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  • Summary: Based on a true story, a poor Illinois town comes together behind the local Pop Warner football team and their unlikely quarterback, Jasmine Plummer, the first female in Pop Warner's history. Under the tutelage of her uncle Curtis, a former high school football star, Jasmine leads her team, the Minden Browns to the Pop Warner Super Bowl and inspires the town of Minden, Illinois to reclaim some of its former glory. (The Weinstein Company) Expand
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 19
  2. Negative: 2 out of 19
  1. 75
    The more it builds, the more it grows on you.
  2. Reviewed by: Josh Rosenblatt
    Cube is excellent as the doughy, rumpled ex-somebody who finds new life in helping to save somebody else's.
  3. 63
    Its characters are likable enough to settle in with for a pleasant hour and a half.
  4. 58
    A sports movie like every other, but the excellent, lived-in performances of Cube and Palmer make it a mildly affecting.
  5. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    The saga is an undeniably heartwarming one about perseverance, hard work, and pride in community. And who could criticize that?
  6. 50
    What makes this one different? Absolutely nothing. (Sure, it's based on a true story, but I mean come on, whatever.)
  7. Reviewed by: Vadim Rizov
    The Longshots strains so hard to inspire, every moment underlined with a by-the-numbers score, that it ends up totally innocuous.

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