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  • Summary: Glory Road tells the inspiring story of the underdog Texas Western basketball team, with history's first all African American starting lineup of players, who took the country by storm, surprisingly winning the 1966 NCAA tournament title. Josh Lucas stars as Hall of Famer Don Haskins, the passionately dedicated college basketball coach that changed the history of basketball with his team's victory in this time of innocence. (Disney) Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 33
  2. Negative: 1 out of 33
  1. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    80
    Slick enterprise buoyed by a Motown-flavored '60s soundtrack and an appealing ensemble cast.
  2. 75
    In the end, a sports movie is only as good as the adrenalin rush it provides in the climactic match, and there, finally, Glory Road hits on all cylinders with nonstop action and a powerful emotional impact.
  3. 70
    When a movie plays every card, it's bound to win a hand or two. You can't exactly call that approach craftsmanship. But in the case of the Jerry Bruckheimer-produced inspirational sports drama Glory Road, it at least amounts to a kind of blunt effectiveness.
  4. 60
    Ripped directly from Disney's playbook of inspirational sports movies, it's devoid of any original elements that might deter it from that successful formula, hewing closer to the sentimental cliches of "Remember the Titans" than the much better "Miracle" or "The Rookie."
  5. 50
    Josh Lucas plays Haskins with a no-bull vigor that comes in handy when the script saddles him with all-bull platitudes.
  6. If the facts of the story are essentially true, their presentation is as formulaic as ever.
  7. 30
    First-time director James Gartner has managed to whittle away whatever was compelling about the 1966 Miners championship run.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 20
  2. Negative: 1 out of 20