InvincibleBased on the true story of Vince Papale, a Philadelphia Eagles fan who has just lost his wife and his teaching job, overomes long odds to play for the NFL's Philadelphia Eagles in 1976.
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Directors of "Invincible"Ericson Core
Creators of "Invincible"Brad Gann
Critic Reviews of "Invincible"Chicago TribuneSeptember 16, 2006
There's a sugar coating to the way Papale's story unfolds, but not so much that you'll spoil your dinner.Arizona RepublicAugust 25, 2006
Even Papale's most famous play, recovering a fumble to set up a touchdown, is embellished, as if Disney can't bear to stick with the facts.Toronto StarAugust 25, 2006
Invincible is a working-class jock Cinderella fantasy with the sincerity of a beer commercial, the soul of a Republican incumbent, and the designer-flannel esthetics of an old Bruce Springsteen video.USA TodayAugust 25, 2006
It may not break new ground, but Invincible is an entertaining film, awash in clichés but leavened by the charismatic performance of Mark Wahlberg as Vince Papale.TIME MagazineAugust 25, 2006
What's modestly refreshing about the way this story is told by director Eric Core and writer Brad Gann, is that the person with the largest doubts about going pro is Papele himself.Common Sense MediaJanuary 01, 2011
Inspiring sports-underdog story for tweens and up.Film School RejectsJuly 06, 2010
Mark Whalberg is surprisingly good, delivering a likeness to the real Vince Papale that is uncanny.Baltimore City PaperJanuary 22, 2010
It may seem that Invincible takes too long to get to the football. But by the time it does get down to it, we've invested enough in Wahlberg and Kinnear to give a damn about the outcome of the all-important Big Game.Cinema CrazedApril 29, 2009
I wonder how many more of these inspirational sports films we have to sit through in 2006.ColeSmithey.comApril 21, 2009
Screenwriter Brad Gann shares the guilt for this predictable cinematic travesty along with composer Mark Isham whose bombastic musical score is akin to hammering a nail with a shotgun blast.tonymacklin.netFebruary 02, 2009
Invincible is the story of Vince Papale, who was an actual figure -- a part-time bartender who went to a tryout, survived training camp, made the Eagles team, and became a Philadelphia legend.
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