Maybe it's all true. But one is always a little discomfited when life, or a movie, imitates weary melodramatic patterns this slavishly.
-Richard SchickelFull Review
The leads, Denzel Washington and particularly Will Patton, are so good they occasionally make you forget the material is shameless.
The result is the sort of deeply massaged truth that isn't stranger than fiction -- it's worse than fiction.
-Rick GroenFull Review
When the hard battle for integration is served up as a feel-good package, we've all been bamboozled.
Sturdy, gripping and well-balanced if somewhat artificial.
-Susan StarkFull Review
If viewed as a crowd-pleasing, feel-good sports movie, the film is an unqualified success.
-James BerardinelliFull Review
Soft-edged and sweet.
A totally absorbing movie.
Aside from its message-waving, pic dedicates itself to entertaining the audience via its military-style whip-'em-into-shape training antics, the sort of thing that always goes down very easily.
-Todd McCarthyFull Review
The story is based on real incidents, but the uplifting tone is laid on so thick that it's difficult to believe a minute of it.
-Peter RainerFull Review
Titans may prove that Bruckheimer has a social conscience, but it can't hide his penchant for pandering.
Remember the Titans is similarly solid; its satisfactions are time-tested, a little worn but nonetheless durable.
-A.O. ScottFull Review
It's slick Hollywood product, all right, but it also may be the most moving and entertaining movie so far this year.
-Eric HarrisonFull Review
Boorish and flatulent.
-Dennis LimFull Review
Washington and the others score in this predictable but rousing film where the big victory is over attitudes.
I didn't believe the movie, or my tears, for a second.
-Joe BaltakeFull Review
A pity that the script is so paint-by-numbers.
-Paul TataraFull Review
Denzel Washington should have held out for a better script before he signed on to star in Remember the Titans.
-Owen GleibermanFull Review
Emotionally affecting tale.
Director Yakin pulls all the right strings.
I admired the way the screenplay, by Gregory Allen Howard, doesn't make Boone noble and Yoast a racist, but shows them both as ambitious and skilled professionals.
-Roger EbertFull Review
Toss it in the bin along with The Replacements, but give it bonus points, at least, for having a social conscience.
-Michael O'SullivanFull Review
A crowd-pleaser with a moral conscience.
-Eleanor Ringel GillespieFull Review
Startlingly resonant yet unabashedly entertaining.
The entire cast is excellent.
[Bruckheimer's] latest production is, in some ways, a departure. Not only is it based on a true story, it is also actually about something.