Invincible Reviews

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April 29, 2009
I wonder how many more of these inspirational sports films we have to sit through in 2006.
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.
April 8, 2007
As far as sports films go, Invincible doesn't offer anything original or notable ... except Mark Wahlberg's performance.
September 28, 2006
A film lacking Herzog's USP -- an ironic and regressive sense of the irreducible power of images -- 'Invincible' feels as though it has been devised by a scholar steeped in Herzog lore, but who at some crucial early stage mistook him for Istvan Szabo.
September 6, 2006
Weak on acting power, strong on cinematography and heart.
September 2, 2006
For the umpteenth time, Walt Disney Pictures repackages the American dream. Go ahead and groan over all the predictable elements, but you'll root for Papale, Vermeil and the Eagles.
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.
August 25, 2006
The Rookie had a family to support so it was a real dilemma. If you're divorced, alone and jobless, and there are tryouts, and you make the cut, what's the issue?
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.
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.
August 25, 2006
The film's depiction of life among the salt of the earth is blandly cartoonish.
August 25, 2006
The movie is shamelessly manipulative.
August 25, 2006
Papale's story is more than any fan could dream of, which is why it's frustrating that Invincible feels the need to embellish it.
August 25, 2006
A generic series of pep talks and rock-pumped montages. The only thing missing is a Rocky shot of the character racing up steps.
August 25, 2006
As much as I wanted to root for Invincible, its protagonist comes across as neither ebullient nor vivacious.
August 25, 2006
Invincible is as much a period piece as it is a sports movie, complete with a non-stop soundtrack of familiar hits that, unfortunately, makes one think of That '70s Show a little too often
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.
August 25, 2006
For a movie about following your dreams, this one is sorely lacking imagination.
August 25, 2006
By now, that formula is starting to wear a bit thin, though Invincible, a football drama, is certainly better and more entertaining than the basketball tale Glory Road, which was released earlier this year.
August 25, 2006
The most remarkable accomplishment of Invincible is to make a mid-'70s musical soundtrack sound spectacular.
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