The Longshots Synopsis
A poor Illinois town rallies behind their Pop Warner team's female quarterback (Keke Palmer).
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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...
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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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“THE LONGSHOTS” – Comes THROUGH as a Winner! =

By jimchudnow
[Based on an advance preview:] The story on the surface sounded almost a little “sappy”: a based-on-true-events recounting of the first FEMALE quarterback in Pop Warner football. But, surprisingly,...

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By austin55
i just watchen the trailer on youtube it looks cool...

Ice is the man

By glo18
i love drama movies like this and especially with ice cube and keke is a great actor want to see this movie...

Loved Longshots

By perez5insimi
My husband and I took our 3, 6, 7 and 12 year old to see it. It may have been a bit much for the 3 year old but the others loved it and so did we!!!!!!!!!!!!!!...

Love underdogs

By lwdees
i love to see youth that suceed. This movie looks like fun and the family will enjoy it. plan to go with grandkids and friends....

LONGSHOTS- A GREAT MOVIE TO ENCOURAGE TRYING NEW THINGS

By queque
I was well pleased with this movie. The story line is very encourging to anyone who may be scared to try something new and out of the ordinary. Kee Kee and Ice Cude gave good performances and showed...

Very entertaining for all ages

By kimchildress1
This was one of the best family movies of the year. My four year old stayed entertained for a change....

cute

By keytonka
Well done. Feel good alightly funny, happy ending movie....

The Longshots

By 4abycats
I really enjoyed this movie. One of Ice Cube's best perfomances as an actor, and producer. The story has been told many times, and in many ways, but it wasn't about sports, or the fact that a girl...

Good family movie

By mazaru
I went on request from my 8yr old daughter, and was worried for two reasons: Fred Durst directed it, and the critics seemed to hate it. But the Limp Bizkit front man did "enough" to satisfy my...

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Rated PG | For some thematic elements, mild language and brief rude humor
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 7+ Girl-powered sports film is predictable but sweet.
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