Miracle Synopsis
Coach Herb Brooks leads the U.S. Olympic hockey team to victory over the Soviet team in 1980.
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Baltimore Sun

By Michael Sragow
Russell's conviction is so total that it tingles the spines of the audience.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
To make a movie about that team and those games requires more than an ability to depict personal dramas or re-enact game highlights. It...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Sheri Linden
What will make the film compelling even for audiences who never heard of the miracle on ice is Kurt Russell's taut, nuanced portrait of...
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New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
What is lacking in suspense is more than made up for in passion and in sports cinematography virtuosity.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
You keep rooting for the team, mostly because director Gavin O’Connor (the terrific Tumbleweeds) cast real athletes instead of actors,...
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Miracle really isn't about the game. It's about the game as metaphor for united we stand.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Miracle -- the title taken from TV announcer Al Michaels' famous game-clinching cheer, ''Do you believe in miracles? Yes!'' -- wins not...
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
You might cheer. You might cry. For a minute, you might even wish it were you on that medal stand.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Patricia Clarkson, who has emerged as one of the screen's best character actresses, plays Brooks' wife with intelligence and down-to-earth...
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
It's sometimes exciting but rarely thrilling, a victory of formula over finesse.
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one of the greatest hockey movies ever

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By holmon
Let's just say, you don't have to be a hockey fan to enjoy this one. This film is a great way to illustrate what one hockey game means to millions of Americans. Kurt Russell delivers a brilliant...


By maxelefant

Amazing Editing

By lnbee
The action on the ice is so real. The producer used real hockey players, and taught them to act. The build up to the end of the game with the Soviets will have you jumping out of your seat. Kurt...

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Rated PG | For Some Sports Violence and Language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 8+ Moving story of the 1980 Olympic hockey team.
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