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October Sky Reviews

September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B
January 26, 2006
The TV movie subject matter is infused with genuine feeling for the value of learning as a passport to freedom, and an authentic regard for the honest graft of working men.
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March 22, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
A professionally crafted family film that reserves all its challenging moments for its characters, letting the audience bask comfortably in the approach of a predetermined warm and fuzzy ending.
January 1, 2000
Immensely entertaining and unabashedly inspirational!
January 1, 2000
One of the best in recent years!
January 1, 2000
As adapted by Lewis Colick, the screenplay shifts busily among the boys' rocket exploits, Homer's family, conditions at the mine and the influence of a dedicated science teacher, but each of these subplots plays out in familiar ways.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 1, 2000
Sweetness is too rare in movies these days, so audiences can feel lucky about the earnest dose of it in October Sky. This film is family.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
Another Universal Pictures paint-by-numbers feel-gooder!
January 1, 2000
Believable, subtle, and consistently intelligent!
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 1, 2000
It is a film that treats its teen-aged hero and his pals as distinctive, sentient human beings.
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
January 1, 2000
October Sky will go straight to the heart of any man who recalls looking up at the night sky as a boy and getting stars in his eyes.
January 1, 2000
This movie has deep values.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 1, 2000
October Sky is a sensational character-driven story with a strong narrative and great visual style.
January 1, 2000
A must-see for every student, parent and teacher in the country!
February 19, 1999
Full Review | Original Score: B