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  • Summary: A football star (Cruise) looking for a scholarship to escape his small Pennsylvania steel town butts heads with his coach (Nelson).
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. A surprisingly large portion of the picture is given over to a gritty and unexpectedly moving examination of a senseless but understandable feud between two wrongheaded, sincere people making all the wrong moves. [21 Oct 1983]
  2. Reviewed by: Jay Carr
    75
    Cruise is believable as an athlete; and the cocky bravado he emits to impress his girlfriend (played with matching complexity and maturity by Lea Thompson) has a fetching sense of lift, too. But his vulnerability is what's most refreshing and ingratiating about Cruise's Stef. [05 Nov 1983]
  3. 75
    Two people finally tell each other the truth. This is, of course, an astonishing breakthrough in movies about teenagers, and All the Right Moves deserves it.
  4. A well-made but sugar-coated working-class fable about a football star.
  5. Reviewed by: Richard Corliss
    50
    This naive little movie hopes to prove itself the Flashdance of football.
  6. Reviewed by: Ian Nathan
    40
    There is a tender resonance in its cheesy sports drama operating with all the obvious moves.
  7. Reviewed by: Staff (Not Credited)
    38
    This cliche-riddled picture was the directorial debut of veteran cinematographer Michael Chapman, who took no risks in his first time out.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Aug 12, 2010
    10
    Agree with the critics: Two people finally tell each other the truth. This is, of course, an astonishing breakthrough in movies about teenagers, and All the Right Moves deserves it. Expand