Radio

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8.2

Universal acclaim- based on 84 Ratings

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  • Summary: A dramatic and moving story inspired by events in the life of "Radio," a man who made an enduring impact on the lives of those around him. The film focuses on the mentoring relationship between a high school football coach (Harris) and Radio (Gooding) and how their unique friendshipA dramatic and moving story inspired by events in the life of "Radio," a man who made an enduring impact on the lives of those around him. The film focuses on the mentoring relationship between a high school football coach (Harris) and Radio (Gooding) and how their unique friendship ultimately transforms the conservative attitudes of a small South Caroling town. (Sony) Collapse
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 32
  2. Negative: 10 out of 32
  1. What could have been an all-occasion Hallmark card turns out to be an emotionally genuine love letter to a young man who transformed the town of Anderson, S.C., in the 1970s.
  2. A gentle film yet develops increasing dramatic tension beneath its easygoing, fair-minded surface.
  3. 50
    There's no arguing that Cuba Gooding Jr. is trying to do right by the mentally disabled James Robert Kennedy.
  4. Reviewed by: Sabrina Rojas Weiss
    40
    The heavy-handed score by notoriously heavy-handed James Horner is often the only indication that there's supposed to be a point to this showcase for Gooding's relentlessly adorable mugging.
  5. The cast, which includes Alfre Woodard and Debra Winger, manages to give thoughtful performances that salvage the film's integrity.
  6. Beyond mawkish, Radio would be harmless twaddle were it not for the offensive depiction of its hero, the real-life James Robert Kennedy.
  7. Reviewed by: Ed Park
    20
    Based-on-a-true-story kitschfest.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 40
  2. Negative: 6 out of 40
  1. RayK.
    Oct 24, 2003
    10
    Loved it.
  2. AshleyK.
    Nov 18, 2003
    10
    Definitely a great movie!!! I cried through the whole thing. It really makes you think about life and what it should be about!
  3. HarryJ.
    Nov 8, 2003
    10
    Just loved it as did my family. I do not understand how the professional critics could be so off the mark. Cuba was magnificent and should Just loved it as did my family. I do not understand how the professional critics could be so off the mark. Cuba was magnificent and should garner some serious consideration for an Oscar. Expand
  4. AshleyK.
    Nov 18, 2003
    10
    Definitely a great movie!!! I cried through the whole thing. It really makes you think about life and what it should be about!
  5. Jun 16, 2013
    0
    The Worst about Radio that it has the same old elements of a sports drama. It gets very boring and melodramatic from this. A BIG DISAPOINMENTThe Worst about Radio that it has the same old elements of a sports drama. It gets very boring and melodramatic from this. A BIG DISAPOINMENT FROM THIS MOVIE. Expand

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