Glory Road
Glory Road (2006)

The inspiring true story of the underdog Texas Western basketball team, with history's first all African American starting lineup of players, who took the country by storm, surprisingly winning the 1966 NCAA tournament title. Josh Lucas… More

Rated: PG
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Release Date: January 13, 2006
DVD Release Date: June 6, 2006
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Critic Score: 56% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: As formulaic as sports movies get, this underdog story still triumphs on the strength of its inspiring story.

J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

First-time director James Gartner observes all the rituals--the coach busting chops, the team sneaking out to party--but the players are indifferently characterized and the civil rights story has a fake Black History Month feel.

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Matt Singer
Village Voice

The team's accomplishments are here diluted into fodder for another of the producer's feel-good man-weepies.

Joshua Starnes

Like most sports films Glory Road works best when it is actually showcasing its sport ... off the court, however, it's alternately flat and didactic. Director Gartner goes to great pains to drill the films message in, early and often.

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Scott Tobias
AV Club

An underdog sports movie by the numbers.

Mike Clark
USA Today

An appealing Disney sports movie that underplays its potential, Glory Road is at least a more satisfying basketball saga than last year's Coach Carter.

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Tony Macklin
Bright Lights Film Journal

Glory Road doesn't have any of the individual moments that humanized Hoosiers, The Rookie, and Miracle. It's a feel-good sports movie by the numbers.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

Glory Road is a rousing and worthy tribute to one of the most important college basketball teams and one of the most important championship games of all time.

Susan Walker
Toronto Star

Lacking the gritty reality of the 1994 documentary Hoop Dreams, this Jerry Bruckheimer film, directed by newcomer James Gartner, converts a year in the life of a basketball team into a very conventional triumph of the underdogs.

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Tim Grierson
Screen International

Playing out like Remember The Titans for basketball fans, Glory Road is yet another would-be inspirational true story that follows sports-movie conventions.

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Flixster Audience Score: 81% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
Glory Road is a pretty good sports drama, yet it uses all the usual clichés to tell its story. That's the thing I noticed with every sports films, no… More
Jim Careter
Is it the greatest sports movie ever, no, but was it a good one, yes. A very interesting story and a few plot mistakes from real life from what ive read. The… More
Eric Alvarez
Cliche, yes but a good cliche type of movie. Descent to good acting and a great story make for a good sports film here.
Leigh Ryan
Didn't think I would like it but I really did enjoy it. Doesn't hurt that it had Emily Deschanel in it too. She's awesome.
Cassie Hill
Beyond the excellence of sports movies and Josh Lucas never ceases to amazes me in movies and the lives of the other basketball stories are inspiring as well :)
Eliza Norton
Just because it is a movie based on real facts ,is worth watching !!!!!!