Cool Runnings
Cool Runnings (1993)

Cool Runnings fictionalizes the true story of a bobsledding team from Jamaica making it to the Olympics. The tale begins when Derice Bannock (Leon), realizing that due to an accident his chances of qualifying for Jamaica's 1988 Olympic… More

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Rated: PG
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: October 1, 1993
DVD Release Date: July 17, 2001
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Critic Score: 75% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Cool Runnings rises above its formulaic sports-movie themes with charming performances, light humor, and uplifting tone.

Leonard Klady

The offbeat, fact-based saga is enlivened by the perfect balance of humor, emotion and insight and should be one of the true sleepers among fall box office releases.

James Berardinelli

Entirely mediocre and forgettable

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Marc Lee
Daily Telegraph (UK)

Cool Runnings is a charming tale of determined underdogs, with plenty of laughs, moments of real tension, and five engaging performances.

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Time Out

Travelogue shots of happy Jamaicans dancing in the sun give way to patronising comedy.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

The ghost of Stepin Fetchit is hovering in the tropical ether.

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Charles Cassady
Common Sense Media

Delightful, tween-friendly story of Jamaican bobsledders.

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

A cute, buoyant sports fantasy, jolted along by a reggae soundtrack and playfully acted by an appealing cast.

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

If you like underdog movies, you might like this one. Especially if you haven't seen very many.

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A spirited -- if sentimental and conventional -- movie...

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Flixster Audience Score: 81% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
John Candy always makes me laugh even in this Disney flick.
Lucas Martins
Entertaning, funny and inspirational, Cool Runnings, bring a good cast and screenplay. Probably the best work of Jon Turteltaub. Fresh.
Alex roy
Cool Runnings is a very good comedy about a Jamaican Bob Sled team. This is a well made comedy with lots of laughs, a decent cast, and of course the brilliance… More
Jennifer D
I remember watching this on a bus to a field trip. I don't remember much, but I think I liked it.
Adam Kelly
"Cool Runnings" is a film that shouldn't be good, but is. It isn't a masterpiece, it doesn't excel in any particular technique of… More
Lady D'arbanville
Based on the true story of the 1988 Jamaican bob-sled team, this comical American-come-Jamaican film is quite the 90?s classic. Love the Jamaican input here,… More