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The inspiring story of the team that transcended its sport and united a nation with a new feeling of hope. Based on the true story of one of the greatest moments in sports history, the tale captures a time and place where differences could be settled by games and a cold war could be put on ice. In 1980, the United States Ice Hockey team's coach, Herb Brooks, took a ragtag squad of college kids up against the legendary juggernaut from the Soviet Union at the Olympic Games. Despite the long odds, Team USA carried the pride of a nation yearning from a distraction from world events. With the… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 80%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"If you can tolerate all this phony uplift you'll also get a pretty interesting story about a shrewd Minnesota college coach named Herb Brooks."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"Big on slogans, but low on personality."
‑ Stephanie Zacharek, Salon.com
"Moving story of the 1980 Olympic hockey team."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"Miracle capitalizes on its understanding of team dynamics: the bonding of pain and gain alike, the ownership of integrity over ego, the satisfaction of communal accomplishment. [Blu-ray]"
‑ Peter Canavese, Groucho Reviews
"Writer Eric Guggenheim and director O'Connor master the two key elements: the team and Brooks."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"[T]humbs up for this uplifting and inspirational movie about one of the great upsets in sports history."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"The movie effectively simulates the game's whirl, and should grab all but the most finicky hockey fans. But for moviegoers who think if you've seen one sports flick, you've seen 'em all -- well, you've definitely seen this one."
‑ Mark Jenkins, Washington Post
"A story about people rather than just one a team going for the win. In doing so, O'Connor makes Miracle one of the more thoughtful and enjoyable films revolving around sports."
‑ Ryan Cracknell, Movie Views
"This isn't anyone's finest hour."
‑ Jules Brenner, Cinema Signals
"This inspirational, rough and tumble, profanity-free testament to ingenuity also touches on the conflicts between work ethics and domestic responsibility."
‑ Mark Halverson, Sacramento News & Review
"Russell is terrific as coach Herb Brooks."
‑ Ed Park, Village Voice
"The movie brings the audience back to 1980 with bone-crunching verisimilitude."
‑ Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
"Even if you don't know a "blue line from a clothes line," "Miracle" is a thoroughly enjoyable film that unspools like a Robert Altman movie where many characters' individual essences are revealed at once."
‑ Cole Smithey, ColeSmithey.com
"Russell is at his understated best in the film, which stands as a living tribute to Coach Herb Brooks."
‑ James Plath, Movie Metropolis
"A complex portrait of a man, and Kurt Russell delivers a major performance as that man."
‑ Rob Gonsalves, eFilmCritic.com
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