The Longshots Reviews

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November 24, 2011
November 16, 2011
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.
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]
October 18, 2008
It is unabashedly sentimental and, at times sincerely touching, mainly when Ice Cube and Palmer are alone together on the screen.
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 2, 2008
Yet another inspirational sports flick.
August 29, 2008
A Disney wannabe, Fred Durst's girl power sports flick is ho hum and very forgettable...
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.
August 28, 2008
Not maudlin enough to make it memorable
August 26, 2008
None of the scenes snap, crackle or pop.
August 24, 2008
Predictable and uninspiring.
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.
August 22, 2008
A clich-riddled, warm and fuzzy, small-town sports drama.
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 clichs right.
August 22, 2008
Non-discriminating audience members would be just as well served by re-visiting Rocky, Hoosiers, Rudy or even Remember the Titans.
August 22, 2008
Quite generic, even down to the same treacly musical score heard in every other inspirational sports movie.
August 22, 2008
The Longshots (awful title, guys) plays every instrument in the clich 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.
August 22, 2008
There's nothing about the film's workmanlike, achingly conventional direction that says 'Fred Durst.' Thank God
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