Coach Carter Synopsis
A high-school basketball coach (Samuel L. Jackson) pushes his team to excel.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
It's fair to say that Coach Carter is more an education film than it is a sports movie.
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75

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
By turns funny, touching and genuinely inspiring.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Jackson has the usual big speeches assigned to all coaches in all sports movies, and delivers on them, big time. His passion makes familiar...
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63

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Who's it for? How do you put this message across without it seeming medicinal? Sure, MTV is among the movie's producers, but what 11th...
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60

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
A smart entertainment that trades on Mr. Jackson's forceful presence, a cast of extremely likable young actors and lots of basketball...
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60

The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
Thanks mainly to his (Jackson) considerable presence, Coach Carter works more effectively than expected.
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58

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Jackson, though, does lend this earnest formula flick a core of conviction.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Carla Meyer
Features bursts of humor and electrifying energy offset by speechifying and a dud of a subplot.
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50

USA Today

By Mike Clark
2-1/4 hours of MTV-produced tough love, with a dance break and pool party to relieve -- momentarily -- a series of motivational rants from...
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38

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
This afternoon-TV special trying to pass as a real movie earns an extra half star solely for Samuel L. Jackson, who brings his usual fire...
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Pretty good

By Mr.Le-bow-ski
This was a pretty good movie. It is probably the best biography/documentary I have ever seen. Samuel Jackson was really good, he fit the character perfectly. The story of this movie was pretty...

By Tellkadeshia
I really do like this movie... I would love to see it again!...

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Great movie...

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Excellent film as usual!

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Rated PG-13 | For violence, sexual content, language, teen partying and some drug material
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 14+ Engaging film with a terrific message.
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