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Miracle (2004)

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Re: Miracle (2004)
Added by Carl Langley   on 2004-01-22 22:42:50

good review, but two things bothered me:

1. The title of the movie is Miracle and 2 or 3 times in the review you list it as Miracles. I know that sounds picky by me, but I cant help it.

2. You mentioned that Russell's toupe and outfit were distracting from his performance. Is this a major problem for you? Does this mean you cannot watch any historical movie. Like what happens when you watch a courtroom drama set back in 17th century France and they where those ridiculous white wigs? It just seems weird to discredit a performace b/c of the costume he/she is required to wear.

I am excited to see this movie...

Re: Miracle (2004)
Added by Harrison   on 2004-01-23 03:30:09

No, I watch costume/period movies all the time but when a costume is too weird, it interferes with the performance. He might as well have worn a Barney suit.

Re: Miracle (2004)
Added by Matt Bain   on 2004-01-31 23:31:42

I just saw the sneak preview, and I have to say that I was surprised to see that you only gave the movie 3.5 stars. Where'd the other 1.5 go? This movie deserves all 5 stars. I'll admit that I have the tainted view point of a seasoned hockey player, but this movie blew me away. Best sports movie ever, plain and simple (even better than Rudy). This is one of the few moview where I've ever left feeling like I would have paid more to go see it. Everyone should see this movie - one of the best I have ever seen.

Re: Miracle (2004)
Added by Randy May (email, web) on 2004-02-01 10:12:17

Grasping at straws to unsuccesfully try and bring down the single greatest sporting event of the 20th Century...just because it's his nation's sport but not his nation involved. Face it we had the Russians beat almost 10mins before you and Paul Henderson did. Still bitter about the WJC too probably.

Great movie saw the sneak last night...very true to the facts and entertaining for all.

Re: Miracle (2004)
Added by Chris   on 2004-02-01 19:55:23

Saw the sneak preview last night...this a great sports movie and a good overall movie. It does a good job of capturing the time that the event took place and how it truly brought a nation together. Although I would not put it above other sports movies such as Rudy, Seabiscuit, or Field of Dreams, I would definatly give it at least 4 out of 5 stars

Re: Miracle (2004)
Added by MilkMan (email) on 2004-02-03 20:14:24

Wasn't there already a made-for-TV movie about this back in the 1980's?

Re: Miracle (2004)
Added by ron (email, web) on 2004-02-05 01:37:34

Really, Harrison, who gives a crapp about your anti-American review. It's an AMERICAN film, for goddsake, and it reflects upon a very difficult and transitional time in our history. Thank God Ronald Reagan was our President, and thank God we had the balls to stand up to things--more than just hockey games--which you and your thankless country have yet to contribute to freedom over the course of history. Then again, there are a lot of French citizens and filthy radical muslim terrorists living in your country, so that explains it...oh, and thanks for the dog boots you sent after 9/11...great effort, you canadian pussssyy...

Re: Miracle (2004)
Added by ron (email, web) on 2004-02-05 01:44:07

One more thing, Harrison....we defend your pussy Canadian asses from terror every day--although I'm sure socialist liberal idiots like yourself would probably say it's America's fault. Your country and its political ideology is one step away from communism--a philosophy that killed over 100 million people in the 20th century alone. That's why we aren't like you, and that's why we aren't like Europe. Long live the USA, and God Bless America!!!!!!!!!

Re: Miracle (2004)
Added by ron (email, web) on 2004-02-05 01:49:30

one additional comment--Jimmy Carter was President at the time, but it was the Reagan mentality that prevailed in that game, and ultimately throughout the latter part of the 1980's. No wonder Carter lost the election--he had the balls of a Canadian--he was a pathetic American indeed.....

Re: Miracle (2004)
Added by carl   on 2004-02-05 03:25:01

hey ron,

why dont you take your political arguments and go shove them up your @ss. this isnt no freaking political debate, no one cares where you stand, it is a fricking review on a frickin movie and harrison has his right to his own opinion. you dont like it, kindly disagree. keep your woeful crap to yourself. you can dig yourself a hole for all i care

Re: Miracle (2004)
Added by ron (email, web) on 2004-02-05 12:24:34

I guess we know where you stand--you're obviously one of the other misinformed pussy Canadian pacifists (or maybe a screwball freak from San Francisco--same thing). And BTW, I'm entitled to my opinion as well, so screw you!

Re: Miracle (2004)
Added by John Ulmer (email, web) on 2004-02-06 05:43:37

Why do Harrison's reviews spark so many heated debates? Check out The Butterfly Effect! Gadzooks!

Re: Miracle (2004)
Added by Carole Thorpe (email) on 2004-02-07 02:46:32

1) "a group of handsome if indistinguishably bland young actors who apparently know how to skate. " - WRONG

They were mostly a group of junior and minor league hockey players taught how to act. Do your research, man.

2) "Kurt Russell continues to play everyone�s favorite toughlove father or uncle figure. Unfortunately, though apparently historically accurate, the outfit he wears is simply distracting to his performance. It�s tough to listen to Russell�s growling pep talks and impassioned speeches when you�re wondering about his toupee or his neon-bright checkered pants."

Maybe for you but most of us aren't so easily distracted. His attire was period and accurate to what Mr. Brooks wore in the '70s. I found Kurt Russell's performance one of the best of his career - compelling and believable. It's too bad you don't have the intelligence or concentration to get past his clothing.

I thought "Miracle" was extremely well done. I was a senior in High School in upstate NY when this game was played and remember it (and the times) very well. The audience I saw it with tonight was easily half full of college and high school kids who weren't even born by February 22, 1980. I didn't think they'd really care for this event from the "prehistoric age" -- not only did they cheer when the USA team won (which I expected) but they did an amazing thing as the credits rolled.

Most of them got up and started to leave but when the hockey players/actors credits with photos and where-are-they-now infomation came up, they all stopped and stood to watch it until the very last "obscure" player was shown. They CARED about the athletes they just finished journeying with through the movie. The story got to the kids beyond "USA! USA!". And that made it exceptional filmmaking.

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