The Greatest Game Ever Played Reviews

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October 6, 2005
not a feel-good, root-for-the-underdog movie, but a caricature of one
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.
October 6, 2005
Movies about golf are seldom, if ever, 'great.'
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 5, 2005
A pretentious and predictable Game.
October 4, 2005
Ouimet versus Vardon probably was the greatest golf game ever played, and Paxton and Frost do it justice, but I wouldn't sit through another simulated hole of it for Tiger Woods's salary.
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.
October 3, 2005
I know it's all about how well they construct the journey, but I just kind of felt like, okay, we know exactly what's going to happen here.
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.
October 2, 2005
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.
October 1, 2005
This film is better than it has any right to be.
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September 30, 2005
Working on a far larger scale, Paxton's second directing effort is as crowd-pleasing and broad as his debut, Frailty, was gothic and disturbing.
September 30, 2005
If it weren't for professional obligations, `The Greatest Game Ever Played' would have been my chance for the greatest nap ever taken.
September 30, 2005
The game is reimagined by director Bill Paxton and cinematographer Shane Hurlbut as a series of grand, sweeping shots.
September 30, 2005
[An] overloaded movie.
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