Slap Shot Reviews

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September 21, 2017
Slap Shot remains the greatest sports flick of the 1970s.
December 18, 2015
Newman is literally a diamond in the rough, and it requires a certain forebearance to separate his quality from the surrounding raunch.
August 1, 2008
Slap Shot may have done a lot of fast skating and some solid body checking, but in the last period it makes a final costly slip -- and misses its goal.
March 14, 2007
There are still some nice touches of absurdist satirical wit hanging out along the sidelines, given extra bite by Dede Allen's superbly pacy editing.
March 14, 2007
Slap Shot has a kind of vitality to it that overwhelms most of the questions relating to consistency of character and point of view.
Top Critic
March 14, 2007
Half the time Hill invites the audience to get off on the mayhem, the other half of the time he decries it.
July 25, 2019
A comedy that is at times entertaining and occasionally sentimental. [Full Review in Spanish]
September 21, 2017
Easily the greatest hockey film ever made.
September 21, 2017
One of the film's unexpected bonanzas is a clutch of beautifully realized female roles.
January 2, 2014
Its moral pretenses left me cold.
May 2, 2013
Often raucously funny and subversive, Slap Shot is one of the few sports movies that is openly contemptuous of its sport, or at least the modern state of it.
April 22, 2013
[VIDEO ESSAY] "Slap Shot" is a sports movie that revels in details of milieu, plot and character. Smokestacks billow white plumes from a perpetually overcast industrial skyline. Everything is old and weather beaten. Every victory is tainted.
December 15, 2009
Countless profanity penalties in ''70s hockey spoof.
August 1, 2008
An unsually abrasive sporting drama from director Hill.
January 6, 2008
March 26, 2007
Raw, raunchy, and absolutely hilarious.
March 14, 2007
This film is full of friendly slap shots, romantic icing, and passionate goals. It's well worth checking out.
March 14, 2007
Funny, frank, and violent, George Roy Hill's absorbing film about minor league hockey offers a wonderful comic performance from Newman.
April 29, 2005
The quintessential hockey flick
October 25, 2004
Pushed the puck for nudity and language of its time.
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