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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 friendship ultimately transforms the conservative attitudes of a small South Caroling town. (Sony) Expand
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 32
  2. Negative: 10 out of 32
  1. 75
    There is no cynicism in Radio, no angle or edge. It's about what it's about, with an open, warm and fond nature. Every once in a while human nature expresses itself in a way we can feel good about, and this is one of those times.
  2. 60
    Radio is a film many people may be tempted to laugh off as button pushing feel-good fluff. Before doing so, they might want to ask themselves just what it is they find so funny about a little peace, love and understanding.
  3. Although his is not a perfect film, Tollin employs his soap-opera dialogue and aim-for-the-solar-plexus message quite unapologetically.
  4. 40
    The cumulative effect of the movie's many Kodak moments and stretches of greeting-card sentiment is that they kill us with kindness.
  5. The cast, which includes Alfre Woodard and Debra Winger, manages to give thoughtful performances that salvage the film's integrity.
  6. 30
    Anyone who already knows better than to taunt the disabled, or former Oscar winners, should probably give it a pass.
  7. Reviewed by: Ed Park
    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. Jun 16, 2013
    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 DISAPOINMENT FROM THIS MOVIE. Expand

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