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Movie review: 'Crooked Arrows'

Lacrosse movie “Crooked Arrows” relies on a winning formula, and it works.
Published: June 1, 2012

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Brandon Routh stars in "Crooked Arrows." Freestyle Releasing photo

And “Crooked Arrows” has something many sports movies forget to include — kids who can really play. The Sunaquat team has authentic American Indian players (two play collegiately at Albany) who obviously know and love the game. Director Steve Rash uses them as the centerpiece of crisp, economical action scenes that give the movie punch and convey lacrosse as a lively sport that offers the best elements of soccer, football and hockey.

The movie is sickly sweet at times.

On the other hand, who doesn't want to see an underfunded, undersized team of ancestor-honoring Indians beat the tar out of a private, borderline-fascist prep school?

Coached, incidentally, by actual Johns Hopkins coach Jamison Koesterer — the movie is full of lacrosse-culture cameos, for the true geek.

— Gary Thompson, Philadelphia Daily News

Distributed by MCT Information Services


‘Crooked Arrows'

PG-131:40 3 stars

Starring: Brandon Routh, Crystal Allen, Chelsea Ricketts, Jamison Koesterer. (Suggestive references)


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