Invincible (Core, 2006)

Glory Road set the standard for the sports inspirational in 2006 and so it’s no surprise the often cliched and completely predictable Innvincible falls short. The failures of this Mark Wahlberg vehicle don’t rest with the acting (most one-note but still fun to watch) nor the material (a familiar but still potent theme concerning team sports as icons of hope). No, Invincible suffers from a lack of immediacy or quality in filmmaking, a bland and otherwise forgettable mixture of cheesy slow motion and heightened music which does little justice to the promising setup or indeed, the earned payoff.

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