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Glory Road

  • Rated PG

drama, sports


The studio that brought you REMEMBER THE TITANS now delivers another winner with this exciting and inspirational true story of the team that changed college basketball -- and the nation -- forever!

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    55%
  • Audience Score
    82%

common sense

ON for kids age 10
Consumerism
0 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
3 out of 5
Language
3 out of 5
Positive messages
3 out of 5
Sex
0 out of 5
Violence
3 out of 5

Inspiring sports flick about an underdog team.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that this film includes harsh language and imagery emerging from U.S. racism during the 1960s. Characters argue about terms used (spoken and written, in letters and graffiti) include the n-word, "Negro," "colored," and "honky." The Confederate flag appears in multiple shots during the final game. Characters' arguments over race and their on-court competitions lead to shoving and fighting. Some of the game footage shows minor rough play. Players sneak off to drink at a bar and appear at practice the next day hung over. Some white fans at games on the road throw trash at the integrated team as they enter and leave the court. One black player is beaten by a few white thugs, leaving him bloodied and bruised.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about racism as it is presented here and how it works now. How do disparities in opportunities and hopes result in resentment on all sides? You might also talk about the responsibilities for taking up such struggles: How does the coach engage his players' fight as his own? How does his wife share his commitment? How can sports help to address social and political problems?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

  • Tomatometer®

    55%
    reviews counted: 29
    see all Glory Road reviews
  • Audience

    82%

Top Critic Reviews

Fresh: It's a well-trod path, this 'via de basketball,' but Glory Road makes it worth the trip.

- Amy Biancolli, Houston Chronicle, Friday, January 13, 2006

Fresh:

- Brian Marder, Hollywood.com, Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Rotten: Trying to make a sports movie for the entire family is understandable, but it makes a complicated story like Glory Road feel more like Disney than reality.

- Brian Tallerico, UGO, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Audience Reviews

4 stars

You gotta take it!

- Showrogan, Friday, August 31, 2007

4 stars

You gotta take it!

- Showrogan, Friday, August 31, 2007

4 stars

You gotta take it!

- Showrogan, Friday, August 31, 2007