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Rudy Reviews

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December 6, 2017
So sentimental it moves you to laughter rather than tears.
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
August 23, 2016
At times it is both overly sentimental and unintentionally funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 24, 2006
Directed with composure, but no great fervour, the film's conspicuously uninterested in American football, and much concerned with testing the limits and the resilience of the American dream.
March 4, 2003
Tired "against all odds" picture.
| Original Score: 1/5
January 1, 2000
The film is so uplifting, I felt like calling up Lou Holtz for brunch.
August 2, 2002
A tedious and simplistic celebration of the virtues of determination, Rudy is a film that prostrates itself before the carefully cultivated and shrewdly marketed myths surrounding Notre Dame football.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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
August 23, 2016
Underneath its rah-rah spirit, the PG-rated Rudy is straightforward enough to raise, albeit unintentionally, some troubling questions.
March 26, 2007
An inconsequential, if moving, contribution to the sports-movie genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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
January 2, 2011
Inspiring sports film about a real life underdog.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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
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+
July 25, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
March 31, 2005
An uplifting and inspiring battle-against-the-odds movie
| Original Score: 3/5
October 10, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
July 20, 2003
A salute to a pint-sized football player with heart
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