Metascore
55

Mixed or average reviews - based on 28 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 28
  2. Negative: 2 out of 28
  1. The gooey sanctity of the bond between fathers and sons all but nullify Jackson's zesty performance.
  2. 25
    Well, it smells, all right, but authentic isn't the word I'd use for this maudlin male weepie, a compendium of the worst clich├ęs of sports and journalism movies.
User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. John
    Apr 3, 2008
    7
    Hey Jared you ever see a movie called Pulp Fiction, because in my opinion Sammuel L. was pretty good in that. Just a thought. Oh and Hey Jared you ever see a movie called Pulp Fiction, because in my opinion Sammuel L. was pretty good in that. Just a thought. Oh and it's called a comma, try using it one day. If your going to give a movie a 3 ouf of 10 please come up with something better thatn "its not crap its just not very good" because if you give something 3 you are saying that it is crap. Full Review »
  2. JayH.
    Apr 2, 2008
    5
    Not too bad but I did find it rather boring. The acting is good, as is the story but I just never got involved in the film, it never drew me Not too bad but I did find it rather boring. The acting is good, as is the story but I just never got involved in the film, it never drew me in. It lacks spunk. Full Review »
  3. StephenD.
    Aug 26, 2007
    9
    Will be a classic. A film which works on many levels. Jackson should win an Oscar.