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Remember the Titans Reviews

July 31, 2008
Maybe it's all true. But one is always a little discomfited when life, or a movie, imitates weary melodramatic patterns this slavishly.
Top Critic
March 26, 2007
The leads, Denzel Washington and particularly Will Patton, are so good they occasionally make you forget the material is shameless.
June 24, 2006
The emphasis on the players' developing mutual trust, is absorbing to watch and cleanly directed.
March 22, 2002
The result is the sort of deeply massaged truth that isn't stranger than fiction -- it's worse than fiction.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 8, 2001
When the hard battle for integration is served up as a feel-good package, we've all been bamboozled.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
Sturdy, gripping and well-balanced if somewhat artificial.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
If viewed as a crowd-pleasing, feel-good sports movie, the film is an unqualified success.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
Soft-edged and sweet.
January 1, 2000
A totally absorbing movie.
January 1, 2000
Aside from its message-waving, pic dedicates itself to entertaining the audience via its military-style whip-'em-into-shape training antics, the sort of thing that always goes down very easily.
January 1, 2000
The story is based on real incidents, but the uplifting tone is laid on so thick that it's difficult to believe a minute of it.
January 1, 2000
Titans may prove that Bruckheimer has a social conscience, but it can't hide his penchant for pandering.
January 1, 2000
Remember the Titans is similarly solid; its satisfactions are time-tested, a little worn but nonetheless durable.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 1, 2000
It's slick Hollywood product, all right, but it also may be the most moving and entertaining movie so far this year.
January 1, 2000
Boorish and flatulent.
January 1, 2000
Washington and the others score in this predictable but rousing film where the big victory is over attitudes.
January 1, 2000
I didn't believe the movie, or my tears, for a second.
January 1, 2000
A pity that the script is so paint-by-numbers.
January 1, 2000
Denzel Washington should have held out for a better script before he signed on to star in Remember the Titans.
Full Review | Original Score: C
January 1, 2000
Emotionally affecting tale.
January 1, 2000
Insufferable.
January 1, 2000
Director Yakin pulls all the right strings.
January 1, 2000
I admired the way the screenplay, by Gregory Allen Howard, doesn't make Boone noble and Yoast a racist, but shows them both as ambitious and skilled professionals.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
Toss it in the bin along with The Replacements, but give it bonus points, at least, for having a social conscience.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
January 1, 2000
A crowd-pleaser with a moral conscience.
January 1, 2000
Startlingly resonant yet unabashedly entertaining.
January 1, 2000
The entire cast is excellent.
January 1, 2000
[Bruckheimer's] latest production is, in some ways, a departure. Not only is it based on a true story, it is also actually about something.
January 1, 2000
Engagingly cast, with a lively soundtrack and glossy cinematography.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 1, 2000
Taken on its own terms, it's an agreeable entertainment, solidly crafted, wonderfully acted and often genuinely moving.
January 1, 2000
The good news is that whenever the tear-and-a-smile stuff threatens to go overboard, the film pulls back and gives us another scene on the football field, and all the football scenes are strong.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
Remember the Titans resembles a sports re-run of game plans that once seemed fresh.
January 1, 2000
Boaz Yakin gets uniformly winning performances from the little-known actors cast as the players.
January 1, 2000
All heart, big muscles and not a whole lot of gray matter upstairs. Still, once in a while, it shows itself to be just smart enough to make a key play.