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  • Summary: The inspiring story of the team that transcended its sport and united a nation with a new feeling of hope. Based on the exciting true story of one of the greatest moments in modern history, the film captures a time and place where differences could be settled by games and a cold war could be put on ice. (Disney) Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 36
  2. Negative: 0 out of 36
  1. 100
    Russell's conviction is so total that it tingles the spines of the audience.
  2. Reviewed by: Joe Leydon
    Key to drama's success is the artful underplaying by Kurt Russell in the lead role of Herb Brooks.
  3. What will make the film compelling even for audiences who never heard of the miracle on ice is Kurt Russell's taut, nuanced portrait of Herb Brooks.
  4. Reviewed by: Ed Park
    Kurt Russell is terrific as coach Herb Brooks, psychological tactician out to redeem his being cut from the 1960 U.S. squad, the last one to beat the CCCP.
  5. Reviewed by: Angel Cohn
    This hockey movie scores, thanks to director Gavin O'Connor's ability to skate that fine line between inspirational and melodramatic and achieve a satisfying balance.
  6. 60
    The best and most moving part of Miracle may be the closing credits, in which we see pictures of the actors accompanied by the names of the real-life characters they played and a strip of type that tells us where they are now.
  7. It's sometimes exciting but rarely thrilling, a victory of formula over finesse.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 36
  2. Negative: 2 out of 36
  1. Myles#13
    Sep 6, 2006
    THE best and most realistic hockey movie on the market... although I am a Canadian, the hockey fan in me loved this flick. Game scenes were well shot and entertaining and the acting was superb... although Kurt Russell is the obvious standout, every player fits the mould of their character- as the DVD says, the director looked for 'hockey players who could act', not actors who could skate. That brings quite a bit of realism to what otherwise could've been an ordinary movie. I could watch this movie again and again... if you love sports movies, you will enjoy Miracle! Expand
  2. Jul 4, 2014
    A great sport film for everyone to enjoy. Inspirational and heart-warming. A movie about the importance of determination, friendship, and team work. Good acting by everyone, especially Kurt Russell. One of Disney's best sports movie. Expand
  3. BuckmanB.
    Mar 27, 2009
    If you like hockey, you will love this movie. This is one of my all time favorite movies. Kurt Russell does an outstanding job and the movie very accurately portrays the real story. Very inspirational! Expand
  4. DanielV.
    Jun 22, 2009
    This is one of my top five favorite films of all time. It really captures the emotion and feeling of that time.
  5. EnzoP.
    Jun 27, 2009
    If you didn't realize in the movie they said attaboy a lot.
  6. Jul 20, 2013
    I am not a Hockey fan, but you don`t have to be to enjoy this movie. If you like underdogs you will like this movie. If you like the Olympics you will like this movie. Expand

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