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Mystery, Alaska Reviews

September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: C
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April 5, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
Doesn't quite achieve its goal, but this overgrown little movie does offer solid laughs, engaging performances and a captivating setting.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
It triumphs over its own cliches, formula and manipulation to become thoroughly entertaining.
January 1, 2000
Mystery, Alaska is a raucous come-from-nowhere sports movie that scores big.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
Mystery, Alaska has affection and understanding for small-time life.
January 1, 2000
Director Jay Roach has filmed possibly the first hockey match bereft of a single semiaerial shot.
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 1, 2000
Conveys some of the thrill and ferocity of ice hockey while skillfully folding together multiple personal dramas.
January 1, 2000
Mild and underwhelming.
January 1, 2000
Hockey film leaves you cold.
January 1, 2000
Kelley is obviously aware that to make the move from TV to films he must fill his scripts with greater depth and density.
January 1, 2000
If you drop the "c" in hockey you get a perfect description of Mystery, Alaska.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
A hybrid of sports movies and TV sitcoms with little originality and few surprises or memorably rough edges.
January 1, 2000
The Detroit Red Wings' season begins Saturday. Why enrich Disney's coffers for a shameless piece of cinematic junk like Mystery, Alaska when you can see the real thing?
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
January 1, 2000
It's a sort of adult The Mighty Ducks that stretches and strains in the direction of The Last Picture Show, but falls flat on the ice.
January 1, 2000
Mystery, Alaska is sweet, pleasant, low-key, inoffensive and unnecessary.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 1, 2000
You laugh often; you sniffle a bit; and you cheer loudly.
January 1, 2000
Mystery operates under the basic set-up of the jock flick but fills in the spaces with a loose sense of humor and smart human interest.
January 1, 2000
Raucously funny.
January 1, 2000
Crowe gives the kind of thoughtful performance that suggests what Mystery, Alaska could have been if it had stayed in focus.
January 1, 2000
Mystery, Alaska is fun to watch, even if you're not a hockey fan, thanks to an appealing cast and some exciting game scenes.
January 1, 2000
More hockey and less quirky drama might have saved this yawner.
January 1, 2000
Roach has to deal with some pure corn at the end, but he pulls it off and guides the actors to and through far better moments.
January 1, 2000
There is no denying Kelley's ability to write a funny one-liner or pen a poignant speech, but this frustrating film has the potential to be much more than it is, especially with the collection of able actors on hand.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
Overpopulated with characters.
January 1, 2000
It contains nothing more than weather and a set of one-dimensional cut-outs.
October 1, 1999
Full Review | Original Score: C