Invincible

2006

Invincible

Critics Consensus

As simple and authentic as the gritty South Philly invirons in which it's set in, Invincible sends a uplifting and heartfelt message packed with an athletic enthusiasm that shouldn't be missed.

72%

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Total Count: 134

73%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 87,601
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Movie Info

This is the true story of Vince Papale, who became a member of the Philadelphia Eagles football team as a 30-year-old in an open tryout. He is the oldest rookie to make an NFL team (excluding kickers) who never played college ball.

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Cast

Mark Wahlberg
as Vince Papale
Greg Kinnear
as Dick Vermeil
Elizabeth Banks
as Janet Cantrell
Kevin Conway
as Frank Papale
Michael Rispoli
as Max Cantrell
Michael Nouri
as Leonard Tose
Nicoye Banks
as TJ Banks
Turron Kofi Alleyne
as Ronnie Sampson
Stink Fisher
as Denny Franks
Jack Kehler
as Wade Chambers
Lola Glaudini
as Sharon Papale
Paige Turco
as Carol Vermeil
Lynn Cohen
as Mrs. Spegnetti
James Murtaugh
as Principal
Dominick Cicco
as South Philly Man
Rick Reilly
as Disguntled Fan
Frederick Strother
as Eagles Coach No. 1
Randy Couture
as "Toruci" Player #1
Earle Masciulli
as "Toruci" Player #2
Timothy F. Crowley
as Eagles Coach No. 2
Brian Hayes Currie
as Eagles Coach No. 3
Jeffrey Lee Gibson
as "Tanker" Opposing Player #1
Michael S. Brainard
as Eagles Coach No. 4
Patrick Walsh
as "Tanker" Opposing Player #2
Tony Luke Jr.
as Cape-Clad Fan
Anthony Lawton
as Pressroom Reporter
Fred Strother
as Eagles Coach #1
Tim Crowley
as Eagles Coach #2
Tim Lamendola
as TV Cameraman
Susan Moses
as Teacher
Cosmo Dematteo
as Dean German
Kerry Shawn Duffy
as Eagles PR Man
Paul Laquerre
as Kneeling Veteran
Kevin Ingram
as Giant Kick Returner
Tristan Phillips
as Richie Vermeil
Michael McCarthy
as Giant Defender
Morgan Turner
as Susan Vermeil
Tony Luke
as Cape-Clad Fan
Mark Simms
as Weekend Warrior
Frank Ferrara
as Tryout Hopeful
Jimmy Palumbo
as Philly Fan #1
Johnny Alves
as Philly Fan #2
Peter DiStefano
as Philly Fan #3
Pride Grinn
as Philly Fan #4
Daniel Spink
as Philly Fan #5
Jimmy Graham
as Dour Fan
Michael P. Hayes
as Student #1
Justin Goncalves
as Student #2
Charles Pendleton
as Frank's Friend
James A. Carr
as Frank's Friend
Anthony R. Duncan
as Eagles Coach
Harry Donahue
as Play-by-Play Announcer
Merrill Reese
as Voice of the Eagles
Mike Quick
as Voice of the Eagles
Mark Robert Ellis
as Football Coordinator
Sean Graham
as Vince Double
Chris Place
as Pete Double
Thomas Place
as Max Double
Jared Burke
as Johnny Double
Ralph "Cliff" Dell
as Tommy Double
Tim Lajcik
as Max's ND Stunt #1
Kevin Cassidy
as Toruci ND #1
J.J. Dashnaw
as Tanker ND Stunt #1
Mike Ribaudo
as Tanker ND Stunt #3
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Critic Reviews for Invincible

All Critics (134) | Top Critics (36)

  • There's a sugar coating to the way Papale's story unfolds, but not so much that you'll spoil your dinner.

    Sep 16, 2006 | Rating: 3/4
  • Even Papale's most famous play, recovering a fumble to set up a touchdown, is embellished, as if Disney can't bear to stick with the facts.

    Aug 25, 2006 | Rating: 2.5/5
  • When it's good it's very good. When it's bad -- well, it's still pretty good.

    Aug 25, 2006 | Full Review…
  • Invincible is a working-class jock Cinderella fantasy with the sincerity of a beer commercial, the soul of a Republican incumbent, and the designer-flannel esthetics of an old Bruce Springsteen video.

    Aug 25, 2006 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…
  • It may not break new ground, but Invincible is an entertaining film, awash in clichés but leavened by the charismatic performance of Mark Wahlberg as Vince Papale.

    Aug 25, 2006 | Rating: 2.5/4

    Claudia Puig

    USA Today
    Top Critic
  • What's modestly refreshing about the way this story is told by director Eric Core and writer Brad Gann, is that the person with the largest doubts about going pro is Papele himself.

    Aug 25, 2006 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Invincible

  • Oct 25, 2015
    Invincible is visually eye-popping with its landscape off the field and action on the gridiron. Even though marred by a less-than-captivating-plot and somewhat cheesy-Disney-inspiration, the film is still able to be inspiring and heartfelt. 3.5/5
    Eugene B Super Reviewer
  • May 06, 2012
    wahlberg is superb in the lead and the story is nothing new but it is another case of the underdog over coming obstacles to succeed. well made if a little heavy handed
    Brendan N Super Reviewer
  • Apr 10, 2012
    Under better direction, "Invincible" might have been something, but with Ericson Core at the helm, the inspiring true story of Vincent Papale is turned into a formulaic tear-jerker. Undeveloped characters, corny dialogue, and an abrupt ending are some of the film's major faults. Plus, the whole thing looks as though it was filmed through a jar of piss.
    Stephen E Super Reviewer
  • Dec 02, 2011
    Invincible is a very entertaining film that I really enjoyed, even if its filled with every clichà (C) in the book.
    Bradley W Super Reviewer

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