Miracle (2004)

The inspiring story of the team that transcended its sport and united a nation with a new feeling of hope. Based on the true story of one of the greatest moments in sports history, the tale captures a time and place where differences could… More

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Rated: PG
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: February 6, 2004
DVD Release Date: May 25, 2004
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Critic Score: 80% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Kurt Russell's performance guides this cliche-ridden tale into the realm of inspirational, nostalgic goodness.

Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

If you can tolerate all this phony uplift you'll also get a pretty interesting story about a shrewd Minnesota college coach named Herb Brooks.

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Stephanie Zacharek

Big on slogans, but low on personality.

Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Moving story of the 1980 Olympic hockey team.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

[T]humbs up for this uplifting and inspirational movie about one of the great upsets in sports history.

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Mark Jenkins
Washington Post

The movie effectively simulates the game's whirl, and should grab all but the most finicky hockey fans. But for moviegoers who think if you've seen one sports flick, you've seen 'em all -- well, you've definitely seen this one.

Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views

A story about people rather than just one a team going for the win. In doing so, O'Connor makes Miracle one of the more thoughtful and enjoyable films revolving around sports.

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Ed Park
Village Voice

Russell is terrific as coach Herb Brooks.

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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post

The movie brings the audience back to 1980 with bone-crunching verisimilitude.

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Cole Smithey

Even if you don't know a "blue line from a clothes line," "Miracle" is a thoroughly enjoyable film that unspools like a Robert Altman movie where many characters' individual essences are revealed at once.

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Flixster Audience Score: 90% Flixster User Reviews
Eugene Bernabe
Kurt Russell delivers an astounding performance to shroud the patriotic, nostalgic and cliched feel of Miracle. The film consists of the typical sport-drama… More
Kase Vollebregt
'Miracle' is no new foray into the genre of sports films, but it is genuinely entertaining, and Russell gives an acceptable performance. The movie… More
Tyler Robertson
The movie that tells the story of the greatest moment in sports history. That moment would be the Miracle on Ice. The reason it's a miracle can't be… More
Alex roy
Thought we know the outcome of the Miracle On Ice game, this is still a powerful sports film with fairly tense action packed hockey scenes. Miracle is a superb… More
Lorenzo von Matterhorn
<i>"Do you believe in miracles?"</i> Miracle tells the true story of Herb Brooks (Russell), the player-turned-coach who led the 1980 U.S.… More
KJ Proulx
Fantastic story of motivation and pride! Miracle shows the audience what it is like to try as hard and as long as you can until you succeed! Brilliant!