Crooked Arrows
Crooked Arrows (2012)

A mixed-blood Native American, Joe Logan, eager to modernize his reservation, must first prove himself to his father, the traditionalist Tribal Chairman, by rediscovering his spirit. He is tasked with coaching the reservation's high… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: May 18, 2012
DVD Release Date: October 23, 2012
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Gayle MacDonald
Globe and Mail

An entirely predictable script that chugs along to the foregone loser-beats-odds conclusion.

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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times

"Crooked Arrows" might involve two lesser-seen screen subjects - Native Americans and lacrosse - but it still can't break free of the usual underdog sports picture tropes.

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Mark Jackson
Epoch Times

It's a warm-hearted little movie. It may have a ton of Native American cinematic clichés-dream sequences with staccato wooden flutes, soaring eagles, and so on-but it works.

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Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post

In another era, "Crooked Arrows" might have been an after-school special, perfect to have on the TV while cleaning the house; miss a scene while you're dusting under the couch, and you'll still know exactly what's happening later.

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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News

Routh ... does a killer Tom Cruise-in-"Jerry Maguire" homage in this swift little sports dramedy.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Common Sense Media

This attempt at a drama is pretty routine, but it demonstrates why some clichés became clichés: because they work. [It's] basically The Bad News Bears without all of the humor, though the tone is still fairly light.

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Daniel M. Gold
New York Times

"Crooked Arrows" gets points for its glimpses of Native American culture and history - the film's backers include the Onondaga Nation - but too many of these scenes are disappointingly static.

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Ronnie Scheib

A millennial brace of lacrosse action propels Crooked Arrows through a thicket of cliches liberally planted in its path.

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Fred Topel

It's The Mighty Ducks for lacrosse and it works.

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