Madison (2005)

Based upon a true story, Madison is a father-son drama based on the highly publicized efforts in Madison, IN, during the hydroplane racing season of 1971. Jim McCormick (James Caviezel) has left behind his life of hydroplane boat racing to… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: April 22, 2005
DVD Release Date: September 13, 2005
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Critic Score: 29% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A pedictable and heavy-handed sports drama.

Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

You've seen a movie that has the exact same scene after scene and the sport's just been different.

Jack Mathews
New York Daily News

There isn't a scene, an action or a character that rings true, yet the narrative summary of the events that inspired it is a matter of record.

David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...the film's storyline follows an exceedingly familiar trajectory.

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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times

A touching, spirited family movie that, in the Rocky tradition, is about a sports challenge that represents the hopes and aspirations of characters with little reason to expect success.

Kyle Smith
New York Post

Madison brings us the news that miracles really can happen, and an apparent case of divine intervention is the only reason this artifact is being dumped into theaters.

Sara Michelle Fetters

There is one major difference between the two, however. Hoosiers is a fantastic movie, maybe the best sports-related motion picture ever made; Madison, quite simply, is not.

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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

A stubbornly up-with-people schmaltzfest, it's the kind of corn that gives angst a good name.

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

What is it about Indiana that inspires movies about small-town dreamers who come from behind to win?

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Daniel Eagan
Film Journal International

As the clichés mount up, it's easy to see why the film has been waiting for a release since 2001.

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Flixster Audience Score: 49% Flixster User Reviews
Tim Salmons
I grew up near Madison, Indiana, lived there briefly and spent a lot of time there - so this movie is kind of special to me for those reasons. Other than that… More