75

Charlotte Observer

By Lawrence Toppman
An unforced, sweet-natured story about people who find small ways to touch others and rediscover the good in themselves.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The more it builds, the more it grows on you.
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67

Entertainment Weekly

Hopelessly clichéd.
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63

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
It's all terribly trite, but Durst does make an effort to keep his film grounded in the reality of a lot of once thriving towns like the fictional Minden.
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63

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
Its characters are likable enough to settle in with for a pleasant hour and a half.
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60

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
It also has another watchable turn from Ice Cube, and, as with his previous films, the rap artist-actor leads by example.
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50

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Jennie Punter
A pleasant flick, more suitable for families than football fans.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Ruthe Stein
Leaves you feeling buoyed, but you must endure a level of overacting more suitable for the soaps.
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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The saga is an undeniably heartwarming one about perseverance, hard work, and pride in community. And who could criticize that?
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40

The Hollywood Reporter

By Sheri Linden
Every triumph registers low on the emotion meter, and most of the supporting characters are two-dimensional at best.
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52 out of 100
Mixed or average reviews
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