Mystery, Alaska
Mystery, Alaska (1999)

The remote and isolated Mystery, Alaska-a little town on the outskirts of greatness--- may look cold and unexciting from the outside, but inside, behind closed doors, Mystery has all the sex scandals, hidden secrets, prying eyes and… More

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Rated: R
Running Time:
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: May 9, 2000
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Critic Score
38%
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User Score
67%



Critic Score: 38% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The lack of hockey action and authenticity left critics cold.

Susan Stark
Detroit News

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?

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Roger Ebert
At the Movies

Mystery, Alaska is sweet, pleasant, low-key, inoffensive and unnecessary.

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Jean-François Vandeuren
Panorama

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...

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Tom Keogh
Film.com

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.

Jay Carr
Boston Globe

Kelley is obviously aware that to make the move from TV to films he must fill his scripts with greater depth and density.

Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com

With so many characters and plotlines, it seems that TV king Kelley mistook this big-screen assignment for another network pilot.

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John Petrakis
Chicago Tribune

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.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Grown-up Mighty Ducks isn't meant for kids.

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

...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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 67% Flixster User Reviews
Jason Owens
Ever since I saw the previews for it a couple of years ago, I knew I had to see "Mystery, Alaska." One thing that surprised me was that my mom even… More
danny d
very good movie
Dean McKenna
I love ice-hockey in comedy film since <i>Slap Shot</i> and <i>The Mighty Ducks</i> series, but this is a hilarious tale of romance,… More
Leigh Ryan
I liked it.
Jason Spencer
It was the usual sports movie. The underdog takes on the top dog.
Cameron Johnson
Here's a mystery for you: "Why are sports movies so boring?" Oh wait, that's no mystery. The reason is that sports, in general are boring… More