The Greatest Game Ever Played

The Greatest Game Ever Played
The Greatest Game Ever Played
  • PG
  • 2h 0m
  • 2005
Fresh63%
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Shia LaBeouf stars as amateur golfer Francis Ouimet. Armed with nothing but talent, the working-class youth has a seemingly impossible dream: to compete against the world's greatest player, his idol Harry Vardon. Soon, with the help of his spunky, 10-year-old caddy Eddie, Francis boldly breaks down all barriers with a thrilling display of unrivaled drive, skill, and heart...and challenges the golf pro for the U.S. Open Championship! You'll feel the breathless anticipation of the crowd and practically smell the grass on the green as you immerse yourself in the action. Based on an inspirational true story, THE GREATEST GAME EVER PLAYED is an adventure in courage that will entertain your whole family.
© 2005 Disney Enterprises, Inc.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

TOMATOMETER®
Fresh63%
Critics Consensus: Despite all the underdog sports movie conventions, the likable cast and lush production values make The Greatest Game Ever Played a solid and uplifting tale.
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Entertainment Weekly
Rotten

June 21, 2017
Village Voice
Mark Holcomb
Rotten

Ouimet versus Vardon probably was the greatest golf game ever played, and Paxton and Frost do it j...

June 21, 2017
Ebert & Roeper
Richard Roeper
Rotten

I know it's all about how well they construct the journey, but I just kind of felt like, okay, we...

June 21, 2017
Denver Rocky Mountain News
Robert Denerstein
Rotten

June 21, 2017
Washington Post
Stephen Hunter
Rotten

[An] overloaded movie.

June 21, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Predictable but inspiring family sports movie.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie features sustained and occasionally eruptive family tensions (father doesn't want son to play golf). Characters smoke (cigars, pipes, and cigarettes) and drink (the working class drinkers are especially rowdy in a pub scene). A couple of bystanders tease a caddy who is especially short. A budding romance between protagonists insinuates sexual interest. One golfer is haunted by images of ominous men in dark suits and tall hats, left over from a childhood encounter.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama, Family
  • Release Date:September 30, 2005
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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