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December 6, 2018
I'm surprise that Paul Newman can be so good at trash talking
September 20, 2018
Still one of my all time favorite comedies. I mean come on, The Hanson Brothers!
March 26, 2018
Very hard to imagine this film without Paul Newman in the central role, in which he gives a masterclass performance. The support is excellent, the "Hanson brothers" becoming a cult as a result. Just as good as it gets sports movie.
October 28, 2017
I hate sports and LOVE this movie...It actually holds up today, as not much has lip service is given to sexism...despite it still being there, everywhere. This movie APPLAUDS it with appropriate consequences.
July 24, 2017
Arguably the best sporting drama ever made. Paul Newman and the supporting cast are exceptional with such a terrifically clever and fun script that make an equally as entertaining film. The comedy works and blends wonderfully with the drama, but the latter is somewhat forgotten about in the last act.
½ February 7, 2017
I know this movie has a cult following especially among hockey fans and maybe it's because I'm not a hockey fan but I really don't see what is so great about this movie.
½ October 14, 2016
Watching moves from the 1970s is always an experience. The period seems to break a lot of rules established in the first half of the century, and does so with varying degrees of success. Against all odds, this random string of events and scenes that I honestly spent most of the movie wonder what the point of it all was is so entertaining and the actors so charismatic that I really didn't care. This rag tag failing pro hockey team is completely ridiculous, but Paul Newman along with a strong supporting cast keep the movie interesting. Bonus points for pre-MPAA ratings language and nudity which would likely have been edited out to keep this PG-13. Gotta love the 70s.
August 21, 2016
This was a fun hockey comedy with some great performances especially Paul Newman who seemed like he was having a blast making the film.
July 10, 2016
Newman + Hanson brothers = hat trick of fun
June 13, 2016
best sports comedy of all time!
½ May 29, 2016
Not too bad for an American sports film; it does have some funny characters and moments.
½ April 16, 2016
160416: Having recently met the "Hanson Brothers", "Killer Carlson" and "Denis Lemieux"; all I can say is they're all pure class, much like this film. Top notch, timeless entertainment.
½ March 18, 2016
Slapshot is crude, chauvinist, & very politically incorrect. It's also funny as Hell. Here a scraggly-looking Paul Newman leads a team of ferocious hockey goons that isn't any good at winning games, but it great winning fistfights on the ice. It all culminates in a hilarious climax in which the heroes simultaneously take on a rival team & their rowdy fans .
March 9, 2016
This is one of the funniest hockey movies I've ever seen in my life!
½ October 14, 2015
Disclaimer: I only watched 30 minutes of this film. Not a single laugh.
½ October 7, 2015
I don't think this one has aged real well. Maybe I'm just not enough of a hockey person. I just didn't think it was all that funny. Newman was great, and I enjoyed the Hansen's, but overall doesn't measure up.
July 26, 2015
A funny and one heck of a classic movie.
May 31, 2015
George Roy Hill's 1977 comedy about an aging hockey player and his minor league team remains just as rude, crude and inappropriately funny as it must have been at the time of it's release. Paul Newman is outstanding, but it is Nancy Dowd's script and Hill's adaptation of it that makes it shine. The humor here often verges on sophomoric, but the insights are fairly potent. Great film.
½ February 27, 2015
Crass, crude, violent comedy involving minor-league hockey. Paul Newman plays the coach/player of crappy team in Charlestown who don't win often and are going to be disbanded - and he essentially invents a potential "move" to Florida to inspire his team to win. Unforgettable characters and villains, and the vulgarity is present in just about every scene. Very quotable lines with exceptional dialogue for on early '80s comedy, and it is well acted throughout. The addition of the Hansons as total goons lead to some hilarious moments. It's ironic that the subject matter deals with franchises moving/folding, which has been a huge issue with major sports teams over the past 30 years. One of the best sports movies as well as one of the best comedies ever.

Grade = 8.5/10
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