(2006)

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Metascore

Based on 33 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
75
Where it succeeds is as the story of a chapter in history, the story of how one coach at one school arrived at an obvious conclusion and acted on it, and helped open college sports in the South to generations of African Americans.
75
Chicago Tribune
The movie's great end-title sequence redeems everything. Under the credits, we see and hear the real-life game veterans as they are now--including, movingly, ex-Lakers coach Riley.
75
Miami Herald
In the end, a sports movie is only as good as the adrenalin rush it provides in the climactic match, and there, finally, Glory Road hits on all cylinders with nonstop action and a powerful emotional impact.
70
Wall Street Journal
This isn't a great film, but it's a surprisingly good and confident one, with a minimum of the showboating that often substitutes, in the feelgood genre, for simple feelings.
70
The Hollywood Reporter
Stirring tale of a team whose big win speeds the integration of intercollegiate sports.
63
At least a more satisfying basketball saga than last year's "Coach Carter."
63
New York Daily News
As movie fiction, I guess it is entertaining enough.
58
Entertainment Weekly
Still, it's only just a jump shot or two before Glory Road settles into its rudimentary, music-cued rhythms of classroom civics lessons punctuated by on-court action.
50
Josh Lucas plays Haskins with a no-bull vigor that comes in handy when the script saddles him with all-bull platitudes.
50
If you can get past a few swear words, the film's simplicity makes Glory Road a good starting point to get young kids to talk about racism.
50
Philadelphia Inquirer
A formulaic and fuzzy feel-good movie.

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