4 Minute Mile
4 Minute Mile (2014)

A highly charged, emotional story of a disenfranchised teen living on the wrong side of the tracks. Desperate for a way out, his life collides with an old reclusive track coach, angry at the world with no purpose in life, with who he… More

Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: August 1, 2014
DVD Release Date: October 6, 2014
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Critic Score: 29% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Bill Edelstein

A by-the-numbers tale of inspiration through perspiration.

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Nicolas Rapold
New York Times

More than one interior scene looks underlit for effect,but that's at least something else to think about as the film goes through its paces.

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Catherine Brown
FILMINK (Australia)

A lazily derivative underdog sporting yarn, 4 Minute Mile treads tired ground.

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Christy Lemire

4 Minute Mile at least has the decency to acknowledge that it's aware of its underdog sports-movie clichés, especially the ones that made The Karate Kid such an '80s classic.

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Cary Darling
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com

It's a moving, if occasionally heavy-handed, sports drama that deserves a wider audience than it is probably going to find in its limited release.

Todd Jorgenson

This earnest redemption drama fails to go the distance with sentimental tendencies and trite lessons of perseverance.

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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

Even if the story itself has been around the track a couple of times, veterans like these know how to bring it safely home.

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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times

A finely written and directed sports drama with a lead performance by rising star Kelly Blatz so deep and affecting it often evokes Timothy Hutton's Oscar-winning turn in "Ordinary People."

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Jordan Adler
We Got This Covered

Even with Richard Jenkins's strong turn as a grizzled mentor and ex-athlete, 4 Minute Mile is a limp sports drama that fails to be inspirational or inspired.

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Flixster Audience Score: 45% Flixster User Reviews
Andreia Cordeiro
An overall semi good-ish running movie. I hated Cam Gigandet's character, Kelly Blatz is okay, but the one who gives it a bit depth is Richard Jenkins.… More