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Hoosiers Reviews

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April 22, 2012
An enjoyable, if conventional and manipulative small-town sports melodrama, boasting strong turns from Gene Hackman and Dennis Hopper, who received his only acting nomination for his part.
Full Review | Original Score: B
January 2, 2011
A tale of heroic sportsmanship.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
June 3, 2010
The kind of corny and manipulative pic that makes me glad I'm not a basketball fan.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
October 29, 2008
The filmmakers are at the top of their game.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
August 5, 2008
[A] compelling, enjoyable yarn.
August 1, 2008
Hackman is wonderful as an inarticulate man tense with the struggle to curb a flaring, mysterious anger.
March 24, 2008
The setting in early 1950s Indiana adds nice texture to the story, but the endless games with the usual ups and downs outstay their welcome.
March 21, 2007
Shameless, yes, but open your eyes, close your mind, sit back and enjoy.
March 21, 2007
Bobby Knight would not be amused, though Tark the Shark might've had a good laugh at the naive masquerade.
March 21, 2007
Basketball movies don't get any better.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 21, 2007
It should come as little surprise that this solid, sentimental movie about basketball is set in Indiana, where babies are given roundballs before they get rattles.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Top Critic
March 21, 2007
Pic belongs to Hackman, but Dennis Hopper gets another opportunity to put in a showy turn as a local misfit.
May 26, 2006
Barely a single frame of this movie is less than compelling.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 9, 2006
Cloyingly nostalgic.
October 22, 2005
...it's easy enough to see why Hoosiers has become one of the most endearing sports movies in cinematic history.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 5, 2005
Any list of the best sports movies has to include Hoosiers.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
April 21, 2005
Why fight it?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 15, 2005
Not a false note and a great performance by Hackman.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
April 12, 2005
One of the greatest sports movies ever made!
| Original Score: 5/5
March 18, 2005
Hoosiers works the underdog formula so expertly that it's no surprise the film still has the ability to uplift audiences.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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