The Miracle Season Reviews

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March 5, 2020
You want emotion? See if you can handle this inspirational sports drama, whose every scene is calculated to make young hearts explode.
April 16, 2018
[Sean] McNamara loses the opportunity to make a film of truly epic proportions by adding a double dose of molasses to a story that by its very nature was sweet enough. [Full Review in Spanish]
April 7, 2018
Enough inspirational beats almost make this true story work. The closing-credit images of the real folks involved alone will empty a lot of tear ducts.
April 6, 2018
Needlessly and overly sentimental, relying heavily on a sweeping score to manipulate audiences and tug at heartstrings, The Miracle Season delivers exactly what you'd expect from a movie helmed by the director of Soul Surfer.
April 6, 2018
A true-life inspirational saga is compromised by aggressive tear-jerking in this formulaic sports drama.
April 6, 2018
This movie goes for the heartstrings and tear ducts more than the sports-conscious. The results are pretty mixed.
April 6, 2018
A simple movie of straightforward sentimentalism and gung-ho, against-all-odds inspiration.
April 6, 2018
It becomes exactly what it had avoided: a sports story that just happens to feature tragedy.
April 6, 2018
This is a glowing example of everything wrong with formulaic sports flicks.
April 5, 2018
Sadly, The Miracle Season lacks the depth of Cohen's 2004 offering. That's almost entirely the result of the film's saccharine first act.
April 5, 2018
Iowa produces more corn than any other state in the Union, and this year it will have to add 'The Miracle Season' to the crop count.
April 5, 2018
It simply wallows too deeply in its grief to be uplifting.
April 5, 2018
High school volleyball is not an exciting sport to watch on a big screen. At least not the way "Miracle" director Sean McNamara presents it.
April 5, 2018
This dramatization of a true story is long on sentiment, short on character and drama.
April 5, 2018
It is not unusual for an underdog sports picture to be predictable. But The Miracle Season seems downright preordained, and not just in its arc.
April 5, 2018
It's downright depressing to see Oscar winners Hunt and Hurt struggling to make something meaningful out of their superficially written characters.
April 5, 2018
Godawful, even by the standards of sports dramas, where healthy doses of manipulation and hagiography are accepted as part of the inspirational formula.
April 5, 2018
Even though Line's legacy manages to shine through, instilling audiences with a heartfelt message, a less paint-by-numbers film was left in the locker room.
April 5, 2018
Mistakes an inspiring true story for one that needs or deserves to be told cinematically; it isn't awful, but it's not a film, it's a tribute.
April 5, 2018
From lighting to music cues, "The Miracle Season" never misses a chance to lunge for your tear ducts, treating its characters less as flesh-and-blood humans than as props for delivering bromides.
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