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  • 38
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    This afternoon-TV special trying to pass as a real movie earns an extra half star solely for Samuel L. Jackson, who brings his usual fire to the role. show more

  • 50
    Carla Meyer San Francisco Chronicle

    Features bursts of humor and electrifying energy offset by speechifying and a dud of a subplot. show more

  • 50
    Mike Clark USA Today

    2-1/4 hours of MTV-produced tough love, with a dance break and pool party to relieve -- momentarily -- a series of motivational rants from lead Samuel L. Jackson. show more

  • 60
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    A smart entertainment that trades on Mr. Jackson's forceful presence, a cast of extremely likable young actors and lots of basketball action. show more

  • 75
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    It's fair to say that Coach Carter is more an education film than it is a sports movie. show more

  • 75
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    By turns funny, touching and genuinely inspiring. show more

  • 60
    Michael Rechtshaffen The Hollywood Reporter

    Thanks mainly to his (Jackson) considerable presence, Coach Carter works more effectively than expected. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Jackson has the usual big speeches assigned to all coaches in all sports movies, and delivers on them, big time. His passion makes familiar scenes feel new. show more

  • 75
    Chicago Tribune

    A true story, feel-good parable and a respectable, uplifting descendent of "To Sir, With Love" and "Lean On Me." show more

  • 75
    Connie Ogle Miami Herald

    Descended from a long and healthy line of high school-sports and academic-achievement films, a hip-hop "Hoosiers" bolstered by a generous helping of "Stand and Deliver" and "Lean On Me." show more

  • February 26, 2012 ndwright4
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    This movie greatly presents many of the problems in our High Schools today!! Having been an athlete, I realize that athletics are often given a greater priority than academic accomplishments. This, to me, is a great mistake, and truly harms our students. Obviously, both areas are important. Hopefully, in the near future, our populace will discern a method that can benefit all of our precious students.

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