Monday, September 7, 2009

Slap Shot

Dunno why I've never heard of this movie. Its great!

From wiki:

Film critic Gene Siskel noted that his greatest regret as a critic was giving a mediocre review to this movie when it was first released. After viewing it several more times, he grew to like it more and later listed it as one of the greatest American comedy movies of all time. The Wall Street Journal's Joy Gould Boynum seemed at once entertained and repulsed by a movie so "foul-mouthed and unabashedly vulgar" on one hand and so "vigorous and funny" on the other.[1] Michael Ontkean's strip tease displeased Time magazine's critic, Richard Schickel, who regretted that, "in the dénouement [Ontkean] is forced to go for a broader, cheaper kind of comic response."[1]

Critical reevaluation of the film continues to be positive. In 1998, Maxim magazine named Slap Shot the " Best Guy Movie Of All Time " above such acknowledged classics as The GodfatherRaging Bull,[2] and Newman's own Cool Hand LukeEntertainment Weekly ranked the film #31 on their list of "The Top 50 Cult Films".[3]

In the 2007 50th Anniversary Issue, GQ named the Slap Shot one of the "30 films that changed Men's Lives."[4] In the November 2007 issue ofGQ, Author Dan Jenkins proclaimed Slap Shot "the best sports film of the past 50 years".[5]

In June 2008, Adam Proteau of "The Hockey News" rated "Slap Shot" as the best Hockey film ever made.[6]

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Lol, gotta watch this

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