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  • Summary: A publicity stunt turns into the ultimate lopsided competition when the world-famous New York Rangers face off against the team from Mystery, Alaska, a hockey-loving town of only 633 people. (Hollywood Pictures)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 29
  2. Negative: 3 out of 29
  1. Scores big as a study of small-town life where characters collide and are forced to get along for the good of the community.
  2. An upbeat meat-and-potatoes movie.
  3. Reviewed by: Robert Koehler
    50
    Relies on ensemble allure, with mixed results.
  4. Reviewed by: Edvins Beitiks
    50
    Not as predictable as the rest of its ilk.
  5. Reviewed by: Chris Colin
    50
    There's no buildup, just emotional peak after emotional peak.
  6. 25
    Humdrum hybrid of stale sitcom characters and creaky sports cliches.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. RickM.
    Jan 10, 2006
    9
    If you love hockey, you have to see this. It's kinda disney-ish with it's unrealistic story but with adult oriented humor. I enjoyed it.
  2. RayS.
    Jan 21, 2006
    9
    Very entertaining movie filled with quirky humor, stars like Crowe, Burt Reynolds, and others. With some minor changes, this movie could have Very entertaining movie filled with quirky humor, stars like Crowe, Burt Reynolds, and others. With some minor changes, this movie could have been rated PG and aimed at families, with positive results. My kids loved it, but I had to fast forward through a few areas. Since it came from Disney, I don't understand their reasoning. Anyway, well worth the 2 hours. Enjoy. Expand
  3. davei.
    Oct 3, 2007
    9
    You will love this movie if you are a hockey fan. Yes it is a bit predictable But I still rate it above 95% of sports movies.
  4. Myles#13
    Sep 8, 2006
    7
    A Disney movie that somehow both exceeds and falls below expectations... the idea is kind of a neat original thought, but the execution falls A Disney movie that somehow both exceeds and falls below expectations... the idea is kind of a neat original thought, but the execution falls a bit short. Action scenes are VERY quick, and believe me; you will grow to HATE some of the characters (even if you're not meant to). That said, it is a neat little hockey flick and worth a view or two. Expand

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