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Invincible Review

Movies.com Critics

4.5

Dave White Profile

… another streamlined underdog-makes-good sports movie … Read full review

Other Critics provided by Metacritic.com

Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 4.0
    63

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Generally favorable reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 63

    out of 100

    USA Today Claudia Puig

    Invincible doesn't offer any surprises. But it is a well-made, fairly exciting movie that, like its hero, has heart.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal

    Audiences will be rooting for him all the way to the end zone.

  • 70

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Kirk Honeycutt

    A neatly packaged Walt Disney Co. picture with bone-crunching football action; a nice sense of the blue-collar, male-dominated milieu that nourishes football fanaticism; and a few too many tugs at the heartstrings.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune

    The actors make it work. Greg Kinnear's Coach Vermeil exudes Southern California good vibrations without a lot of fuss or attitude.

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  • 83

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    Wahlberg, with shaggy hair and a pumped bod he wears more convincingly than any actor, plays Vince as a guy who truly doesn't expect to win. That makes his rib-bruising triumph all the more believable and touching.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

OK for kids 10+

Inspiring sports-underdog story for tweens and up.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie includes gritty scenes of South Philly in the 1970s, when jobs were scarce, strikes were rampant, and times were desperate. There are also references to the death of Frank's wife. There's some mild profanity, smoking, drinking, and sports violence.

  • Families can talk about how our spirit and determination can get us through the rough patches. How do you handle it when it seems like the world is plotting against you? Should you give up when things aren't looking good? Should you let others give up? How did playing on the Eagles help Vince overcome his doubts about his own abilities?

The good stuff
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    Messages: People hang around bars and gripe about their lives. A bar pal is jealous and worries about losing Vince to fame. Vince's wife dumps him and takes all their stuff. Team members get chewed out at various times, and they resent Vince's positive attitude. But overall, this is an inspiring movie about working hard and not giving up.

What to watch for
  • violence false0

    Violence: Football and sports violence -- you can almost hear bones breaking! Scuffles break out among the fans during a game. Furniture is thrown in one scene, causing damage to a house.

  • sex false0

    Sex: Mild romance and one passionate kiss between a couple.

  • language false3

    Language: Some profanities from teammates and bar buddies.

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Lots of stuff from the 1970s: fashion, cars, decor.

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false3

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Lots of drinking and smoking. Characters are shown drunk; one urinates outside a bar.

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