Maurice Richard (The Rocket)
Maurice Richard (The Rocket) (2007)

This bio-drama centers around Quebec's most famous hockey player, Maurice "The Rocket" Richard, and focuses on the famous 1955 riot in the Forum.

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Rated: PG
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: December 11, 2007
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56%
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89%


Critic Score: 56% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

A well-made, inspirational effort that beautifully conveys its period and milieu.

Frank Lovece
Film Journal International

Overriding any such quibbles is Dupuis' utterly immersed performance and the film's sheer visual beauty. Aside from director Binamé's other talents, he actually makes hockey play comprehensible.

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Angela Baldassarre
Sympatico.ca

Fans of Maurice Richard will find "The Rocket" exhilarating and moving.

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Ronnie Scheib
Variety

Every bit as single-minded as its French-Canadian protagonist, pic drowns a potentially interesting story in careful literalism and elaborate period detail.

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Adam Schubak
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Sure, it has all of the elements of an underdog tale that has been done time and time again, but it ultimately becomes so much more.

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Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice

There's not much, finally, to lift this thing above its necessarily niche appeal.

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Donald J. Levit
Film Threat

The film may move Montrealers but will excite few others.

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Flixster Audience Score: 89% Flixster User Reviews
KJ Proulx
A spiritual high-octane adrenaline fueled jump up and cheer classic sports film that (in my opinion) is a modern classic. Maurice is an astonishing hockey… More
Kevin M
Dupuis is my favourite Montreal-based actor. Best delivery, in both French & English. Maurice Richard is someone all Canadian hear of, although most… More
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]"The Rocket" is thankfully not a biopic about Roger Clemens.(Sorry, Mets fan.) Rather, it is about Maurice "The… More
Lee Kyle
still trying to watch this one in its entirety ( thanx for thats kids) but what i have seen is a brilliant portrayal of what was an amazing hockey player in a… More