In typical disney-sports-movie fashion, glory road is chock-full of inspirational messages teamwork trumps selfishness teamwork trumps selfishness perseverance, sacrifice and hard work (in the classroom, on the court and in life) lead to rewards. Read full review 80 glory road treats history as if it were a 7th-grade social-studies text laid out in a 16-point font, getting the basics right without trying to evoke any of the details that would make it memorable but first-time director james gartner's movie is less a study of race than it is a fast break of underdog clichés.
If you're a basketball fan, you'll love it if you're a parent looking for movie inspiration for your offspring, see it as a family outing for everyone else, glory road is an accessible time capsule of american history. An outstanding movie marking one of the greatest moments in history for the game of basketball i could watch this video over and over as it captures the hearts and souls of anyone who has a love for the underdog and loves to see what hard work and dedication can achieve. Glory road was nominated for a number of awards including the humanitas prize the film won the 2006 espy award for best sports movie the film presently holds a 55% score on rotten tomatoes and a rating of mixed or average from metacritic.
Then the final game comes, and all of glory road's flaws have amassed, keeping us out of involvement because we know so little about these characters beyond what they stand for in the bigger picture director james gartner films the game scenes with the same flashy editing we've come to expect, and the movie feels just like every other inspirational sports story that's come out in the last few years. Critic reviews for glory road all critics (152) | top critics (37) | fresh (85) | rotten (67) | dvd (10) first-time director james gartner observes all the rituals--the coach busting chops, the team sneaking out to party--but the players are indifferently characterized and the civil rights story has a fake black history month feel. Glory road tells the true story of don haskins, the basketball coach for western texas college, who in the mid 1960's, broke the color barrier in the ncaa by being the first to feature a majority of black players on his team. It's a revolutionary story, though one told with overbearingly conventional techniques by glory road director james gartner the first-time filmmaker hardly deserves all the blame his strings are being pulled by pandering producer jerry bruckheimer , who wouldn't know subtle if it sat on his shoulders.
Glory road is an effective sports movie, yes, but as the portrait of a coach and team and the realities of administrations and booster clubs in a state obsessed with sports, it's a shadow of friday night lights (2004) where it succeeds is as the story of a chapter in history, the story of how one coach at one school arrived at an obvious conclusion and acted on it, and helped open college sports in the south to generations of african americans.
Glory road follows the career of legendary ncaa basketball coach don haskins as it began in the mid-'60s played by josh lucas ( sweet home alabama , a beautiful mind ), haskins was passionate and driven in his first university coaching job.
Amazoncom: glory road (widescreen edition): josh lucas, derek luke, jon voight, austin nichols, evan jones, schin as kerr, alphonso mcauley, mehcad brooks, sam.
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The feat makes for a slam-dunk sports movie, expertly brought to the screen by director james gartner and producer jerry bruckheimer, who helmed the similarly inspiring remember the titans josh charles stars as don haskins, an unknown girl's basketball coach who eagerly accepts the chance to coach the division 1 miners. The movie would have done well to show haskins as a more rounded figure but despite these shortcomings, “glory road” is an entertaining movie, and was well worth an hour and half of my life i heartily recommend it for any moviegoer, basketball fan or otherwise. Summary: glory road tells the inspiring story of the underdog texas western basketball team, with history's first all african american starting lineup of players, who took the country by storm, surprisingly winning the 1966 ncaa tournament title. Director james gartner talks about his transition from a commercial director to making his feature film debut with glory road, a story based on the 1966 texas western basketball team that broke through institutional racism and went on to win the ncaa national championship.