Reviewed bystephiekhVote: 9/10/10
I just read the other comment on this board and i must say i totallyagree. I was really impressed with this film on a whole, and you reallydo get to see the trials and tribulations of the team on their way tothe top. The end result of the work that they put in is excellence andrespect, a great lesson for anyone at anytime to see over and overagain. I have read a lot on this team, and it was such a joy for me tosee that this project was in production. It really show's us Canadian'sthat there is more to life that hockey, and it was the perfect time toair this project, with a lockout that may last another year and ThomasGrandie winning 2 medals, we should just boycott hockey all togetherand turn to skiing for our fun.
Good job Canada, and great job to all of those who brought this projectto fruition.
Reviewed byivymasonVote: 7/10/10
The movie was a good idea: recreating the halcyon days of the CrazyCanuck ski team. I liked the 70s clothes and hair, the story hadpotential. However, the more I watched the movie, the more irritated Ibecame. Everything was slanted to make Ken Read look so much betterthan the other skiers, including the two who won Olympic medals. Readwas so much wiser, more intelligent and better-looking, we weresupposed to believe. This puzzled me until I looked up the movie anddiscovered it was based on a book by Read. The actor in the Read rolewas far more compelling than the other actors; you just wanted to lookat him & not the others. (Someone noted that the Dave Irwin actor wasmade to look like Bubbles from the Trailer Park Boys.) I think JungleJim Hunter got shortchanged in this film, as did Steve Podborski. Ididn't mind the predictable soundtrack or the acting, just the slant.
Reviewed bypowscalperVote: 1/10/10
The opening credits state that this movie is based on Ken Read's bookWhite Circus: A Skiing Life with the Crazy Canucks (1987). This book ispurported to be Ken's autobiography, but the movie credits it as being"a novel". Clearly this movie is a manifestation of Ken Read's overinflated imagination of his so called accomplishments. This is thestory of a man that only won a handful of races and then failedmiserably when it really mattered at the 1980 Olympics.
Ken is well known in sports circles of being the most egotisticalathlete Canada has ever produced. His shameless self promotion includesa museum he created about himself in a shopping mall in Banff Alberta,a fictional book about his exploits, the order of Canada and a star onCanada's walk of fame. Seems like overkill for a very sub par athlete.This movie is simply horrible.
the story of the World Cup ski champs, The Crazy Canucks