Cool Runnings Reviews

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April 28, 2020
A brightly optimistic and warmly funny comedy, with solid performances and a no-nonsense visual approach that emphasises story over spectacle.
March 17, 2020
... mildly amusing but overly calculated comedy...
March 17, 2020
Admittedly, it's a little predictable and patronising at times, but the eager performances of John Candy and his charges carry the day.
March 17, 2020
The performances are fun, and director John Turtletaub gets those fateful final moments right, leaving us with a triumphant, entertaining story of Winter Olympic glory.
March 17, 2020
[A] sweet-natured, high-spirited comedy, that rare movie that plays effectively to all ages.
March 16, 2020
Cheesy? Certainly. But strong performaces and a heart-warming storyline make this a winner.
March 16, 2020
Though it certainly has faults, which only the extremely nostalgic could ignore, the film bests its contemporaries through its ability to unite childlike comedy and adult concerns without ever obscuring one with the other.
May 5, 2018
Affable yet entirely forgettable...
May 2, 2018
Cool Runnings is able to defy everything formulaic about sports movies and manages to rise up as a crowd-pleasing comedy.
May 2, 2018
While far from the best of Ritchie's portrayals of winning and losing (Downhill Racer, The Bad News Bears), Cool Runnings goes uphill, rather than down, and moves from bad news to good.
December 18, 2014
Cool Runnings is a charming tale of determined underdogs, with plenty of laughs, moments of real tension, and five engaging performances.
December 14, 2010
Delightful, tween-friendly story of Jamaican bobsledders.
July 31, 2008
A spirited -- if sentimental and conventional -- movie...
September 5, 2007
March 21, 2007
Cool Runnings doesn't even rate a bronze medal as either sports film or comedy.
March 21, 2007
The offbeat, fact-based saga is enlivened by the perfect balance of humor, emotion and insight and should be one of the true sleepers among fall box office releases.
February 9, 2006
Travelogue shots of happy Jamaicans dancing in the sun give way to patronising comedy.
October 5, 2005
July 23, 2005
June 11, 2005
One of Candy's best as coach of an Olympic bobsled team.
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