Remember the Titans Reviews

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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.
May 8, 2001
When the hard battle for integration is served up as a feel-good package, we've all been bamboozled.
Top Critic
April 16, 2001
It's got Denzel Washington in it (generally a good sign), it's not just about gridiron, it's not as predictable as you might think, and it's actually rather good.
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
Remember the Titans resembles a sports re-run of game plans that once seemed fresh.
January 1, 2000
Insufferable.
January 1, 2000
I didn't believe the movie, or my tears, for a second.
January 1, 2000
Toss it in the bin along with The Replacements, but give it bonus points, at least, for having a social conscience.
January 1, 2000
Denzel Washington should have held out for a better script before he signed on to star in Remember the Titans.
January 1, 2000
A pity that the script is so paint-by-numbers.
January 1, 2000
Sturdy, gripping and well-balanced if somewhat artificial.
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.
January 1, 2000
If viewed as a crowd-pleasing, feel-good sports movie, the film is an unqualified success.
January 1, 2000
Taken on its own terms, it's an agreeable entertainment, solidly crafted, wonderfully acted and often genuinely moving.
January 1, 2000
Engagingly cast, with a lively soundtrack and glossy cinematography.
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.
January 1, 2000
Titans may prove that Bruckheimer has a social conscience, but it can't hide his penchant for pandering.
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