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Director/screenwriter Robert Collector adapts Newberry Award-winning author Harold Keith's fact-based tale about a 1960s-era girl's basketball coach who inspired his athletes to believe in themselves and always strive to reach their greatest potential. Clayton Driscoll was an assistant boy's basketball coach when he accepted his first official coaching assignment in the tiny, backwater Oklahoma town of Middleton. An urbanite whose devoted wife Jean is wholly supportive of the move, Clayton hopes that the peace of the country will give the couple the opportunity to start a family.… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 60%

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"What the inspirational sports drama Believe in Me might lack in freshness, it nicely compensates for in heartfelt, winning conviction and spirited performances."
‑ Michael Rechtshaffen, Hollywood Reporter
"While it's not a classic high school basketball film such as Hoosiers (1986), Believe In Me tugs at the heartstrings with vigor."
‑ Larry Ratliff, San Antonio Express-News
"You will find it an evening well spent, uplifting with a lot of heartfelt feelings."
‑ Vince Koehler, Entertainment Spectrum
"It may be formulaic, but has enough heart to be a winner,""
‑ Louise Keller, Urban Cinefile
"Collector can't resist a few cloying, motivational speeches from time to time, but overall, he comes in nicely under the radar."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Whether based on fact or not, now is not the time for yet another feel good sports movie about a small town coach who battles against local public perception to take his team of misfits to the championships."
‑ Cole Smithey,
"Sweet, feel-good sports flick is girl-powered."
‑ Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
"Inspiration in Believe in Me comes early and often, and writer/director Collector never misses an opportunity for a heartfelt locker-room speech or joyful practice-session musical montage to tug at viewers' heartstrings."
‑ Josh Rosenblatt, Austin Chronicle
"Sincere, but insufferably dull."
‑ Gary Goldstein,
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