83

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Wahlberg, with shaggy hair and a pumped bod he wears more convincingly than any actor, plays Vince as a guy who truly doesn't expect to win. That makes his rib-bruising triumph all the more believable and touching.
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75

Chicago Tribune

The actors make it work. Greg Kinnear's Coach Vermeil exudes Southern California good vibrations without a lot of fuss or attitude.
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75

Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
One gigantic pile of cornball clichés, but there's no denying the movie works you over anyway.
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75

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
So yes, you'll roll your eyes when the coach defies Papale's naysayers by insisting that "he has heart." But if there's a single surprise on this familiar field, it's that the movie does, too.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Core, a cinematographer who helms both camera and directorial duties here, creates a vivid sense of time and place without letting the period music, clothes or art direction intrude. The performances are likewise understated and unpretentious, especially those of Wahlberg and Kinnear.
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70

Wall Street Journal

Audiences will be rooting for him all the way to the end zone.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
A neatly packaged Walt Disney Co. picture with bone-crunching football action; a nice sense of the blue-collar, male-dominated milieu that nourishes football fanaticism; and a few too many tugs at the heartstrings.
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63

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Has the problem of drifting in and out of authenticity.
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63

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Invincible doesn't offer any surprises. But it is a well-made, fairly exciting movie that, like its hero, has heart.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Ruthe Stein
The movie is shamelessly manipulative.
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63 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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