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The Longshots Reviews

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September 28, 2011
Despite its roots in real life, much of The Longshots feels like Hollywood stirring the pot.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 21, 2008
Durst and Cube and Co. have done a decent job with a movie that never set out to be more than an average crowd pleaser.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 29, 2008
The based-on-a-true-story tale of Pop Warner's first female quarterback is a feelgood picture with not a single convention out of place that manages not to offend even if it also doesn't offer a single shred of originality.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 20, 2008
Fred Durst seems so anxious to replicate popular sports movies of the past that he never comes up with anything worth exploring in his own movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
August 23, 2008
This is your basic, generic sports underdog movie that plays very much like an afterschool special. That's not to say it's all that bad, but one expects more when they're paying ten bucks on a Friday night.
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 24, 2008
Predictable and uninspiring.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.0/4
October 18, 2008
It is unabashedly sentimental and, at times sincerely touching, mainly when Ice Cube and Palmer are alone together on the screen.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
August 21, 2008
The guy who gifted the world Nookie is making movies these days, and much like the music he created with band Limp Bizkit, Durst's cinematic sensibilities are hackneyed, tiresome, and lack sorely needed rehearsal.
Full Review | Original Score: C
August 22, 2008
The Longshots (awful title, guys) plays every instrument in the cliché orchestra, but it at least plays them well, and its characters are likable enough to settle in with for a pleasant hour and a half.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 21, 2008
Directed by Fred Durst (of the band "Limp Bizkit"), "The Longshots" is a cookie-cutter feel-good kid's movie that seems like it was made by some faulty gadget stuck on auto-pilot.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
August 22, 2008
Based on the real-life of Jasmine Plummer, this story ought to have all the heart and drama needed, but the onscreen version is too sloppy to even get the clichés right.
Full Review | Original Score: D
August 22, 2008
Former Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst directs in a surprisingly dull fashion, and most of the characters, including Jasmine's mother and father, are numbingly one-dimensional.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 16, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 29, 2008
A Disney wannabe, Fred Durst's girl power sports flick is ho hum and very forgettable...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 2, 2008
Yet another inspirational sports flick.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
August 22, 2008
...while The Longshots is far from original - much less first-class - it is effective in its own, middle-of-the-road way.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
August 22, 2008
So how does the creative team behind The Longshots freshen up such a hackneyed, cliché-ridden franchise? The answer is that, despite a game effort, they don't.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 21, 2008
One ounce of conflict or on-field exhilaration might perk things up, but Durst avoids tension like it's a stalker who snuck onto a music video set.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 22, 2008
Ice Cube is good, but the story has been done so many times in so many better movies, there's little here to recommend.
Full Review | Original Score: C
November 24, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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