Rudy Reviews

December 7, 2017
So sentimental it moves you to laughter rather than tears.
August 23, 2016
At times it is both overly sentimental and unintentionally funny.
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.
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.
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.
January 1, 2000
The film is so uplifting, I felt like calling up Lou Holtz for brunch.
January 1, 2000
It's a moderately entertaining film, with a message and content appropriate for the whole family. What it lacks is focus.
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.