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Slap Shot Reviews

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Top Critic
Gary Arnold
Washington Post
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.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 2, 2014
Its moral pretenses left me cold.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Christopher Lloyd
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Cole Smithey
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.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
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.

August 1, 2008
An unsually abrasive sporting drama from director Hill.
Scott Weinberg
March 26, 2007
Raw, raunchy, and absolutely hilarious.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
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.
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Patrick Byrne
Apollo Guide
March 14, 2007
This film is full of friendly slap shots, romantic icing, and passionate goals. It's well worth checking out.
Full Review | Original Score: 90/100

TV Guide
March 14, 2007
Funny, frank, and violent, George Roy Hill's absorbing film about minor league hockey offers a wonderful comic performance from Newman.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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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.
Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World
April 29, 2005
The quintessential hockey flick
| Original Score: 4/5
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan
October 25, 2004
Pushed the puck for nudity and language of its time.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
Sarah Chauncey
June 4, 2004
Best sports movie ever. Period.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
February 9, 2004
Fingindo criticar a glorificação da violência e sua utilização como espetáculo, o filme comete os mesmos erros que supostamente condena.
| Original Score: 2/5
Gary Brown
Houston Community Newspapers
June 28, 2003
One of the funniest sports movies ever.
| Original Score: 5/5
Brian Mckay
March 21, 2003
Outrageously fun hockey comedy. I wish the Hanson brothers from this film would come around to body check those other Hanson brothers and their MMM-BOP crapola
| Original Score: 4/5
Clint Morris
September 20, 2002
It's amazing how great Paul Newman is. Let's admit it : the script for "Slapshot" wouldn't have read any better than your by-the-numbers sports underdog movie. guts and glory farce "Slapshot" plays like a true classic.
Cole Smithey
January 6, 2008
| Original Score: 4/5
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