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  • Summary: Shortly after World War I, a new teacher (Coyote) brings basketball to a school in a small Pacific Northwest town. He helps to unite the town during a tense period which includes the immigration to the United States of German citizens.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 16
  2. Negative: 2 out of 16
  1. Well-acted, briskly paced and prettily photographed, the film is a mild-mannered family story with a caring heart, and that's ultimately enough to make its 104 minutes worthwhile.
  2. Reviewed by: Ted Fry
    80
    Accomplished, ambitious, and great-looking.
  3. Woven from such promising threads that you wish it was better.
  4. Reviewed by: Emily Borrow
    50
    Combines the wholesomeness of "Old Yeller" with the moral and physical claustrophobia of "The Waltons."
  5. You have no idea how determined director Rich Cowan is to suck the last drop of sap out of this tree.
  6. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    30
    Despite the overplotting, there's scarcely any of the characterization that might have made some of it interesting.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2

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