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New York Times - A. O. Scott (01/17/2006)
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- dmuch17Dec 9, 2006by
Awesome Basketball Film!!
Glory Road<br><br>I'm not a huge basketball fan or football fan (I'm a hockey fan) but basketball and football seem to be the sports that make the best movies.<br><br>The cast is great, the acting and intensity is superb, and when they show clips of the actual game during the credits you really appreciate the effort the Cast and Crew put into making the Basketball scenes as realistic as possible.<br><br>Glory Road is great from the get go, it's funny, heartwarming, and inspiring. Josh Lucas is awesome as CoachHaskins and Jon Voight is great as Coach Adolph Rupp. Derek Luke is just a good in this film as Bobby Joe Hill as he was in Friday Night Lights as Booby Miles. When you see the team photo at the end of the movie you realize how much work was put into finding the right actors to play the roles.<br><br>Final Verdict:<br><br>5/5<br><br>Rent or Buy?: If you're a fan of true sports stories, sports movies in general, or basketball Glory Road belongs in your collection.<br><br>IF YOU FIND THIS REVIEW HELPFUL PLEASE REMEMBER TO VOTE. Thank you.Read full review
- jungledsalesJul 12, 2006by
As good as Remember the Titans
Many people have commented on the similarity to Remember the Titans.<br><br>1) This is a sports movie so of course there are similar plots.<br>2) This is another movie about racial prejudice.<br>3) The acting is superb!<br><br>This movie is based on the true story of Texas Western University's basketball team in the mid 60's. The coach (played by Josh Lucas) accepts a job at the university where basketball is historically anything but good. The coach's determination to find the best players for his team gets him in trouble when he recruits black players to play on a team that has never seen a black player.<br><br>The coach works the players into a good team (sound like Remember the Titans??) and the team begins an incredible win streak that takes them to the state tournament. The path to the tournament is unusually difficult as the players face racial prejudice and sometimes outright hatred.<br><br>An emotionally compelling story that rivals that of Remember the Titans.<br><br>5 STARS!!Read full review
- tigerbaby00711Jun 4, 2013by
40 years ago, Don Haskins went on the recruiting trail to find the best talent in the land, black or white. 7 blacks and 5 whites made up the legendary 1965-66 Texas Western Miners. They were mocked and ridiculed for their showboating and flaunting of black players on the court. Yet, in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds, Haskins and his Miners came together as a team united to reach the National Championship game against powerhouse Kentucky. This movie is a stand-up-and-cheer basketball tale taken from real life. "Glory Road is a very satisfying movie.
- ahfwvFeb 11, 2013by
A repeat watcher. Good music and acting.
Jost LUcas at his best. Story is overwhelming about what blacks had to deal with. Quote from movie "shame on us". Very good black history movie. Very well made.
- livingshabbySep 8, 2006by
Glory Road (2006, DVD)
This is an excellent movie based on a true story. I'm a huge basketball fan and a movie fan in general. This movie fed my appetite for both. Not only is it educational, but it's uplifting as well. This movie does for basketball what "Remember the Titans" did for football. The first basketball movie since "Hoosiers" that I would award a five-star rating.<br><br>I would highly recommend it!