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Miracle Reviews

February 14, 2004
If you can tolerate all this phony uplift you'll also get a pretty interesting story about a shrewd Minnesota college coach named Herb Brooks.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 13, 2004
[T]humbs up for this uplifting and inspirational movie about one of the great upsets in sports history.
February 10, 2004
Russell is terrific as coach Herb Brooks.
February 7, 2004
Big on slogans, but low on personality.
February 6, 2004
The movie effectively simulates the game's whirl, and should grab all but the most finicky hockey fans. But for moviegoers who think if you've seen one sports flick, you've seen 'em all -- well, you've definitely seen this one.
February 6, 2004
The movie brings the audience back to 1980 with bone-crunching verisimilitude.
February 6, 2004
Hockey fans should enjoy the movie, as will fans of the underdog.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 6, 2004
[A] strenuously uplifting reactionary crowd pleaser.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 6, 2004
A better-than- average sports movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 6, 2004
The movie's extended re-creation of the game is still thrilling and nerve-racking.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
February 6, 2004
Miracle gives audiences something to cheer for.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
February 6, 2004
The best sports movie since Tin Cup.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
February 6, 2004
A suspenseful, emotional experience even for those who don't study the sports pages.
February 6, 2004
A by- the-numbers re-telling of what Sports Illustrated dubbed the single greatest sports moment of the 20th century.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
February 6, 2004
I don't know that I've ever felt more involved in fictional competition than I was throughout this movie, and I can't tell a hockey puck from cow pie.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
February 6, 2004
Long on cliche and short on originality.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 6, 2004
A worthy ride, especially if you're into sports.
Read More | Original Score: B
February 6, 2004
The climax, a 20-minute dramatization of the crucial contest, lacks both suspense and poetry -- essentially, we're left to watch a clumsy recreation of a game whose outcome we already know.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 6, 2004
A fitting tribute to Brooks.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 6, 2004
Don't look for surprises here, but know that the story of the 1980 triumph again earns respect and should quicken the pulse of a new generation of filmgoers who are ready for some inspiration on ice.
Read More | Original Score: B
February 6, 2004
A wonderful docudrama of an undiluted great moment.
February 6, 2004
We know all the cliches of the modern sports movie, but Miracle sidesteps a lot of them.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 6, 2004
Miracle successfully aims to rouse a partisan crowd.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 5, 2004
This movie version of the 1980 United States Olympic hockey team's Cinderella season does a yeoman's job of recycling the day-old dough that passes for its story.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 5, 2004
You don't have to know a blue line from a soup line to appreciate Miracle. You'll end up cheering anyway.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
February 5, 2004
This is a classically well-made studio entertainment that, like The Rookie of a few years back, has the knack of being moving without shamelessly overdoing a sure thing.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
February 5, 2004
Obviously, there's no suspense about the outcome, but Miracle manages to hold the viewer's interest by skirting most sports-flick cliches and focusing on character development and detail.
Full Review | Original Score: B
February 5, 2004
Even for a Disney sports movie, this is a treacly affair, complete with an Armageddon-style hero shot that just screams manipulation.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
February 5, 2004
The film is built on textbook cliches ... But each is delivered with such precision and professionalism, they become exhilarating.
Read More | Original Score: B+
February 5, 2004
[A] sure-fire crowd-pleaser.
February 5, 2004
The first truly good movie of the year.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
February 5, 2004
A thrilling character study but only an average action flick.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
February 5, 2004
Pretty standard inspirational fare.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 5, 2004
A resonant exploration of that not-so-distant moment when the 1970s segued uneasily into the 1980s.
February 5, 2004
The new Disney movie Miracle may blatantly manipulate your emotions -- but it's still inspirational and completely compelling.
February 5, 2004
An effective exercise in flag-waving nostalgia.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 4, 2004
Inspirational and uplifting.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 4, 2004
Miracle's most concrete achievement is in showing how, step by demanding step, Brooks was able to transform 20 young men used to playing as stellar individuals -- the American way -- into an unintimidate-able, egoless team, i.e., the Soviet way.
Full Review | Original Score: B
February 3, 2004
What will make the film compelling even for audiences who never heard of the miracle on ice is Kurt Russell's taut, nuanced portrait of Herb Brooks.