Eddie (1996)

A few real NBA players populate this Whoopi Goldberg comedy about a Knicks fan who becomes their feisty coach and overcoming gender biases and tremendous credibility gaps, manages to turn the fictionalized losers into a winning team.… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: May 31, 1996
DVD Release Date: December 7, 1999
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Critic Score: 15% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Bruce Walker
Washington Post

The next hour or so is filled with the Knicks committing turnovers, until a player tells Eddie they'll keep losing until she takes an interest in their personal lives. Wow!

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

This sounds like a sensational scenario, but, alas, almost everything in betweenis recycled out of lightweight sports-movie cliches, and the movie never captures the electricity and excitement of the real NBA.

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TV Guide

A blessedly obscure little movie that you won't be finding on Whoopi's career highlights reel.

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Charlotte O'Sullivan
Time Out

What saves the film from abomination is the basketball.

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Mike Clark
USA Today

As long as the hoopsters mix it up with the Whoopster, it's fun. A second-string story keeps interrupting, though.

Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews

The basketball stuff is, as expected, well choreographed and shot.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

It's a fresh, funny, engaging picture that sets up an arresting situation and then follows through on it realistically.

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

Ms. Goldberg has everything it takes -- terrific lungs, endless wisecracks, that ear-to-ear grin -- to play the New York Knicks fan who is the star of this Cinderella story.

Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena

Whoopi Goldberg se esforça ao máximo para prender a atenção do espectador, mas o roteiro (escrito por seis pessoas!) anula suas tentativas com uma história previsível e repleta de clichês.

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Flixster Audience Score: 36% Flixster User Reviews
Jason Owens
Whoopi Goldberg rocks, and this was surprisingly good to have went so unnoticed...it's all the way live!
Jackson Walsh
Whoopi is hilarious, and has got real-life Knicks fans thinking 'Why couldnt this happen in real-life?'
Dean McKenna
Whoopi Goldberg's quite fine performance but a bit hilarious as the coach of her obsessive fan NBA basketball team after winning a contest to join in.
Joseph Eastmond
A Pretty good Sports-Comedy. I enjoyed it alot. Not too funny, Not to unfunny. The Knciks as actually portrayed, are losing in the NBA, and Whoopie Goldberg… More
danny d
i usually dont care for whoopi, but this flick was aight