Mystery, Alaska
Mystery, Alaska (1999)

The remote and isolated Mystery, Alaska-a little town on the outskirts of greatness--- may look cold and unexciting from the outside, but inside, behind closed doors, Mystery has all the sex scandals, hidden secrets, prying eyes and… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: October 1, 1999
DVD Release Date: May 9, 2000
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Critic Score: 38% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The lack of hockey action and authenticity left critics cold.

David Hunter
Hollywood Reporter

A hybrid of sports movies and TV sitcoms with little originality and few surprises or memorably rough edges.

John Petrakis
Chicago Tribune

There is no denying Kelley's ability to write a funny one-liner or pen a poignant speech, but this frustrating film has the potential to be much more than it is, especially with the collection of able actors on hand.

Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Grown-up Mighty Ducks isn't meant for kids.

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Susan Stark
Detroit News

The Detroit Red Wings' season begins Saturday. Why enrich Disney's coffers for a shameless piece of cinematic junk like Mystery, Alaska when you can see the real thing?

Roger Ebert
At the Movies

Mystery, Alaska is sweet, pleasant, low-key, inoffensive and unnecessary.

Jean-François Vandeuren

La preuve qu'il est encore possible de produire de belles choses lorsque la passion est au rendez-vous, même si cela signifie parfois travailler avec des matériaux usés...

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Tom Keogh

Roach has to deal with some pure corn at the end, but he pulls it off and guides the actors to and through far better moments.

Jeff Millar
Houston Chronicle

Overpopulated with characters.

Michael Dequina

With so many characters and plotlines, it seems that TV king Kelley mistook this big-screen assignment for another network pilot.

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Flixster Audience Score: 66% Flixster User Reviews
Jason Owens
Ever since I saw the previews for it a couple of years ago, I knew I had to see "Mystery, Alaska." One thing that surprised me was that my mom even… More
danny d
very good movie
Dean McKenna
I love ice-hockey in comedy film since <i>Slap Shot</i> and <i>The Mighty Ducks</i> series, but this is a hilarious tale of romance,… More
Leigh Ryan
I liked it.
Jason Spencer
It was the usual sports movie. The underdog takes on the top dog.
Cameron Johnson
Here's a mystery for you: "Why are sports movies so boring?" Oh wait, that's no mystery. The reason is that sports, in general are boring… More