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½ May 7, 2015
150507: Nice way to spend Thursday Night Movie Night. Great family film though there is a little hard hitting on the ice for this age group. Our viewing of this film was the result of the Ducks being in the playoff this year, "Go Flames Go". Discussed the history as The Mighty Ducks, looked it up on line and then settled into the movie. Created the Mighty Duck pizza on this night as well. It rates about 3.5 stars as well. Good times.
May 4, 2015
A fine film for families that starts off a fine series
April 14, 2015
"What's this? The Oreo line?"
½ April 7, 2015
One for the kiddies as for adults....gooooood luck.
April 6, 2015
Liked it as a child but doesn't hold up that well
February 15, 2015
I like when the Ducks played the silly way in the beginning. Review from my six-year-old.
½ January 28, 2015
It looks like it'd followed the meaning of sitting ducks that builds muscles and heart as well. A typical family film with a predictable outcome and borrowed spirits and techniques of the sports genre. (B)

(Full review coming soon)
½ October 25, 2014
loved it as a kid not bad now kinda holds up
October 5, 2014
predictable and bland
September 20, 2014
I blame nostalgia for my star rating
September 4, 2014
It's a children's movie, made for kids about kids--classic to the disney formula.
August 26, 2014
Lawyer gets a DUI and has to do community service. Hockey team this time. Been done many times already.
August 15, 2014
Goofy, predictable, and just. Why?
August 12, 2014
As a kid this was the beez knees. Even today it is a good family hockey movie that is popular among youngsters and actually teaches a few valuable life lessons.
August 9, 2014
The usual Disney movies from the 90s material. Tries to hard to be funny and make it into a feel good movie but only ends up being a movie that is way to long and cliche.
August 6, 2014
Love it, want to see the next one.
½ July 30, 2014
I'm surprised the movie is ranked so low. I found it entertaining and good fun growing up. Cinderella story hockey team gets a new coach and goes for the title.
July 12, 2014
Sure, it's a paint by numbers kind of movie. But it's still fun to watch to this day, and was a key part of childhood, provided you were the right age in the early 90s.
July 6, 2014
Mighty ducks was one of the best Disney movies. It is still ok. Wonderful for children
May 23, 2014
Gordon Bombay (Emilio Estevez) is a successful Minneapolis defense attorney, whose truculent courtroom antics have earned him no respect among his peers. After successfully defending a client, Bombay is called into his boss's office expecting to be congratulated. Instead he is chastised for embarrassing the judge. Depressed, he goes out drinking and is subsequently arrested for drunken driving, Bombay is sentenced to community service by coaching the local "District 5" PeeWee hockey team. Bombay has a history with the sport, although his memories are far from pleasant: he blew a penalty shot, costing his team the title and disappointing his hyper-competitive coach, Jack Reilly (Lane Smith). When Bombay meets the team, he realizes the children have no practice facility, equipment or ability to go with it. The team's first game with Bombay at the helm is against Bombay's old team: the Hawks, the team from the snooty suburb of Edina. Reilly is still head coach and remains bitter about Gordon's shortcoming in that fateful game. District 5 gets pummeled and after Bombay berates the team for not listening to him the players challenge his authority. For the next game, Bombay tries to teach his team how to dive and get penalites. Meanwhile, Bombay discovers his old mentor and family friend Hans (Joss Ackland) who owns a nearby sporting goods store was in attendance. While visiting him, Bombay recalls that he quit playing hockey after losing his father four months before the championship game. Bombay then approaches his boss, Gerald Ducksworth (Josef Sommer) to sponsor the team, which Ducksworth reluctantly agrees. The result is a complete makeover for the team, both in look (as they can now buy professional equipment) and in skill (as Bombay has more time to teach the kids hockey fundamentals). Now playing as the "Ducks" (named for Bombay's boss), they fight to a tie in the next game and recruit three new players: figure-skating siblings Tommy (Danny Tamberelli) and Tammy Duncan (Jane Plank) and slap shot specialist and enforcer Fulton Reed (Elden Henson). The potential of Ducks player Charlie Conway (Joshua Jackson) catches Bombay's eye and he takes him under his wing. How far can Gordon take the team and can he rekindle with his childhood passion hockey?...

"The Mighty Ducks" is a pretty predictable Disney production, that pretty much just appeals to younger kids. Then again, that was without no doubt the idea. There´s no surprises and the making amends in life goes throughout the movie as a pillar and the storyline with a down and out coach taking a sports team to successful level is a classic tale we have seen several times. Emilio Estevez is ok as the disgraced lawyer and the general feel of the movie is ok, nothing more, nothing less. And it was nice to see a movie set in Minneapolis/St Paul for once, a place I visited last year. Some trivia is that when The Anaheim Mighty Ducks were added as an expansion team to the National Hockey League they were named after the movie because the team was owned by Disney. The team was then renamed The Anaheim Ducks after Disney sold it in 2005.
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