The Miracle Season Reviews

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 10, 2018
The Miracle Season is pleasantly swift, but in a quest for ruthless efficiency, a few character beats are skipped.
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
The underlying story here is powerful enough that it sells itself. The best thing about "The Miracle Season" is it lets that story unfold and doesn't do anything to stand in its way.
April 5, 2018
It simply wallows too deeply in its grief to be uplifting.
April 5, 2018
It's no champion, but it's still a reasonably good cry.
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
"The Miracle Season" is a pleasant surprise, the rare inspirational sports movie that actually earns its tears.
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.
April 5, 2018
Even if you see through the benign (manipulative) strategies of "The Miracle Season," which isn't hard to do, resistance is futile. You will surrender.