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74

Generally favorable reviews - based on 26 Critics

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  1. Reviewed by: Joe Leydon
    70
    Compelling but traditional feature.
  2. Reviewed by: Robert Wilonsky
    70
    A sweet, engaging journey with the Roosevelt Roughriders, whose kindly coach encourages the girls to snarl like wolves and devour like lions.
  3. 75
    The entertaining new documentary The Heart Of The Game at least acknowledges many of the same conflicts that arose in Hoop Dreams, even though it's really more about two outsized personalities and their infectious passion for the sport.