All the Right Moves Synopsis
Coach (Craig T. Nelson) opposes steel-town football hero's (Tom Cruise) dream.
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75

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
Cruise is believable as an athlete; and the cocky bravado he emits to impress his girlfriend (played with matching complexity and maturity...
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75

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Jay Scott
A surprisingly large portion of the picture is given over to a gritty and unexpectedly moving examination of a senseless but understandable...
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Two people finally tell each other the truth. This is, of course, an astonishing breakthrough in movies about teenagers, and All the Right...
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70

The New York Times

By Janet Maslin
A well-made but sugar-coated working-class fable about a football star.
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50

Time

By Richard Corliss
This naive little movie hopes to prove itself the Flashdance of football.
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40

Empire

By
There is a tender resonance in its cheesy sports drama operating with all the obvious moves.
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38

TV Guide

This cliche-riddled picture was the directorial debut of veteran cinematographer Michael Chapman, who took no risks in his first time out.
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An Early '80s Near-Classic

By cwalton
O.k., you know you're in the early '80s when that cheesy synth score starts up, and ten minutes in, Tom Cruise is doing his best white man shuffle along with a bunch of football players in a locker...

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Rated R
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Common Sense Media says Iffy for 16+ Early Cruise football film set in high school, but mature.
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