Glory Road details
|Starring:||Joshua Lucas, Red West, Jon Voight, Tatyana M. Ali, Derek Luke, Sam Jones III, Al Shearer|
|Studio:||WALT DISNEY STUDIOS HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
|Collections:||Based on a True Story, LUTA Presents... Fist Pumping Films|
|Run time:||1 hour 53 minutes|
|Rental release:||07 Aug 2006|
|Dubbed:||French, Spanish, Russian|
|Subtitles:||Dutch, English, French, German, Spanish, Latvian, Arabic, Romanian|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English|
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Glory Road entertains whilst pressing home an important messageBy a customer from England , 12 Aug 2006
[Highly rated reviewer]Glory Road at first seems to be in the mould of 'Coach Carter' but with one very noticeable difference.The central theme of the movie is racism and the film is about making a nonsense out of racial stereotyping.The film includes some disturbing scenes which will put many people off seeing this film.
On the plus side,there are some uplifting yet intense scenes featuring the excellent Josh Lucas as the head coach of the team who instills a sense of solidarity and hard work into his players and it is satisfying to watch them grow together.
The film is set during the 1960s and the retro feel provided by the background music and clothes gives the movie some added charm.
It is well worth a look if you can tolerate some of the more unsavory aspects of the film's content.
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Disney garbageBy uniqueness (94 reviews) from Glasgow , 06 Jul 2013a Film made for kids. Usual unrealistic garbage made by Disney. Nothing real about this. Very slow and just a poor poor film
Basketball and racismBy insomniac (93 reviews) from Malvern , 23 Jul 2011I am not a fan of sport, let alone American basketball, but I was intrigued enough by the subject of this film to give it a go. I am so glad I did!
It tells the true story of how a basketball coach at a minor American college set about recruiting and then training a team that would play against the best college teams in the country. But to get good players the college needed lots of money, which they didn't have. So the coach went round the big cities looking for talent amongst the black community, and then offered them scholarships at his college.
In 60's America this caused a sensation, as success in basketball was considered the preserve of whites only.
This is a very straighforward telling of a story that contained many complexities, and if I have a criticism it is that it is rather sentimental.
However, it is very interesting and well worth watching.
Glory RoadBy avalaf (4 reviews) from scotland , 06 Apr 2011Glory Road was a great family film, as my children are teenagers, it showed good morals and team work we liked
Loved it!By Deenie76 (59 reviews) from London , 24 Apr 2010
[Highly rated reviewer]Loved this film more than I had expected to. To be honest, I hadn't 'expected' anything so to find myself totally engrossed in it was a surprise.
What a brilliant story and even more amazing to know it's based on a true story.
I found it emotional at times (yes, full on crying involved) and laughed out loud at times too. The pain and humilation caused to these young basketball players thanks to the ignorance of disgusting racists was heartbreaking to watch but kudos to the actors for being able to pull it off in such a believable manner.
Thoroughly enjoyed it and I'll be recommending it to my friends as well.
Actually v v goodBy Becky Tomlinson from uk , 03 Sep 2009really enjoyed this fim. suprised it was a disney. very good cast. very detailed - a good fim.