Believe in Me
Believe in Me (2007)

Director/screenwriter Robert Collector adapts Newberry Award-winning author Harold Keith's fact-based tale about a 1960s-era girl's basketball coach who inspired his athletes to believe in themselves and always strive to reach their… More

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Rated: PG
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: March 9, 2007
DVD Release Date: September 4, 2007
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Critic Score: 60% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter

What the inspirational sports drama Believe in Me might lack in freshness, it nicely compensates for in heartfelt, winning conviction and spirited performances.

Larry Ratliff
San Antonio Express-News

While it's not a classic high school basketball film such as Hoosiers (1986), Believe In Me tugs at the heartstrings with vigor.

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Vince Koehler
Entertainment Spectrum

You will find it an evening well spent, uplifting with a lot of heartfelt feelings.

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Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile

It may be formulaic, but has enough heart to be a winner,"

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Collector can't resist a few cloying, motivational speeches from time to time, but overall, he comes in nicely under the radar.

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Cole Smithey

Whether based on fact or not, now is not the time for yet another feel good sports movie about a small town coach who battles against local public perception to take his team of misfits to the championships.

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Sandie Angulo Chen
Common Sense Media

Sweet, feel-good sports flick is girl-powered.

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Josh Rosenblatt
Austin Chronicle

Inspiration in Believe in Me comes early and often, and writer/director Collector never misses an opportunity for a heartfelt locker-room speech or joyful practice-session musical montage to tug at viewers' heartstrings.

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Gary Goldstein

Sincere, but insufferably dull.

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Flixster Audience Score: 73% Flixster User Reviews
Cynthia S.
What a good movie. I have always loved a movie that we can cheer for the underdog, and be really happy for how things turn out. Jeffrey Donovan is wonderful in… More
Mark Abell
This was a real feel-good movie about a girl's high school basketball team in rural Oklahoma back in the sixties, long before Title IX levelled the playing… More
Dean McKenna
Heartfelt, winning conviction and spirited performances. This is the next true story of the basketball coach in the 1960s, since <i>Glory Road</i>,… More
Lea Lea
sweet movie..
Walter M.
In "Believe in Me," it is 1964 and Clay Driscoll(Jeffrey Donovan) and his wife Jean(Samantha Mathis) are moving to Middleton in western Oklahoma where… More