- compiled by Jeffrey Overstreet Copyright Christianity Today International
- 2005 1 Jan
Other documentaries are winning accolades, too.
My own review is at CanadianChristianity.com.
Darrel Manson (Hollywood Jesus) writes, "The highlight of the film is how it manages to humanize these athletes for us. One of the players, when speaking about meeting girls, says that you're never sure whether they see you or the chair. For the most part, at the beginning of the film, we see the chair. That is, we note how disabled they all are … Slowly, the filmmakers reveal to us the people who are sitting in the chairs … By the time we watch them in Athens, we are no longer watching the chairs running up and down the court; we are watching our team. We do not see disabled athletes; we see athletes."from Film Forum, 08/11/05
Josh Hurst (Reveal) says, "
Santosh Ninan (Relevant) writes, "It is an extremely entertaining and moving film that you don't want to miss. … The athletes are inspiring and challenge viewers to reconsider what we term as obstacles in our own paths. They are not saints; in fact, the film carries an R-rating due to language and sexual content, but the film does a great job of emphasizing the power of perseverance and the journey of passing through the valley to come out stronger on the other side."from Film Forum, 09/01/05