Mystery, Alaska
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In this comic drama about fame, sports, and small-town life, Mystery, Alaska is a small town in one of the least accessible parts of the coldest state in the union. It's a town where everyone knows each other and there isn't much to do. In places like this, small things tend to become very important, and in Mystery, the one thing that keeps everyone sane is hockey. Most of the men of Mystery are obsessive hockey fans, and a local hockey league has sprung up, with pools of neighborhood talent facing off on the ice every week. When a national sports magazine does a story on the hockey… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 38%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The Detroit Red Wings' season begins Saturday. Why enrich Disney's coffers for a shameless piece of cinematic junk like Mystery, Alaska when you can see the real thing?"
‑ Susan Stark, Detroit News
"Mystery, Alaska is sweet, pleasant, low-key, inoffensive and unnecessary."
‑ Roger Ebert, At the Movies
"La preuve qu'il est encore possible de produire de belles choses lorsque la passion est au rendez-vous, même si cela signifie parfois travailler avec des matériaux usés..."
‑ Jean-François Vandeuren, Panorama
"O roteiro cria uma série de subtramas que jamais se tornam relevantes e - o que é pior - mergulham no mais puro clichê."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"The only thing that saves it from being total trash is the skill of the lead actors, who make the best out of nothing."
‑ Michael W. Phillips, Jr., Goatdog's Movies
"Roach has to deal with some pure corn at the end, but he pulls it off and guides the actors to and through far better moments."
‑ Tom Keogh, Film.com
"Kelley is obviously aware that to make the move from TV to films he must fill his scripts with greater depth and density."
‑ Jay Carr, Boston Globe
"With so many characters and plotlines, it seems that TV king Kelley mistook this big-screen assignment for another network pilot."
‑ Michael Dequina, TheMovieReport.com
"No matter how stale the storyline, these actors breathe fresh emotion into it."
‑ Jeffrey Westhoff, Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
"The film plods along as slowly as a funeral procession on Therozine."
‑ Tony Toscano, Citadel Broadcasting
"There is no denying Kelley's ability to write a funny one-liner or pen a poignant speech, but this frustrating film has the potential to be much more than it is, especially with the collection of able actors on hand."
‑ John Petrakis, Chicago Tribune
"Grown-up Mighty Ducks isn't meant for kids."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"...completely inoffensive -- if you don't mind old ladies and little children saying shockingly rude things. But it's no Slap Shot, if that's what you wanted to know."
‑ Philip Martin, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
"While sports may well be the toy department of life, hanging out there is often what creates and sustains community."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"At neither a comedy nor a drama does it come close to succeeding."
‑ Steve Rhodes, Internet Reviews
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