The Greatest Game Ever Played Synopsis
Amateur working-class golfer Francis Ouimet defeated his idol, defending champion Harry Vardon.
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75

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
LaBeouf ("Holes") has a scrubbed, ego-free innocence that is perfect for his working-class hero.
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75

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
As feel-good as any sports movie you're likely to find. It's a solid choice for family viewing, but is equally worthy of viewing by solo...
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
I am not a golf fan but found The Greatest Game Ever Played absorbing all the same, partly because of the human element, partly because...
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Sheri Linden
Actor-turned-helmer Bill Paxton has fashioned solid family entertainment in this well-cast feature.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
An inconsistent and endearing sports inspirational that aims to be "Chariots of Fire" for golf.
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63

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
What's missing here is the one thing any duffer knows you need: Focus. The Greatest Game Ever Played works so hard to convince you of the...
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63

Premiere

To be fair, Ouimet's story is pretty magical, one of the great sports underdog tales.
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63

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
To help break the monotony, Frost relies on relentless digital effects; there are so many shots of giant golf balls whizzing toward the...
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Ruthe Stein
The film will have to settle for a bogey rather than a par. Still, some hyperbole is warranted, like "Safest Movie to Take the Entire...
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42

Entertainment Weekly

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An inert family golf movie.
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Rated PG | For some brief mild language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 8+ Predictable but inspiring family sports movie.
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