are fascinating. The locations, sets and costume designs are all first-rate. The story is held back by the Disney formula, but is strong enough to overcome it.
Full Review | Original Score: B
June 16, 2009
The characters model some wonderful behavior for youngsters%u2014things like tolerance, restraint, persistence, good manners, and good sportsmanship. Things that, sadly, seem to have gone the way of knickers.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
September 25, 2006
Greatest Game succeeds because it has enough history and authenticity to please golf enthusiasts while maintaining enough heart and human drama to appeal to the rest.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
May 12, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 15, 2006
[Director Bill] Paxton's narrative is confusing at first, but the film is entertaining overall.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 14, 2006
Better suspense than many sports movies, in spite of clichés and anachronisms
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 4, 2006
...the film is so well made, the acting so good, the period so well captured, and the photography so captivating that it's hard not to like it.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
April 1, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 13, 2005
Despite the endless heart-tugging cliches and predictable storylines, Disney once again demonstrates its ability to push the right sentimental buttons in an underdog sports film.
Full Review | Original Score: B
October 13, 2005
More than any such movie I remember, The Greatest Game Ever Played celebrates the ideal of sportsmanship.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
October 10, 2005
The most visually and emotionally dynamic film ever made about a game of golf — perhaps the most visually and emotionally dynamic possible film about a game of golf.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
October 7, 2005
As a film replay, The Greatest Game is hardly that, but it's at least a pretty good one.
October 7, 2005
A great underdog film that is absolutely stolen by the 10 year old caddy played by Josh Flitter. If you don't love him, you have no soul.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
October 6, 2005
This charming film (editing tricks aside), is rich in humor and period detail, and amazingly suspenseful considering we already know the outcome.
Full Review | Original Score: B
October 6, 2005
It may not be, as the title says, the greatest game every played, but it certainly is a darn good round of golf.
October 4, 2005
(Bill) Paxton, wisely, has directed a movie that is more than about golf. It also is a social commentary on class and overcoming social barriers.
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October 3, 2005
With winning performances, fancy camerawork and a classic root-for-the-little-guy scenario, Greatest Game tees off with the best of them.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 2, 2005
The Greatest Game never thrills on an emotional level the way the best of sports films -- a Hoosiers, say -- can, but it's a satisfying entertainment nonetheless.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
October 2, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
October 1, 2005
This film is better than it has any right to be.
Read More | Original Score: 4.5/5
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