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Rudy Reviews

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August 23, 2016
Corny and manipulative as it is, Rudy is a movie that makes you want to cheer -- if not for the real-life Rudy Ruettiger's public relations triumph, at least for the mythical Rudy's brave pursuit of an All-American dream.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 23, 2016
Anspaugh, whose Hoosiers showed he knows from feel-good movies, directs this story as if he were conducting Bolero, carefully building climax upon climax as the story spirals to an underdog triumph every bit as tearful as that of Rocky.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 23, 2016
The film is so effective because Rudy is never seen as mock-heroic, and he's never lifted toward unrealistic achievement. He simply does the very best he can.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
February 18, 2012
Ideally, this movie should be seen as a double feature with Knute Rockne, All-American, that other great movie about Notre Dame football.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
August 9, 2011
Well acted but overly familiar and sentimental sports tale of the underdog
Full Review | Original Score: C+
February 24, 2011
continues to make life seem a little better
Full Review | Original Score: B
January 2, 2011
Inspiring sports film about a real life underdog.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
March 26, 2009
Rudy is one of those beating-the-odds tales that no one does better than Hollywood. A film that hits all the right emotional buttons, it's an intelligent, sentimental drama that lifts an audience to its feet cheering.
September 28, 2008
With its faithful rendering of a true inspirational story, Rudy earns its sentiment...an irresistable inspirational movie for all ages. [Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
May 29, 2008
Sean Astin is utterly winning...
March 1, 2008
| Original Score: 4/5
March 26, 2007
[A] well-crafted piece of middle-American uplift.
October 8, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
September 21, 2005
Shamelessly manipulative, but who cares when it's so damn uplifting?
| Original Score: 3/5
March 31, 2005
An uplifting and inspiring battle-against-the-odds movie
| Original Score: 3/5
September 19, 2004
seriously heartwarming
| Original Score: 3/5
June 30, 2004
Perhaps the greatest sports movie in film history.
| Original Score: 5/5
January 5, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
December 2, 2003
Sentiment trumps politics.
October 10, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
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