Rudy

1993

Action / Biography / Drama / Sport

38
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 84%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 90%
IMDb Rating 7.5 10 48384

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Director

Cast

Jon Favreau as D-Bob
Vince Vaughn as Jamie O'Hara
Sean Astin as Daniel E. 'Rudy' Ruettiger
Lili Taylor as Sherry
720p.BLU
700.55 MB
1280*720
English
PG
23.976 fps
1hr 54 min
P/S 5 / 45

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by rooster_davis 9 / 10

Really liked this move - doesn't matter that I am not a football fan

Read through these reviews and you'll find an overhwelming number of comments that reaffirm the same things - how inspiring this movie is, how perfectly played the role of Rudy is by Sean Astin, even how good the background music is. All of these things are true, in spades. It feels great to watch someone work so hard and overcome so many obstacle to reaching his (or her) goal, because when they succeed we're happy for them - even if they're not a real person, as was Rudy.

I've lived in Indiana for 20 years and I have to say, it gives me a good feeling to see how well and warmly Indiana and Hoosiers are regarded in movies like this. Rudy, Hoosiers, Breaking Away... all are inspiring stories of real or realistic people beating tremendous odds to accomplish something. I like the portrayal we in the Midwest get in these films - that we're basic, down-to-Earth, good people. I doubt that I will ever move away from Indiana; I love this state too much.

Anyhow, back to the film... so many films lose my interest halfway through but this one didn't. I stayed up and watched it to the end. And it's one of those movies that until you've seen the whole thing and had a day or two for it to 'sink in', you don't realize just how good it is. This film is a gem.

I'm not partial to superheroes, explosions, or disasters... I like a good story though, and it doesn't need to have cost $100 million to be good. A great plot, well-cast actors and realistic dialog will hook me in while the latest thing Batman or Star Trek are doing won't make me bat an eye.

I'm very glad I saw this human and enjoyable film.

Reviewed by Gimmegudsuq 10 / 10

Massive dude

It isn't easy to get into a school for sports. Rudy is the story of a high school football aspiring to play for Notre Dame. Although Rudy isn't the best student, his motivation to play for Notre Dame leads him to take every opportunity he can in order to fulfill his dream. Once Rudy graduates from high school, he begins working his father to save up money to go to his dream school. When he raises enough money to go to Notre Dame, he speaks with the head of school who presents him with the option of attending a different school in the area to prove that he is studious enough to attend Notre Dame. Despite failing on multiple occasions to have his application approved, Rudy stays persistent and applies his last time and is finally accepted. After his application is accepted, Rudy's first ambition is to try out for the football team. Although he put in large amounts of effort during high school, the coaches think that he isn't suited to play on the team. He doesn't demonstrate the athletic ability required to make the cut, one coach convinces the others to let him on the team under the condition that he puts in the same amount of effort that he did on the first day. After making the team, he continues to put in all his effort so that the coach will put him in during a game so he can prove to his family that he made it. Even though he puts in more effort than the other members of the team, he isn't put into any of the games because of the new coach. Rudy continued to prove that he was strong enough of a player for the coach to put him in, but game after game, his name isn't on the roster. Rudy has his parents come for his last game at Notre Dame, and against all odds, Rudy is put in for one play during the last game of his senior year. Although the odds were stacked against Rudy, he made his aspirations come true through hard work and persistence. This movie shows the struggle of a high school student whose own family doesn't believe in him and how he makes it to where he wants to be. The main attribute of this movie that makes it so inspirational is Rudy's story and motivation. Not only did no one believe him, but he wasn't even given the chance to even attempt to go to Notre Dame. It was only under his own toiling that he was able to even go to visit the college. Along with this, Rudy continuously attempted to make the best out of his situations. When his initial application is denied, he agrees to go to a different college to show that he can do well enough to attend Notre Dame. Also, when he begins playing football at Notre Dame, he shows so much spirit and determination that the coaches agree to let him on the team. To me, the main concept of this story is that it's, possible for anything regardless of how bizarre it sounds. Overall, I think that Rudy was a very good movie because it shows that anything is possible if you apply yourself in attempting to achieve it. It's a shame that I won't ever play football or apply to Notre Dame. ;)

Reviewed by Hitchcoc 8 / 10

I Love This Film

I know that some of this movie was messed around with. If you read an actual biography, you will find some inaccuracies, but that doesn't matter because this movie is about the personal dreams of the average guy. Rudy Ruettiger is a young guy whose family works in a steel mill and Rudy is probably doomed to that life. It's not terrible but it is dangerous (Rudy's best friend dies) and the young guy wants a better life. He is a very good high school football player with a lot of heart, but this will probably be the end of his playing days. Rudy is a disinterested student, so his chances of even getting into college are almost nil. When a group of seniors are going on a college trip to Norte Dame, he is not allowed on the bus. But he has a dream and he heads off to South Bend and tries to talk his way in. He ends up going to Holy Cross, a nearby school, and he is told that if he can get high grades, they will look at him again. Well, we all know the story. He qualifies academically. He manages to get on the scout squad at Notre Dame by showing that he is willing to nearly kill himself to impress the coaches. But they won't give him a chance to play in a game, which means he isn't actually a true member of the historical powerhouse. Until something happens. If you've never seen this, go for it.

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