Reviews

Dec 3, 2021
Michael Shannon does a good job as a coach who has seen better times and is trying his best to regain himself.
Nov 22, 2021
Heart of Champions is a sports movie directed by Michael Mailer and executive produced by Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss.
Nov 14, 2021
In the realm of sports movies, Heart of Champions is a bit of a stinker...
Nov 12, 2021
The sequences on the water are exciting, although outside the boat, the film relies on melodramatic contrivances rather than character depth.
Nov 8, 2021
Director Michael Mailer isn't challenging Ingmar Bergman here; it's a good enough movie to have a positive effect on young viewers. A crew boat gliding across the water in perfect synchronicity is, as the saying goes, a "curiously satisfying experience."
Nov 3, 2021
The strong, clear lessons in teamwork and leadership buoy this sports drama a bit, but, in failing to take its own advice, the whole endeavor ultimately capsizes.
Oct 30, 2021
Heart of Champions lacks a brain
Oct 29, 2021
Mailer's glossy film contains all the expected melodrama that hardcore fans of sports movies have come to expect.
Oct 29, 2021
Perhaps a documentary examining these events may have been a better approach, as this lackluster fact-based approach fails to captivate or inspire.
Oct 29, 2021
"Heart of Champions" clocks in at 120 minutes, a long slog during which the passage of time and the accumulation of clichés are constantly felt.
Oct 28, 2021
Mailer's movie ... begins and progresses with just about every dramatic beat we've come to anticipate from this kind of story.
Oct 28, 2021
A standard-issue sports movie on the hoity-toity pastime of rowing wastes the talents of Michael Shannon.
Oct 28, 2021
An overstuffed, undercooked and hackneyed underdog story that's too unfocused, preachy and cheesy.
Oct 27, 2021
Frustratingly pedestrian storytelling, with Gjaja much too reliant on cliches to connect the dots on this underdog feature.
Oct 27, 2021
Shannon fans should show up for the barking. The man has "No Nonsense" stamped on the bottom of his Hollywood head shots.
Oct 26, 2021
The film belongs to Michael Shannon. When he appears on screen, you feel the urge to sit at attention. His commanding voice and those laser-like eyes elevate the movie from being a standard sports story.