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Rudy Reviews

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January 7, 2017
Classic. Perfect feel good movie; Astin owns the role.
December 4, 2016
Schmaltzy sentimental real life story blah blah. Sound terrible? It isn't.
October 29, 2016
While it huffed and puffed trying to reach the cinematic heights of Anspaugh's earlier film Hoosiers, it's still a heartwarming, albeit schmaltzy, sport film with Ned Beatty on his games as usual.
½ September 11, 2016
Fairly corny, but still an effective and uplifting story about not giving up and following your dreams through. Don't let anyone tell you you can't do something.
September 1, 2016
Best sports movie of all time!!!
July 28, 2016
A charming little sports picture about a young man determined to play for the Notre Dame University Football Team no matter the cost & despite his stature.

Sam Austin is terrific as Rudy with that baby face & sensitivity needed for the role.

I found it a little flat & uninspiring but I could see that how it would appeal to most audiences. Rather sentimental but overall entertaining.
½ July 19, 2016
A moving movie that is ruined by the knowledge that it's simply not a true story... but redeemed by Goldsmith's score, which crystalizes wonderfully in the final game.
May 26, 2016
Definitivamente la mejor película de futbol americano por excelencia que he visto en mi vida, una gran historia, excelentemente llevada, no te aburres en ninguna parte de la película, escenas de mucha pasión y completamente conmovedora y apasionante
May 26, 2016
A wonderful sports drama that is loaded with heart. It's inspiring and will make you feel good. It has become one of my favorites. (First full viewing - 9/23/2008)
½ May 9, 2016
Inspirational underdog story that is as boring and predictable as it is famous. Didn't like it.
April 24, 2016
this was a very beautiful heartfelt very wonderful I gave it A5
½ March 24, 2016
This movie teaches you that everything in the world is possible.
½ January 30, 2016
Emotionally resonating and sure to elicit tears in its uplifting third act, Rudy overcomes its sentimentality via a strong performance from Sean Astin as the titular character and its persistent sense of spirit.
December 12, 2015
More entertaining than the Michigan State annual beatdown of ND, many great themes explored most importantly chasing your dream. Check out Rudy's sack on youtube as called by Don Criqui. Sean Astin delivers a performance worthy of the Heisman.
December 4, 2015
The viewer is able to grasp onto a completely new idea- that through hard work and determination one can become awesome- and that is an idea that can be taken and used in the viewer's everyday life after watching. Rudy chases a dream that almost seems impossible to any young man that lacks the size, stature and the necessary athletic ability to perform such a task, and eventually leaves the audience with a sense of "anything is possible." This film gives a fantastic example of the "underdog" idea, showing that through heart and determination one can reach the goal once set.
½ September 15, 2015
One of the finer sports movies ever made, Rudy is carried by Astin's sincere portrayal of the title character. You never stop rooting for Rudy throughout the film, and that makes it a classic.
August 29, 2015
This movie was some type of reward. I've got no interest in watching it.
August 23, 2015
One of the ultimate feel-good sports flicks.
August 21, 2015
A basic film, designed to be inspirational and uplifting, and well... you can't say it doesn't succeed at just that. You mostly know how the general story line will pan out, but there are a few pleasant surprises throughout. It will make you feel good, and makes Rudy a character to like and relate to, and it is truly astonishing to see how determined an underdog can be. It also manages to throw in some great performances and excellent direction. This is a movie to make you feel good, to pull on the heartstrings and just give you a reminder that dreams aren't always too hard to fulfill.
August 20, 2015
I liked it. The kid was a bulldog. Never gave up.
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