Mixed or average reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Reviewed by: Gary Goldstein
    Jul 31, 2014
    It's a terrific little film worthy of discovery.
  2. Reviewed by: Bill Edelstein
    Aug 25, 2014
    Engaging performances by the principal players, including Richard Jenkins as a legendary coach beset by personal demons, are almost enough to win the day, but in the end, the cliched narrative is too slight to put the picture over the finish line.
  3. Reviewed by: Christy Lemire
    Aug 1, 2014
    4 Minute Mile is efficient in its storytelling — which is fitting, given that it’s about a sprinter — and Jenkins and Blatz have solid chemistry with each other.
  4. Reviewed by: Nicolas Rapold
    Jul 31, 2014
    Most of the movie is a losing proposition.
  5. Reviewed by: Adam Nayman
    Jul 31, 2014
    This film about the loneliness of the young middle-distance runner drops so many heavy obstacles in his way, with such grueling regularity, that it’s like he’s practicing to be a hurdler instead.
  6. Reviewed by: Zachary Wigon
    Jul 29, 2014
    The narrative is so formulaic as to feel immediately contrived, with seemingly every plot device taken from another film.

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