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4.7 out of 5 stars
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4.7 out of 5 stars
Glory Road [DVD]
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on 20 March 2017
Good film enjoyed watching.
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on 25 October 2017
Enjoyable.
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on 28 April 2017
Good
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on 8 November 2017
Brilliant film
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on 23 October 2014
excellent well worth a watch
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HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICEon 2 March 2014
Be aware that the 'US Disney’ BLU RAY of “Glory Road” is REGION-A LOCKED - so it WILL NOT PLAY on most UK Blu Ray players unless they're chipped to play 'all' regions (which the vast majority aren't). Don’t confuse BLU RAY players that have multi-region capability on the 'DVD' front – that won’t help.

Nice cast and a great movie - but as of March 2014 - no sign of it on BLU RAY on this side of the pond just yet …
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on 15 May 2017
great movie
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on 28 July 2007
We see more and more of these films and that rejuvenates my heart and my mind tremendously. Here it is about the 1966 NCAA Basket Ball competition in which Texas Western lined up the first ever all black basket ball team in the final game, and the black players were a majority in the team from the very start. The film is decent about the difficulties encountered by the coach who made that choice: make them respect his rule, his rhythm and his life discipline while training and then competing; make them live with their differences inside the team, and with the hostility of many outside the team; make them accept to play a unified game as a team even if some would like to play their own personal games. And there are many others. He managed to keep them united even for the final game when he decided to have an all black team then, the white players becoming privileged supporters. Was he conscious he was setting an objective that went a long way beyond the game itself? How can we know? It is sure today that it was a milestone in the civil rights struggle, at least it became one: the 1966 declaration of independence of black basketball players at the national level. The extremely important dimension of this film is that it is not only saying or showing the blacks are better, because after all they might not be better, but showing that their game, their way of playing is better because they are able to unify their ambitions within the whole team and to integrate their white team mates even when it might be considered like bringing the wolf among the sheep by taking them to an all black party one week-end. The film shows how much the civil rights struggle was an all-race team struggle. Without the support of some whites in the public as well as in the hierarchy the struggle might have been a lot longer and even a lot less successful. That has to be said over and over again and demonstrated with as many case studies as possible. That's what Ralph Ellison demonstrated in his books: blacks are invisible but to become visible to whites it is some of these whites who have to open their eyes and see. Without these white eyes seeing the blacks around them, the blacks cannot become visible, no matter what they do. In fact everything they may do might even make them more invisible or might justify some into making these blacks become invisible by erasing them from the picture. And that attitude, so well illustrated in this film, has to be the model for us to deal with all the groups of people who are different from us, no matter what this "us" might stand for.

Dr Jacques COULARDEAU, University Paris Dauphine & University Paris 1 Pantheon Sorbonne
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on 30 June 2006
I have just finished watching a Region 1 copy and I just had to write a review. Although I was sceptical to start, as I am the least sporty person you will ever find, I must say I am so glad I watched this movie.

It centres on the year 1965, on this time in Ron Haskins(played by Josh Lucas) life as manager of a Texan Basketball team. He has just been recruited and it is expected of the team, called the Miners, to lose. However Haskins has other ideas and sees this as his big break. Once he realises that no self respecting white basketball player will join his team, he decides to recruit black players who, up until this point have been deemed by the majority as being too inferior to play. Although this does not sit well with the Dean etc, he does it his way with both surprising and dramatic conclusions!

Based on a real-life story, with very good DVD extras,this is not only one to watch, this is most definately one to buy!!
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on 22 May 2009
Glory Road is about a white coach going to a predominantly white college, who's basketball programme has fallen on hard times and failing to attract any white high school superstars to his school decides to bring in the black superstars most colleges of this era would overlook.

It is a fantastically written and directed film and Joshua Lucas plays the part of the coach battling against the racism towards his players, as well as trying to win games to perfection. Reminiscent of Nick Nolte in Blue Chips.

If you want to be entertained, and like sports movies then this film is definately for you.
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