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Madison Reviews

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April 25, 2005
You've seen a movie that has the exact same scene after scene and the sport's just been different.
April 21, 2005
The story may be based on true events, but there's no hint of honesty to the way situations play out.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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 20, 2005
The music swells on cue with patriotic harmonies. And the head nods, narcotized by uplift.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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
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
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 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
October 22, 2005
...the film's storyline follows an exceedingly familiar trajectory.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 20, 2005
only na´ve adolescents with no prior film knowledge will stomach the pap
| Original Score: 1/5
April 21, 2005
A truly inspiring story, but the filmmakers do it no favors ... [Still], you can't help but grin when those improbable thunderboats go full-tilt.
April 19, 2005
Peddles condescending hokum as heartland values.
July 5, 2005
There is one major difference between the two, however. Hoosiers is a fantastic movie, maybe the best sports-related motion picture ever made; Madison, quite simply, is not.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 21, 2005
...unless your specific field of interest happens to be hydroplane boats in small towns, it's unlikely you'll be excited by Madison.
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 19, 2005
It's so busy wallowing in the agony of defeat that it never gets around to conveying that tangible thrill of victory.
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
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
Neither Madison the town nor Madison the movie ever feels fully inhabited.
April 21, 2005
The sport deserves a much better movie.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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