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  • Pele: Birth of a Legend
  • Pele: Birth of a Legend (PG)

    This cable-ready biopic of the Brazilian soccer star covers the eight years leading up to his triumphant performance at the 1958 World Cup finals, when he was only 17. more...
  • Queen of Katwe
  • Queen of Katwe (PG)

    The Walt Disney Company has given us a long line of uplifting biographical sports dramas; what distinguishes this film about Ugandan chess player Phiona Mutesi is its complicated and colorful central setting: the Ugandan slum of Katwe, where Mutesi grew up. more...
  • The Walk 3D
  • The Walk 3D (PG)

    Philippe Petit's hair-raising 1974 wire walk between the twin towers of the World Trade Center was recounted in the Oscar-winning documentary Man on Wire (2008), which was superior in every way to this pat dramatization of the stunt by Robert Zemeckis (Cast Away, Flight). more...
  • The Walk
  • The Walk (PG)

    Philippe Petit's hair-raising 1974 wire walk between the twin towers of the World Trade Center was recounted in the Oscar-winning documentary Man on Wire (2008), which was superior in every way to this pat dramatization of the stunt by Robert Zemeckis (Cast Away, Flight). more...
  • My All American
  • My All American (PG)

    Screenwriter Angelo Pizzo is best known for Hoosiers (1986) and Rudy (1993), two entertaining and mainly artless films in which white, midwestern, underdog college athletes overcome the odds, proving themselves to their families, their friends, and the rest of the country. more...
  • McFarland, USA
  • McFarland, USA (PG)

    At this point the inspirational coach drama has become as ritualistic as the Catholic mass, but it's also developed an admirable social agenda of breaking down racial divisions, which is exemplified by this heartwarming Disney release. more...
  • The Walk: An IMAX 3D Experience
  • The Walk: An IMAX 3D Experience (PG)

    Philippe Petit's hair-raising 1974 wire walk between the twin towers of the World Trade Center was recounted in the Oscar-winning documentary Man on Wire (2008), which was superior in every way to this pat dramatization of the stunt by Robert Zemeckis (Cast Away, Flight). more...
  • Belle
  • Belle (PG)

    Written by Misan Sagay, this British historical drama is getting the "inspiring true story" treatment, though the inspiring parts aren't true and the true parts aren't inspiring. more...
  • Secretariat (PG)

    Like Natalie Wood, actress Diane Lane inhabits roles with the naturalness of someone who's spent nearly a lifetime in front of the camera, and she's the bedrock of this inspirational sports story from Disney. more...
  • Mao's Last Dancer (PG)

    Ballet star Li Cunxin's best-selling autobiography gets a curiously tepid treatment in this 2009 adaptation by director Bruce Beresford. more...