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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, theGlory 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
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 33
  2. Negative: 1 out of 33
  1. 80
    From its sepia-toned palette to the Motown hits that drive its terrific soundtrack, Glory Road is utterly authentic. But most astonishing is an unrecognizable Jon Voight as Adolph Rupp.
  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. Glory Road is satisfying less for its virtuosity than for its sincerity, and also because it will acquaint audiences with a remarkable episode that had ramifications far beyond the basketball court.
  5. A formulaic and fuzzy feel-good movie.
  6. 50
    This is a movie you could watch in your sleep.
  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: 17 out of 21
  2. Negative: 1 out of 21
  1. illinination
    Mar 14, 2006
    10
    People complaining of over the top basketball skills need to stop complaining. Going into this movie you have to realize that it's going People complaining of over the top basketball skills need to stop complaining. Going into this movie you have to realize that it's going to be a little souped up because it needs to be. No one wants to sit and watch 2 hours of 1960's basketball, that would be boring. That being said it was an excellent movie that was intended to make you feel good. It wasn't meant to be Citizen Kane. If you come out feeling better about college basketball, it did its job. Expand
  2. Fantasy
    Jan 12, 2006
    10
    Great acting, dialogue, directing and just a great movie. Be sure to stay as the credits are rolling for some words from the real team Great acting, dialogue, directing and just a great movie. Be sure to stay as the credits are rolling for some words from the real team including Coach Haskins and Pat Riley. To think that in 1965 Coach Haskins picked some kids out of the playgrounds from across the country and won a National Championship in his first year after coaching a girls basketball team. Absolutely a dream come true and opened the door for many of today's atheletes. Expand
  3. SkyChild
    Jan 30, 2006
    10
    Amazingly good movie. Fabulous history lesson about how whites treated blacks. Unbelieveable movie with great actors. Some weird parts, but Amazingly good movie. Fabulous history lesson about how whites treated blacks. Unbelieveable movie with great actors. Some weird parts, but otherwise an absolute terrific movie. Expand
  4. JerryA.
    Jan 10, 2006
    8
    A typical Disney feel-good movie.
  5. Mar 20, 2015
    8
    To all my baller homies, yall need to watch this movie as it is both historically groundbreaking and purely inspirational. To give the basicTo all my baller homies, yall need to watch this movie as it is both historically groundbreaking and purely inspirational. To give the basic summary before you watch, it is about an underdog in the Texas Western (now UTEP) basketball team in the 60s that overcame all odds to achieve the unbelievable. I first watched it in seventh grade but I have watched it two more times after that because it was really thrilling to watch.

    Ignore the haters because those guys really don't understand the message of the movie. That message, hopefully yall will find out really speaks out to any man or woman regardless of background. Now I will say the storytelling is bland but as formulaic as it is, how else would you really capture the journey of Don Haskin's team?

    Musicwise, it all fits and there weren't any problems in the acting. You'll wanna watch this with a friends and if you're really a fan, get the war paint ready because you're about to be part of the Texas Western basketball team.
    Word to describe: legendary. the main character is a fore figure of the game of basketball and this movie does just enough to make his story known.
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  6. KevinB.
    Jan 13, 2006
    8
    Bruckheimer fell into a story that even HE couldn't gunk up, though he tried valiantly to do so. When will he learn that sometimes the Bruckheimer fell into a story that even HE couldn't gunk up, though he tried valiantly to do so. When will he learn that sometimes the story stands on its own, without his ludicrous--and bombastic--additions. Expand
  7. JonathanM.
    Jul 18, 2006
    1
    not only was it badly acted and badly directed, the ending lesson of demanding that white players sit only because of they are white screams not only was it badly acted and badly directed, the ending lesson of demanding that white players sit only because of they are white screams the racism that the movie poorly and generically tried to overcome. Expand

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