Reviewed Jun 26, 2012
Stephen Carty’s review:
Often hailed as one of the best sports movie ever made, Hoosiers (or Best Shot, as it’s sometimes known) is a stirring, stand-up-and-cheer genre classic which is based loosely (key word) on a true story. Undeniably, it demonstrates nearly every well-worn sporting cliché known to man as the ragtag underdog team (tick) is gradually moulded by a tough-but-fair coach (tick) who begrudgingly wins everyone’s respect (tick) – but somehow director David Anspaugh gets away with it. So while we all know that everything is eventually going to hinge on that last big game (tick), it’s impossible not to get caught up in the journey (helped in no small part by Jerry Goldsmith’s rousing score). By the time it inevitably all comes down to that last big shot (tick), you’ll be willing the ball into the hoop.
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