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Invincible Reviews

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Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
August 24, 2006
Perhaps what Disney needs for its next inspiring sports film is a pacemaker.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
August 24, 2006
With Invincible -- hero-worship and unimaginative storytelling have caused the project to strike a sour note.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
David Foucher
EDGE Boston
August 25, 2006
This entirely average Disney drama sports nuanced performances and little else.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Fernando F. Croce
Slant Magazine
August 23, 2006
Shut-down factories, unemployment lines, and prole strikes feature prominently, unfortunately only to be glazed by Core's top '70s hits nostalgia.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle
August 25, 2006
As much as I wanted to root for Invincible, its protagonist comes across as neither ebullient nor vivacious.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jeff Otto
IGN Movies
August 24, 2006
Invincible sucks the soul out of the real-life events and offers a generic, glossy revision of the story.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Kit Bowen
Hollywood.com
August 25, 2006
Invincible does nothing to improve on the already very tired sports underdog theme.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
April 21, 2009
Screenwriter Brad Gann shares the guilt for this predictable cinematic travesty along with composer Mark Isham whose bombastic musical score is akin to hammering a nail with a shotgun blast.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
I wonder how many more of these inspirational sports films we have to sit through in 2006.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Erik Childress
eFilmCritic.com
August 24, 2006
Ultimately will be little more than another human interest story we hear during the end of a daily newscast
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
August 25, 2006
It drags and drags and drags.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
August 24, 2006
If you want to see a really good inspirational movie about football, try Remember the Titans. But if you want to see a movie about bad '70s hair and tiresome sports-movie clichés, Invincible is all yours.
| Original Score: D+
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
August 25, 2006
For a movie about following your dreams, this one is sorely lacking imagination.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Tom Long
Detroit News
August 25, 2006
They're [Disney] not looking to make a complex, textured analysis of competition and ambition here, they just want a football movie that ends with the audience cheering for the hero.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
August 25, 2006
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Bill Muller
Arizona Republic
August 25, 2006
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.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Frank Wilkins
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
August 27, 2006
We never get the sense that Wahlberg's Papale really believes he belongs on the team, and it's for this reason 'Invincible' never really soars.
Jette Kernion
Cinematical
April 8, 2007
As far as sports films go, Invincible doesn't offer anything original or notable ... except Mark Wahlberg's performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
August 24, 2006
Loses possession early on and has trouble holding onto the ball.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
August 22, 2006
This is mopey, paint-by-numbers filmmaking. One of the year's most woefully underwritten screenplays takes a terrific true story and dulls it down into morose, formulaic slop.
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