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8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 76 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 71 out of 76
  2. Negative: 2 out of 76

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Metascore
57

Mixed or average reviews - based on 36 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 36
  2. Negative: 1 out of 36
  1. Reviewed by: James Wegg
    70
    Unfortunately, the accompanying story threads tend to bog down the action rather than provide contrast between the games.
  2. Thanks mainly to his (Jackson) considerable presence, Coach Carter works more effectively than expected.
  3. Reviewed by: Robert Koehler
    70
    Both an inspirational sports movie and an unexpected multi-level urban drama that plays by its own clock.