Critic scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.
There's something disheartening about seeing real-life stories and their inevitable complexities put through the Hollywood sausage machine and transformed into bland parables about a privileged, wayward young bucks redeemed by wise, infinitely patient mentors and the self-abnegating spirit of team sports. Read full review
Despite all the macho posturing, the corny story is just as sappy as anything on Lifetime. Read full review
This inspirational sports drama unfolds in such generic fashion that it feels contrived more often than it rings true. Read full review
The performances are credible across the board, excessive sentimentality is largely avoided, and the sequences devoted to rough-and-tumble rugby match-ups are expertly shot and edited. Read full review
Though director Ryan Little puts together a clean, professional package, at bottom this is a nearly-two-hour scrum of therapeutic direct encounters. Read full review
The movie is well shot and edited, the rugby scenes are enjoyable (if likely puzzling to the uninitiated) and "Strong's" earnestness excuses at least some of its predictability. Read full review
Forever Strong is generic faith-and-redemption fare, devoid of nuance. Read full review
A mawkish drama hobbled by a thoroughly unpleasant and uncharismatic lead performance. Read full review
If the script serves any purpose at all, it is to allow jocks to show off their buff bodies. They're hot, but not worth 12 bucks at the box office. Read full review
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