February 21, 2013
First of all, test yourself: How many lines can you remember from this movie? My answer probably would be "all of them," but if you said four or five, that's an acceptable testament to what a great comedy this is. Then consider that after "Rocky" and "Hoosiers," 90 percent of sports movies play off an underdog or rally theme, or both. At least Ricky Bobby puts a comic twist on his late-scene "triumph." Does that blow your mind? That just happened!
--Phil Thompson, Mash editor