4 Minute Mile
4 Minute Mile (2014)

A highly charged, emotional story of a disenfranchised teen living on the wrong side of the tracks. Desperate for a way out, his life collides with an old reclusive track coach, angry at the world with no purpose in life, with who he… More

Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: October 6, 2014
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23%
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45%



Critic Score: 23% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Bill Edelstein
Variety

A by-the-numbers tale of inspiration through perspiration.

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Nicolas Rapold
New York Times

More than one interior scene looks underlit for effect,but that's at least something else to think about as the film goes through its paces.

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Todd Jorgenson
Cinemalogue.com

This earnest redemption drama fails to go the distance with sentimental tendencies and trite lessons of perseverance.

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Christy Lemire
RogerEbert.com

4 Minute Mile at least has the decency to acknowledge that it's aware of its underdog sports-movie clichés, especially the ones that made The Karate Kid such an '80s classic.

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Cary Darling
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com

It's a moving, if occasionally heavy-handed, sports drama that deserves a wider audience than it is probably going to find in its limited release.

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Jordan Adler
We Got This Covered

Even with Richard Jenkins's strong turn as a grizzled mentor and ex-athlete, 4 Minute Mile is a limp sports drama that fails to be inspirational or inspired.

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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

Even if the story itself has been around the track a couple of times, veterans like these know how to bring it safely home.

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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times

A finely written and directed sports drama with a lead performance by rising star Kelly Blatz so deep and affecting it often evokes Timothy Hutton's Oscar-winning turn in "Ordinary People."

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Adam Nayman
The Dissolve

There's a similar redolence to 4 Minute Mile overall-the odor of a hard-working but underachieving movie that's 99 percent perspiration and 1 percent inspiration.

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Flixster Audience Score: 45% Flixster User Reviews
Andreia Cordeiro
An overall semi good-ish running movie. I hated Cam Gigandet's character, Kelly Blatz is okay, but the one who gives it a bit depth is Richard Jenkins.… More