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Thunderstruck Reviews

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Sandie Angulo Chen
Common Sense Media
September 5, 2012
Talent-swapping basketball tale is bland but OK for kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
August 31, 2012
Headlining a less-than-mediocre kids' movie taints one's brand rather than enhancing it. Just ask Shaq.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Todd Jorgenson
August 29, 2012
It might be more effective with a hint of subtlety and a premise that isn't so flimsy and formulaic.
Paul Chambers
Movie Chambers
August 25, 2012
The film has a great, if not commonplace, message: Work hard to get ahead. Don't take any shortcuts. Nothing wrong with kids wasting 90 minutes if they come away with that theme.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Jim Judy
Screen It!
August 24, 2012
What should have otherwise been an easy layup of a film bounces off the backboard and rim, and misses its shot at being something special. (Full Content Review for Parents also available)
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Sean O'Connell
Washington Post
August 24, 2012
Sells itself on durable messages about strong work ethic, the importance of community relations and playing to one's individual potential.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Nell Minow
August 23, 2012
This "Freaky Friday" with basketball keeps throwing airballs.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
August 23, 2012
An innocuous boys' wish-fulfillment fantasy...that would be more at home on a family-friendly cable channel....But boys of a certain age--and their sports-minded dads--probably won't mind.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Brian Orndorf
August 23, 2012
Bland, feebly acted comedy, concentrating more on laughs and half-realized messages of adolescent responsibility than solidifying a truly bizarre premise.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
August 23, 2012
"Thunderstruck" isn't especially funny or exciting, and its muddled lesson is about as convincing as Marv Albert's luxuriant russet wig. But it's not terrible.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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