The Longshots Reviews

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November 24, 2011
November 16, 2011
October 18, 2008
It is unabashedly sentimental and, at times sincerely touching, mainly when Ice Cube and Palmer are alone together on the screen.
August 28, 2008
The most surprising thing about the inspirational sports movie The Longshots is not that there isn't already an inspirational sports movie with that exact name. The big shock is that the director Fred Durst -- and he doesn't do half bad.
August 22, 2008
A clich-riddled, warm and fuzzy, small-town sports drama.
August 22, 2008
The Longshots is a likable enough Cinderella story, one whose heart is clearly in the right place, even if it winds up on its sleeve once too often.
February 18, 2012
September 28, 2011
Despite its roots in real life, much of The Longshots feels like Hollywood stirring the pot.
April 23, 2009
The script may have taken an hour to write, and I hope they got a bulk rate on generic inspirational music, but Cube and his young co-star, Keke Palmer, are plenty charismatic, and Durst doesn't knock over the camera.
February 27, 2009
It has a nice message, and despite the fact that I feel he's been totally emasculated over the years, Cube remains a solid actor.
February 12, 2009
Durst's surprisingly gentle and understated direction lends the proceedings authenticity even when they cover the most pro forma ground.
December 28, 2008
That's the problem with this well-intentioned celebration of the spirit of Title IX: it wants so badly to be liked that it tries to blend into the crowd. [Blu-ray]
December 19, 2008
Ice Cube brings his family film "A" game to The Longshots
November 26, 2008
November 20, 2008
A winner for the whole family.
October 18, 2008
September 8, 2008
Cube and Durst have certainly survived worse career flops, but the chances of them working together again on a film? Let's just say it's a longshot.
September 5, 2008
It's rare to see a well-made movie that empowers young girls the way this one does. So who am I to complain about the plot being formulaic?
September 4, 2008
It's a by-the-numbers Hollywood movie, but a surprisingly competent one.
September 2, 2008
Yet another inspirational sports flick.
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