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“Underdogs” is a must-see movie! It is a story of hope. You will believe in this rag-team team of underdogs, the St. Thomas Aquinas Knights football team, led by new coach Vince Deantonio. The film is based on true events and features an appearance by the inimitable Joe Namath.

Coach Vince tells his new team that he has heard they stink but he doesn’t believe it. He believes their habits stink and they need to forge new ones along with the belief they can win. Along the way we are introduced to interesting characters such as Bobby Burkett, who falls for a cheerleader of a rival team, a Division One team. Bobby’s father works for a powerful employer named Handon, wonderfully played by Richard Portnow, who won’t give Bobby’s father, Bill, the chance to advance despite his inventive ideas. These underdog stories will have you cheering by film’s end as you see the possibility that maybe, just maybe, the little man can win one time.

We are pleased to award this inspiring and remarkable movie our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal for ages twelve plus. This one will make your spirit soar!

The Dove Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to encourage and promote the creation, production, distribution and consumption of wholesome family entertainment. We are supported primarily by donations from families such as yours. All Donations are tax deductible.

Another reference to the original cartoon: the name "Shoeshine" refers to Underdog's secret identity as the shoeshine boy.

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The Tomatometer rating – based on the published opinions of hundreds of film and television critics – is a trusted measurement of movie and TV programming quality for millions of moviegoers. It represents the percentage of professional critic reviews that are positive for a given film or television show.

Movies and TV shows are Certified Fresh with a steady Tomatometer of 75% or higher after a set amount of reviews (80 for wide-release movies, 40 for limited-release movies, 20 for TV shows), including 5 reviews from Top Critics.

Kids still experiencing World Cup withdrawal symptoms may be entertained by this animated oddity from Argentina ... Older viewers may struggle slightly with the wonkiness.

"Underdogs" isn't remarkable, but as entertainment, it handles jokes and sporting thrill competently, while Campanella fights to work welcome idiosyncrasy into every scene.

The story isn't much to write home about. But when this animation is at its best - following the ball in a way that traditional forms of cinema have always struggled with - it's visually brilliant and children aged to five to eight will stay with it.

There are few surprises, but the slick visuals, piquant humour and genial feeling for the gaming of yesteryear make it a hardy challenger for the animation titans north of the equator.

Underdog is a 2007 American superhero film based on the 1960s cartoon series of the same name . Directed by Frederik Du Chau and written by Joe Piscatella, Adam Rifkin , and Craig A. Williams, the film stars Jim Belushi , Peter Dinklage , John Slattery , and Patrick Warburton with the voice talents of Jason Lee , Amy Adams , and Brad Garrett . Unlike the TV series, the Underdog character is portrayed as a regular dog rather than an anthropomorphic one. Underdog, voiced by Jason Lee, was played by a lemon beagle named Leo sporting a red sweater and a blue cape. The film grossed $65.3 million worldwide.

In the Capital City Town Hall, a beagle on the police bomb squad sets off a false alarm. After being shunned by his fellow police canines, the beagle leaves in shame and is abducted off the street by Cad, who takes him to Simon Barsinister 's lab. Bitter his proposal for genetic experimentation was declined, Simon plans to prove the mayor wrong by testing his new serum on the beagle. The beagle escapes and runs amok in the lab, causing a fire and becoming exposed to various chemicals, which modify his DNA and give him superpowers.

Underdog opened on August 3, 2007, in 3,013 theaters across the United States. It earned $11,585,121 on its opening weekend, placing in third behind The Bourne Ultimatum and the second weekend of The Simpsons Movie . [5] The film closed on December 13, 2007, having grossed $43.8 million in the US box office and $21.5 million overseas for a worldwide total of $65.3 million. [4] The film was released on Blu-ray and DVD on December 18, 2007.

The licensed soundtrack album is only available as a download on various online music stores. It contains the original score by Randy Edelman and the hip hop rendition of the Underdog theme title, "Underdog Raps", performed by then-Disney star Kyle Massey , which received airplay on Radio Disney . The Plain White T's rendition of the theme, titled "Underdog Rocks", plays at the beginning of the film but was not included on the album.

On Rotten Tomatoes , the film has an approval rating of 14% based on 69 reviews and an average rating 4/10. The site's critical consensus reads, " Underdog is a mostly forgettable adaptation that relies far too heavily on recycled material and sloppy production." [6] On Metacritic , the film has a score of 37 out of 100 based on 16 critics, indicating "generally unfavorable reviews". [7] Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "A−" on an A+ to F scale. [8]

“Underdogs” is a must-see movie! It is a story of hope. You will believe in this rag-team team of underdogs, the St. Thomas Aquinas Knights football team, led by new coach Vince Deantonio. The film is based on true events and features an appearance by the inimitable Joe Namath.

Coach Vince tells his new team that he has heard they stink but he doesn’t believe it. He believes their habits stink and they need to forge new ones along with the belief they can win. Along the way we are introduced to interesting characters such as Bobby Burkett, who falls for a cheerleader of a rival team, a Division One team. Bobby’s father works for a powerful employer named Handon, wonderfully played by Richard Portnow, who won’t give Bobby’s father, Bill, the chance to advance despite his inventive ideas. These underdog stories will have you cheering by film’s end as you see the possibility that maybe, just maybe, the little man can win one time.

We are pleased to award this inspiring and remarkable movie our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal for ages twelve plus. This one will make your spirit soar!

The Dove Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to encourage and promote the creation, production, distribution and consumption of wholesome family entertainment. We are supported primarily by donations from families such as yours. All Donations are tax deductible.

Another reference to the original cartoon: the name "Shoeshine" refers to Underdog's secret identity as the shoeshine boy.

3 October 2017 2:27 AM, +03:00 | MovieWeb
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“Underdogs” is a must-see movie! It is a story of hope. You will believe in this rag-team team of underdogs, the St. Thomas Aquinas Knights football team, led by new coach Vince Deantonio. The film is based on true events and features an appearance by the inimitable Joe Namath.

Coach Vince tells his new team that he has heard they stink but he doesn’t believe it. He believes their habits stink and they need to forge new ones along with the belief they can win. Along the way we are introduced to interesting characters such as Bobby Burkett, who falls for a cheerleader of a rival team, a Division One team. Bobby’s father works for a powerful employer named Handon, wonderfully played by Richard Portnow, who won’t give Bobby’s father, Bill, the chance to advance despite his inventive ideas. These underdog stories will have you cheering by film’s end as you see the possibility that maybe, just maybe, the little man can win one time.

We are pleased to award this inspiring and remarkable movie our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal for ages twelve plus. This one will make your spirit soar!

The Dove Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to encourage and promote the creation, production, distribution and consumption of wholesome family entertainment. We are supported primarily by donations from families such as yours. All Donations are tax deductible.

“Underdogs” is a must-see movie! It is a story of hope. You will believe in this rag-team team of underdogs, the St. Thomas Aquinas Knights football team, led by new coach Vince Deantonio. The film is based on true events and features an appearance by the inimitable Joe Namath.

Coach Vince tells his new team that he has heard they stink but he doesn’t believe it. He believes their habits stink and they need to forge new ones along with the belief they can win. Along the way we are introduced to interesting characters such as Bobby Burkett, who falls for a cheerleader of a rival team, a Division One team. Bobby’s father works for a powerful employer named Handon, wonderfully played by Richard Portnow, who won’t give Bobby’s father, Bill, the chance to advance despite his inventive ideas. These underdog stories will have you cheering by film’s end as you see the possibility that maybe, just maybe, the little man can win one time.

We are pleased to award this inspiring and remarkable movie our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal for ages twelve plus. This one will make your spirit soar!

The Dove Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to encourage and promote the creation, production, distribution and consumption of wholesome family entertainment. We are supported primarily by donations from families such as yours. All Donations are tax deductible.

Another reference to the original cartoon: the name "Shoeshine" refers to Underdog's secret identity as the shoeshine boy.

3 October 2017 2:27 AM, +03:00 | MovieWeb
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The Tomatometer rating – based on the published opinions of hundreds of film and television critics – is a trusted measurement of movie and TV programming quality for millions of moviegoers. It represents the percentage of professional critic reviews that are positive for a given film or television show.

Movies and TV shows are Certified Fresh with a steady Tomatometer of 75% or higher after a set amount of reviews (80 for wide-release movies, 40 for limited-release movies, 20 for TV shows), including 5 reviews from Top Critics.

Kids still experiencing World Cup withdrawal symptoms may be entertained by this animated oddity from Argentina ... Older viewers may struggle slightly with the wonkiness.

"Underdogs" isn't remarkable, but as entertainment, it handles jokes and sporting thrill competently, while Campanella fights to work welcome idiosyncrasy into every scene.

The story isn't much to write home about. But when this animation is at its best - following the ball in a way that traditional forms of cinema have always struggled with - it's visually brilliant and children aged to five to eight will stay with it.

There are few surprises, but the slick visuals, piquant humour and genial feeling for the gaming of yesteryear make it a hardy challenger for the animation titans north of the equator.


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