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Cool Runnings fictionalizes the true story of a bobsledding team from Jamaica making it to the Olympics. The tale begins when Derice Bannock (Leon), realizing that due to an accident his chances of qualifying for Jamaica's 1988 Olympic track team are dashed, scrounges around looking for another sport for the competition. Since ex-United States gold medal bobsledding winner Irv Blitzer (John Candy) now lives in Jamaica, Derice chooses bobsledding, convincing Irv to coach the team. Derice then forms his team. He gets his friend Sanka Cofie (Doug E. Doug) to join up and recruits Junior Bevil… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 74%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The offbeat, fact-based saga is enlivened by the perfect balance of humor, emotion and insight and should be one of the true sleepers among fall box office releases."
‑ Leonard Klady, Variety
"Entirely mediocre and forgettable"
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"Delightful, tween-friendly story of Jamaican bobsledders."
‑ Charles Cassady, Common Sense Media
"One of Candy's best as coach of an Olympic bobsled team."
‑ Steve Crum, Video-Reviewmaster.com
"While the film is cute and charming, it isn't without its copious cliches. All in all, it's pretty much as expected."
‑ Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com
"Travelogue shots of happy Jamaicans dancing in the sun give way to patronising comedy."
‑ , Time Out
"The ghost of Stepin Fetchit is hovering in the tropical ether."
‑ Desson Thomson, Washington Post
"A spirited -- if sentimental and conventional -- movie..."
‑ , Film4
"A energia do elenco e a inspiradora premissa (baseada em fatos reais) convencem o espectador a ignorar os vários clichês e a torcer desesperadamente pelos bravos jamaicanos."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"In the tradition of Mighty Ducks, here's another great Rocky story from Disney."
‑ Fred Topel, About.com
"A cute, buoyant sports fantasy, jolted along by a reggae soundtrack and playfully acted by an appealing cast."
‑ Janet Maslin, New York Times
"If you like underdog movies, you might like this one. Especially if you haven't seen very many."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Cool Runnings doesn't even rate a bronze medal as either sports film or comedy."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Entertaining and uplifting."
‑ Dragan Antulov, rec.arts.movies.reviews
"Better than it looks. I know, it shocked me too."
‑ Scott Weinberg, eFilmCritic.com
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