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Fresh: The kind of boot-strap-pulling, tear-duct-tickling, I-am-Spartacus-crowing movie-on-a-mission that might rankle more cynical movie goers but sets hearts aflutter for most everyone else.
- Amy Biancolli, Houston Chronicle, Friday, January 14, 2005
Fresh: By making the choices the filmmakers did here, we get a movie that may not be profound, but it's both highly entertaining for its sports and fascinating for its social issues.
- Brian Webster, Apollo Guide, Thursday, June 24, 2010
Rotten: Features bursts of humor and electrifying energy offset by speechifying and a dud of a subplot.
- Carla Meyer, San Francisco Chronicle, Friday, January 14, 2005
Amazing film. One of my all time favourites. All of the cast were exceptional and this true story is full of positivity and leaves you smiling uncontrolably. A must see!
- murphmann93, Thursday, June 23, 2011
It's a cliche storyline, but it's captivating, heartfelt and inspirational to some degree. Coach Carter is great blend of basketball and drama and coming-of-age. Lead by the charismatic Samuel L. Jackson, the film's young cast and fluid chemistry makes it a slam dunk. 4.5/5
- fb1442511448, Monday, August 5, 2013
Coach Carter packs the usual cliches of the sports film into its 136 minute run time. That means that we will get lots of locker room speeches, renegade kids who will mature into proper, intelligent young adults within a few weeks, and a community who opposes all the radical notions the protagonist instigates in his teaching methods. Where the film shines is in the presence of Samuel L. Jackson as that protagonist. Jackson commands the screen. He yells a lot, which is customary for him to do, but he creates a believability in his character that doesn't happen often in films of this ilk. His character is a role model that I actually felt could connect with the youths on the basketball team, and his methods of tough love were strong enough coming from him to make the kids want to change their lives. Consistently engaging.
- MovieGeek13, Thursday, March 3, 2011