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Madison Reviews

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October 22, 2005
...the film's storyline follows an exceedingly familiar trajectory.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 29, 2005
As the clichés mount up, it's easy to see why the film has been waiting for a release since 2001.
April 26, 2005
Madison only reinforces stereotypes that 'old-fashioned' and 'small-town' mean 'good' while 'modern' and 'big city' mean 'bad.'
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
April 25, 2005
You've seen a movie that has the exact same scene after scene and the sport's just been different.
April 25, 2005
It is done with such sincerity and good feeling that I found myself far more interested in the proceedings that I could have possibly expected.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 22, 2005
Unembarrassed with its rah-rah populism, the movie is definitely anti-cynicism, and often quite enjoyable in its sincerity.
April 22, 2005
Even though it's based on a true story, writer-director William Bindley and his cowriting brother, Scott, manage to squeeze just about every sports-movie cliché ever invented into this tale.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
April 22, 2005
A touching, spirited family movie that, in the Rocky tradition, is about a sports challenge that represents the hopes and aspirations of characters with little reason to expect success.
April 22, 2005
Direct, folksy, more than a bit boosterish, the movie pulls you along to the wow finish.
April 22, 2005
A stubbornly up-with-people schmaltzfest, it's the kind of corn that gives angst a good name.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
April 22, 2005
There isn't a scene, an action or a character that rings true, yet the narrative summary of the events that inspired it is a matter of record.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
April 22, 2005
Madison brings us the news that miracles really can happen, and an apparent case of divine intervention is the only reason this artifact is being dumped into theaters.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
April 22, 2005
This one's a little soggy.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
April 21, 2005
What is it about Indiana that inspires movies about small-town dreamers who come from behind to win?
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 21, 2005
Near-comic predictability, 'What else could go wrong?' plotting and cliche-ridden screenplay sink it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 21, 2005
The sport deserves a much better movie.
Full Review | Original Score: C
April 21, 2005
Neither Madison the town nor Madison the movie ever feels fully inhabited.
April 21, 2005
Only moviegoers who care about nitrous-oxide injection systems or Madison itself are likely to appreciate it.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
April 21, 2005
If not for the race sequences and the intriguing presence of Caviezel ... the film would amount to a well-intentioned snooze.
April 21, 2005
That Madison would emerge from this thrilling chapter in its history as one of the biggest tourist towns in the Midwest is the film's one genuine surprise.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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