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By Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Heartwarming sports drama has sex, language, and drinking.

Movie NR 2019 114 minutes
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Sometimes a conventional story can be made special via in-depth characters well played, a rousing spirit, and great rooting interest; this is one of those stories. Underdog athletes are a staple of feel-good sports movies; Storm Saulter makes his hero especially "winning" in Sprinter. Even the pedestrian villain of the piece, a big brother seduced by greed and power, touched by envy, and seemingly unredeemable, has a chance to get in touch with the soul he once had. Saulter and his team (particularly production design and music) bring the unique beauty of Jamaica -- its music, its color, its singular energy -- to the screen as well. Executive-produced by Jada Pinkett and Will Smith, it was a film festival favorite. It's a good movie, satisfying in spite of its predictability.

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