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The story recounts one of the great unsung sport victories in American history: that of Francis Ouimet, the 20 year-old working class golfer who shocked the world at the 1913 U.S. Open were, flanked by his 10-year caddie, he took on his idol, the seasoned British camp Harry Vardon, in an extraordinary match-up that jump started the country's passion for golf.
Drama - This is an inspirational sports film aimed at the entire family.
Even those not particularly interested in golf are likely to enjoy.
There is minimal objectionable content, making it a film parents can
take their young children to.
The above rating is an average of the critic reviews below.
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Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull Review Good The Greatest Game Ever Played is as feel-good as any sports movie you're likely to find. It's a solid choice for family viewing, but is equally worthy of viewing by solo adults. And being a golf fan is not a prerequisite.
Roger EbertFull Review Good The technique is at the service of a game in which everything is at risk, and we like both players; our affection for them makes everything trickier, and certainly as the final rounds are played, the games themselves seem to have been scripted to create as much suspense as possible.
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
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We collected 204 moviegoer opinions. What a wonderful movie! "The Greatest Game Ever Played" is a MUST SEE. You DO NOT need to be a golf fan to enjoy this movie. Virtually everyone loved this movie giving it some of the highest opinions I've seen. It's an uplifting, feel-good story that you simply must see. DON'T MISS "THE GREATEST GAME EVER PLAYED."
A story of courage, passion and of the greatest American sports hero you have probably never heard of...An amateur player from a working class family, Francis Ouimet (Shia LaBeouf), shocked the world when at the 1913 U.S. Open, flanked by his 10-year-old caddie, he defeated his idol, the defending British champion Harry Vardon (Stephen Dillane). An unlikely match-up, "the ingénue versus the seasoned champ", theirs was the greatest match the sport had ever know.