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Hoosiers Reviews

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Derek Adams
Time Out
February 9, 2006
Cloyingly nostalgic.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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+
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
April 21, 2005
Why fight it?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Pat Graham
Chicago Reader
March 21, 2007
Bobby Knight would not be amused, though Tark the Shark might've had a good laugh at the naive masquerade.

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.
Randy White
Common Sense Media
January 2, 2011
A tale of heroic sportsmanship.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
November 25, 2002
As rousing a male weepie as has ever been committed to film...
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: B+
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
It's a movie that is all heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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James Berardinelli
March 21, 2007
Basketball movies don't get any better.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
July 29, 2003
Superbly evocative, deeply stirring.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review
April 15, 2005
Not a false note and a great performance by Hackman.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
Scott Weinberg
July 26, 2002
Basketball fans will be weeping like babies.
| Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
Barely a single frame of this movie is less than compelling.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
November 15, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
August 10, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
July 18, 2003
A basketball coach in a small town proves that lives can be reclaimed even if one has messed up in the past.
Bruce Newman
Sports Illustrated
June 13, 2001
It is oddly affecting, because it feels true.
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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
August 1, 2008
Hackman is wonderful as an inarticulate man tense with the struggle to curb a flaring, mysterious anger.
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 22, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
March 10, 2002
Hoosiers contains enough pleasures to make anyone without a heart of stone put aside cynicism and root for the underdogs.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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