Slap Shot Reviews

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November 4, 2019
Director George Roy Hill has contrived to keep the cameras and players in almost constant motion in the funny and energetic film.
October 25, 2019
Nancy Dowd's (first) script is so clear and chockfull of realities in the sports world that it makes me want to stand up and cheer:
July 25, 2019
A comedy that is at times entertaining and occasionally sentimental. [Full Review in Spanish]
September 21, 2017
Slap Shot remains the greatest sports flick of the 1970s.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
June 4, 2004
Best sports movie ever. Period.
February 19, 2004
August 21, 2003
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