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Based on 36 Reviews
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  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    You keep rooting for the team, mostly because director Gavin O’Connor (the terrific Tumbleweeds) cast real athletes instead of actors, a canny decision that pays major dividends when the big game is re-created. show more

  • 100
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    To make a movie about that team and those games requires more than an ability to depict personal dramas or re-enact game highlights. It requires the re- creation of a world and a mind-set, and Miracle accomplishes both brilliantly. show more

  • 63
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Patricia Clarkson, who has emerged as one of the screen's best character actresses, plays Brooks' wife with intelligence and down-to-earth warmth. show more

  • 50
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    It's sometimes exciting but rarely thrilling, a victory of formula over finesse. show more

  • 75
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    Miracle really isn't about the game. It's about the game as metaphor for united we stand. show more

  • 75
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    What is lacking in suspense is more than made up for in passion and in sports cinematography virtuosity. show more

  • 80
    Sheri Linden The Hollywood Reporter

    What will make the film compelling even for audiences who never heard of the miracle on ice is Kurt Russell's taut, nuanced portrait of Herb Brooks. show more

  • 100
    Michael Sragow Baltimore Sun

    Russell's conviction is so total that it tingles the spines of the audience. show more

  • 88
    Lawrence Toppman Charlotte Observer

    This film reminds us you can have a miracle only when David slings a stone at Goliath, not when two Goliaths pummel each other with sticks. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Although playing a hockey coach might seem like a slap shot for an actor, Russell does real acting here. He has thought about Brooks and internalized him. show more

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