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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
The cheers in the audience at the end were genuine, which is testimony to the likability (although not necessarily the quality) of the film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Astin's performance is so self-effacing, so focused and low-key, that we lose sight of the underdog formula and begin to focus on this dogged kid who won't quit. And the last big scene is an emotional powerhouse, just the way it's supposed to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Norman Chad
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
The film is so uplifting, I felt like calling up Lou Holtz for brunch.
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Richard Harrington
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Indiana has been very good to director David Anspaugh and writer Angelo Pizzo.
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Astin gives these familiar doings the charm they need, as he pushes towards a virtually impossible goal.
Louis Black
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
This is an affectionate movie, there are no real villains, no real heroes, just human difficulties and mundane triumphs.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
An inspirational, upbeat parable about the tenacity of the human spirit.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Scott Renshaw
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
It's a moderately entertaining film, with a message and content appropriate for the whole family. What it lacks is focus.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
February 18, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: B+
David Kaplan
Kaplan vs. Kaplan
March 1, 2008
| Original Score: 4/5
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
October 8, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
February 8, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
January 5, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Rebecca Murray
About.com
October 10, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 22, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Bob Grimm
Las Vegas Mercury
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
July 25, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
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Leonard Klady
Variety
March 26, 2009
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