Box art for Invincible

Invincible

  • Rated PG

drama, sports


INVINCIBLE is the inspiring true story of Vince Papale, an ordinary guy who, against extraordinary odds, gets a one-in-a-gazillion shot at living every sports fan's wildest fantasy.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    71%
  • Audience Score
    74%

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
0 out of 5
Sex
0 out of 5
Violence
0 out of 5

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.

what families can talk about

  • 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?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

  • Tomatometer®

    71%
    reviews counted: 29
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  • Audience

    74%

Top Critic Reviews

Rotten: As much as I wanted to root for Invincible, its protagonist comes across as neither ebullient nor vivacious.

- Amy Biancolli, Houston Chronicle, Friday, August 25, 2006

Rotten: Even Papale's most famous play, recovering a fumble to set up a touchdown, is embellished, as if Disney can't bear to stick with the facts.

- Bill Muller, Arizona Republic, Friday, August 25, 2006

Fresh: It may not break new ground, but Invincible is an entertaining film, awash in clichs but leavened by the charismatic performance of Mark Wahlberg as Vince Papale.

- Claudia Puig, USA Today, Friday, August 25, 2006

Audience Reviews

3 stars

As cliched as sports movies can come, but you can get around that with good performances. It's a pretty entertaining movie and captures the spirit of the time period well. Worth it if you like sports movies.

- jlewis07, Thursday, December 4, 2008

2 stars

this is a solid flick. ive become a bit numb to sports movies over the years because of their predictable formulas, and although this followed many of those, i enjoyed it. it was shot well and entertained.

- sanjurosamurai, Tuesday, December 1, 2009

2 stars

Mediocre at best...Can't compare to the likes of "Remeber the Titans" or "The Blind Side".

- flutieman07, Saturday, January 16, 2010