The Mighty Ducks
The Mighty Ducks (1992)

After a Minneapolis lawyer (Emilio Estevez) is sentenced to community service for a drunk-driving conviction, he begins coaching a pee-wee league hockey team made up of misfits and delinquents. Haunted by past shortcomings while on the ice,… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: September 20, 1992
DVD Release Date: April 11, 2000
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Critic Score: 18% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Duane Byrge
Hollywood Reporter

While nicely layered with tough, conflicting personal questions, Ducks ultimately flaps off into easy outcomes and pat contrivances. Still it's an overall charmer, and director Stephen Herek keeps it flying with a nifty mix of slapstick and action.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

It must be said that this movie is sweet and innocent, and that at a certain level it might appeal to younger kids. I doubt if its ambitions reach much beyond that.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

A pleasing and entertaining sports film, and one that can be appreciated by a wider audience thanks to its solid writing, and strong performances.

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Derek Adams
Time Out

Very lame ice-hockey flick.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

Those not yet wise to formulaic pablum are likely to enjoy this ice hockey kiddie ensemble comedy. But their older escorts might want to bring a novel and a flashlight, or a Walkman or portable television with earphones.

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Elliot Panek
Common Sense Media

A light-hearted classic kids' sports movie.

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

The film is remarkably oblivious to the fact that if the team weren't hell-bent on a championship, young moviegoers would be significantly less interested in its adventures.

Rita Kempley
Washington Post

Steven Brill, who has a small role in the film, constructed the screenplay much as one would put together some of those particleboard bookcases from Ikea.

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TV Guide

Harmless enough, but its schematic retread of a screenplay and its lethargic acting detracts from the unassuming, passable entertainment it might have been.

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Flixster Audience Score: 65% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
Just watched this with my daughter. her first viewing. I loved this movie as a kid and enjoyed it as Erin cheered it on!
Manu Gino
Saw it again!!! The movie sure is great and inspirational. One of my favorite movies growing up, I was 10 when it came out on the bigscreen. Love it!!! Gordon… More
Alex roy
The Mighty Ducks may not be the best family film, but for what it is, it's still a film that's enjoyable to watch with your family. For a Disney… More
Jennifer D
Oh, hot shot film reviewers can go screw themselves. This movie is a cutie. And feel-good family films have a market. Plus, if there is a 3 movie franchise,… More
Dean King
An ok child comedy.
Chris Weber
Cheesy and pedicable, but still lots of fun. The kids are kind of annoying, but there are some great wise cracks and one-liners. For a feel good sports movie… More