Cool Runnings
Cool Runnings (1993)

A Jamaican sprinter (Derice Bannock) loses his place on the Olympic team after stumbling in the trials, so he decides to form a bobsled team to compete at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He recruits an American coach… More

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Rated: PG
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: July 17, 2001
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81%



Critic Score: 75% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Cool Runnings rises above its formulaic sports-movie themes with charming performances, light humor, and uplifting tone.

Leonard Klady
Variety

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.

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James Berardinelli
ReelViews

Entirely mediocre and forgettable

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Marc Lee
Daily Telegraph

Cool Runnings is a charming tale of determined underdogs, with plenty of laughs, moments of real tension, and five engaging performances.

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Time Out

Travelogue shots of happy Jamaicans dancing in the sun give way to patronising comedy.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

The ghost of Stepin Fetchit is hovering in the tropical ether.

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Charles Cassady
Common Sense Media

Delightful, tween-friendly story of Jamaican bobsledders.

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

A cute, buoyant sports fantasy, jolted along by a reggae soundtrack and playfully acted by an appealing cast.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

If you like underdog movies, you might like this one. Especially if you haven't seen very many.

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Film4

A spirited -- if sentimental and conventional -- movie...

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Flixster Audience Score: 81% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
John Candy always makes me laugh even in this Disney flick.
Lucas Martins
Entertaning, funny and inspirational, Cool Runnings, bring a good cast and screenplay. Probably the best work of Jon Turteltaub. Fresh.
Alex roy
Cool Runnings is a very good comedy about a Jamaican Bob Sled team. This is a well made comedy with lots of laughs, a decent cast, and of course the brilliance… More
Jennifer D
I remember watching this on a bus to a field trip. I don't remember much, but I think I liked it.
Adam Kelly
"Cool Runnings" is a film that shouldn't be good, but is. It isn't a masterpiece, it doesn't excel in any particular technique of… More
Lady D'arbanville
Based on the true story of the 1988 Jamaican bob-sled team, this comical American-come-Jamaican film is quite the 90?s classic. Love the Jamaican input here,… More

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