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Miracle Review

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

  • 4.0

    out of 100

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

  • 50

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal Joe Morgenstern

    It's sometimes exciting but rarely thrilling, a victory of formula over finesse.

  • 63

    out of 100

    USA Today Claudia Puig

    Patricia Clarkson, who has emerged as one of the screen's best character actresses, plays Brooks' wife with intelligence and down-to-earth warmth.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Lisa Schwarzbaum

    Miracle -- the title taken from TV announcer Al Michaels' famous game-clinching cheer, ''Do you believe in miracles? Yes!'' -- wins not when it exhorts by word but when it shows by action.

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  • 80

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Sheri Linden

    What will make the film compelling even for audiences who never heard of the miracle on ice is Kurt Russell's taut, nuanced portrait of Herb Brooks.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

OK for kids 7+

Moving story of the 1980 Olympic hockey team.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie has brief strong language and some intense sports scenes. There is a discussion of a team member's loss of a parent. Some younger viewers may be uncomfortable with the pressure Brooks puts on the team and his dismissal of a loyal player.

  • Families can talk about how Brooks picked the team he wanted. He was not much of a team player himself when it came to the committee members. Families could also talk about the coaches and teachers and mentors who have inspired them to do their best -- probably not always the ones who were the nicest.

The good stuff
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    Messages: Not an issue

What to watch for
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    Violence and scariness: Some rough sports action. Some intense sports scenes. There is a discussion of a team member's loss of a parent.

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    Sexy stuff: Not an issue

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    Language: Brief strong language.

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    Consumerism: Not an issue

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    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Not an issue