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.
August 22, 2008
This genuinely affecting movie, based on a true story, has a heart as big as a football field even when its plot points are telegraphed.
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
Its charms, however slight or familiar, are present and its family-friendly characters and dialogue are refreshing.
August 22, 2008
There's nothing about the film's workmanlike, achingly conventional direction that says 'Fred Durst.' Thank God
August 22, 2008
Anyone familiar with other inspirational sports movies knows that they lead up to a crucial game. The Longshots is no exception.
August 22, 2008
So how does the creative team behind The Longshots freshen up such a hackneyed, clich-ridden franchise? The answer is that, despite a game effort, they don't.
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.
August 22, 2008
The film works so well because the sports elements are the least important.
August 22, 2008
If I've seen one movie about a team of underdogs, I've seen a dozen. But I hadn't seen The Longshots before.
August 22, 2008
What makes this one different? Absolutely nothing. (Sure, it's based on a true story, but I mean come on, whatever.)
August 22, 2008
Predictable course of practices, winning games and overcoming personal obstacles.
August 21, 2008
There are few movies out right now more genuine than this Cinderella story.
August 21, 2008
Musicians in need of a metronome could pick up a steady beat from The Longshots, a thoroughly conventional sports-underdog movie based on the real-life first female quarterback in the Pop Warner junior football league.
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.
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