Cool Runnings

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Time Out says

Perhaps the only thing less likely than a Jamaican bobsled team is a Hollywood film inspired by the true story of the crew that competed in the 1988 US Olympics. Not that this sticks closely to the facts; instead, it's another Rocky-style sports movie about the underdogs who achieve public recognition and self-respect. Travelogue shots of happy Jamaicans dancing in the sun give way to patronising comedy as slobbish ex-coach Candy is cajoled into teaching four novices. The missing ingredients are snow and ice, but there's plenty of this when the scene shifts to Canada. In his prime, co-writer Michael Ritchie might have turned this into a caustic Downhill Racer or Bad News Bears-style critique of professional sporting values. Director Turteltaub, on the other hand, patronises both characters and audience with daft knockabout humour, tear-jerking sentiment and racial stereotyping which skates on very thin ice.
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1993

Duration:

98 mins

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Mrs P

Fantastic film can watch it over and over again.Never fails to make me smile.

Mrs P

Fantastic film can watch it over and over again.Never fails to make me smile.

lewis and carl

I think it is a very sexxy film and it gives everyone jokes yesss so i reckon u should go out and buy it and if u dont u area sad ass mother even no i am white and ginger have still got proud and power and dont take crap of no body so gwdbyeee and have a nice day in your pyjamas

lewis and carl

I think it is a very sexxy film and it gives everyone jokes yesss so i reckon u should go out and buy it and if u dont u area sad ass mother even no i am white and ginger have still got proud and power and dont take crap of no body so gwdbyeee and have a nice day in your pyjamas

Britt

REALLI GWD ALTHOUGH I WATCHED IT AT SKWL WOULD RECOMEND IT 2 EVERYONE

Britt

REALLI GWD ALTHOUGH I WATCHED IT AT SKWL WOULD RECOMEND IT 2 EVERYONE

Abzter

Best film ever!!! its really funny!! A well good film would reccomend it to any1 of any age!!

Abzter

Best film ever!!! its really funny!! A well good film would reccomend it to any1 of any age!!

panda

its so cool i could wacth it again and again best film ever better only just than harry potter!!!

panda

its so cool i could wacth it again and again best film ever better only just than harry potter!!!

itisme

it is awsum n i liked it coz i watched 4 th fun of it n i hv bought the disc!!

itisme

it is awsum n i liked it coz i watched 4 th fun of it n i hv bought the disc!!