The Mighty Ducks
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This fill-in-the-blanks children's comedy from Disney was such a success that it spawned a number of fill-in-the-blanks sequels -- along with a real-life professional hockey team. The basic story -- outcast coach handles a team of outcast kids and turns them from losers into winners -- has been told in a number of films, including Wildcats, The Bad News Bears, Hoosiers, and Youngblood. Here the sport is hockey. Emilio Estevez is Gordon Bombay, a high-powered lawyer haunted by an incident from his past: while playing pee-wee league hockey as a child, young Gordon missed a crucial shot in… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 15%

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"Very lame ice-hockey flick."
‑ Derek Adams, Time Out
"Those not yet wise to formulaic pablum are likely to enjoy this ice hockey kiddie ensemble comedy. But their older escorts might want to bring a novel and a flashlight, or a Walkman or portable television with earphones."
‑ Desson Thomson, Washington Post
"A light-hearted classic kids' sports movie."
‑ Elliot Panek, Common Sense Media
"Kids play hockey. Part 1."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
"I can understand why these unknown child actors were involved with this movie but as for the grown-ups, all I can figure is that they were each fulfilling some kind of community service obligation."
‑ Marjorie Baumgarten, Austin Chronicle
"The film is remarkably oblivious to the fact that if the team weren't hell-bent on a championship, young moviegoers would be significantly less interested in its adventures."
‑ Janet Maslin, New York Times
"Steven Brill, who has a small role in the film, constructed the screenplay much as one would put together some of those particleboard bookcases from Ikea."
‑ Rita Kempley, Washington Post
"Harmless enough, but its schematic retread of a screenplay and its lethargic acting detracts from the unassuming, passable entertainment it might have been."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"A poorly directed and utterly predictable yarn aimed at the small fry, who will probably be entertained by its simplicity."
‑ Chris Hicks, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
"It must be said that this movie is sweet and innocent, and that at a certain level it might appeal to younger kids. I doubt if its ambitions reach much beyond that."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"A pleasing and entertaining sports film, and one that can be appreciated by a wider audience thanks to its solid writing, and strong performances."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"I chose to work as a cashier at a gas station over being an extra in this. I chose wisely."
‑ Alex Sandell, Juicy Cerebellum
"The script by Steven Brill is pure formula and totally predictable. He takes absolutely no chances."
‑ Steve Rhodes, Internet Reviews
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