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Based on 13 Reviews
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  • 60
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    As the team gets in shape, a hot new ringer is brought in and the fallen son redeems himself - and director Steve Rash's movie wins us over. show more

  • 50
    Frank Scheck The Hollywood Reporter

    Predictable from first moment to last, it does at least provide a showcase for lacrosse, a sport heretofore cinematically unexploited. show more

  • 63
    Loren King Boston Globe

    The story is unique and engaging enough to transcend the uplifting sports-underdog formula. show more

  • 50
    The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Crooked Arrows is no "Rocky." It lacks the emotional momentum required for that. But if it's just light, family-friendly entertainment you want, Crooked Arrows fits the bill. show more

  • 50
    Slant Magazine

    Although it adheres to the tried-and-true sports-movie formula of an underdog team striving to overcome their limitations to become winners, Crooked Arrows lacks captivating emotional momentum. show more

  • 25
    New York Post

    Disliking this film feels churlish, like rooting for the Yankees to crush the Little League champs. But amiability, and the natural affinity most people have for David over Goliath, can't substitute for skill and imagination. show more

  • 25
    Michael O'Sullivan Washington Post

    The high-school sports drama Crooked Arrows has two -- but only two -- original selling points: Its protagonists are Native Americans and the sport in question is lacrosse. That's something you don't see every day. Other than that, however, the film's moves are taken straight out of "The Bad News Bears" playbook. show more

  • 40
    Time Out New York

    Though the fallout is utterly predictable, director Steve Rash at least brings an engaging fluidity to the high-energy sports scenes. show more

  • 40
    Marjorie Baumgarten Austin Chronicle

    The entire film wants to be the retort to an idle comment uttered by a prep school lacrosse mom in the stands: "When did the Indians starts playing lacrosse anyway?" show more

  • 50
    Gary Goldstein Los Angeles Times

    The result is a well-meaning checklist of a film that lacks sufficient charm or off-the-field vigor to fully score its intended goal. show more

  • October 25, 2012 Mom & Gabrielle
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    I loved this movie. My daughter played lacrosse for one season and we have so many wonderful memories of that time!! As Natives we are proud to see a positive movie about our relatives: )

  • August 01, 2012 omikmaq03
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    MY FAMILY & MY PEOPLE WERE EXTRAS IN THE MOVIE .WE WORKED HARD BUT ALSO HAD FUN SOME THINGS WERE NOT TRADITIONAL, MINOR THINGS BUT IT IS A MOVIE WHAT MOVIE DO YOU KNOW THAT IS SHOULD I SAY PERFECT? WE WILL HAVE OUR OWN RED CARPET CEREMONY MAY THE CREATOR WATCH OVER EVERTYONE

  • June 13, 2012 pu00000000126228
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    What a great family movie and very interesting history of the game. This movie is one you will want to view again and again because it is so good.

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