Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Crooked Arrows - Movie Review

Crooked Arrows (PG-13) 105 mins C-
Straight & Narrow: Exploring heritage through lacrosse

Starring Brandon Routh, Gil Birmingham, Crystal Allen, Chelsea Ricketts

Native Americans and lacrosse are two things we rarely see featured on the big screen, let alone together.  Joe Logan (Routh) is a mix blooded Native American and former high school lacrosse star who has become a fancy pants entrepreneur.  In order to close his latest blockbuster business deal, the native son must win the approval of the reservation's tribal council.  The only way that is going to happen is by coaching the reservation's high school lacrosse team- a ragtag bunch of underwhelming underdogs.  Naturally, turning this team around will also restore pride and help him rediscover his roots.

The film is uplifting, in an after school special sort of way.  It's very family friendly; however, it is predictable, cheesy and cliche.  It would be better suited as a television movie, rather than a full length feature film.

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