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Based on 32 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 3 )
  • 40
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Distressingly shallow. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Earns its emotional moments, and it takes the audience along. show more

  • 75
    Susan Wloszczyna USA Today

    Producer Jerry Bruckheimer, in an atypically high-minded and low-budget frame of mind, manages to breeze through most of the gridiron genre's obstacles with his admirable, crowd-pleasing Titans. show more

  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    A conventional, button-pushing but emotionally affecting tale. show more

  • 38
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    History as filtered through the faux-liberal prism of Hollywood's dream factory, and an insult, I believe, to the people who actually carried the fight and endured the pain for civil rights. show more

  • 75
    Larry Terenzi Mr. Showbiz

    Ultimately nothing more than a live-action cartoon. A high-minded, inspiring cartoon, but a cartoon nonetheless. show more

  • 88
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    Works better and cuts deeper than the mostly fictionalized "Hoosiers." show more

  • 88
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    A civics lesson about integration very artfully - and entertainingly - disguised as an upbeat family sports movie. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Has the outer form of a brave statement about the races in America, but the soul of a sports movie in which everything is settled by the obligatory last play in the last seconds of the championship game. show more

  • 75
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    It has a good heart, though, and makes an amiable introduction to the integration battles of the '60s and '70s. show more

  • April 23, 2010 lillyrsidiqi
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    luv this movie. sad. almost cried

  • February 01, 2009 rlbmagic
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    So I'm listening to the radio and a member of the actual team the movie is "based" on calls in and says the racial tension in the movie was way overblown. Sure, there were racists, he says, but the team was far more concerned with winning from the get-go. Was I there? Of course not, But that movie producers would bend the truth or lie to make a better story - i.e., more conflict - is so common that only the terminally naive would believe they don't. The Great Debaters is a milder case in point - they didn't debate Harvard, they debated USC. The change to Harvard was, IMO, racist in and of itself - was the Wiley team any less talented because they "only" beat USC?

  • July 29, 2008 w r via
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    great movie, great for all ages.

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