*REVIEW* Slap Shot

Dave’s Pick

In the small New England town of Charlestown, the local mill is about to lay off 10,000 workers. The town’s minor league hockey team, the Charlestown Chiefs, is doing no better. After years of failure, this will be the team’s last season. Exasperated player and coach Reggie Dunlop (Paul Newman) lets┬áthe club’s recent acquisitions, the Hanson Brothers, play. The brothers’ actively violent and thuggish style of play excites the fans. Dunlop retools the team, using violence to draw big crowds.

Slap Shot skated its way into theaters on February 25, 1977.

Slap Shot is Rated R.

Lets take a look and see if Slap Shot scores or winds up in the penalty box.

IMDB Rating: 7.3 / 10

Rotten Tomatoes: 83% Tomatometer; 88% Audience Score

Dave’s Rating: Overflowing Medium Popcorn

Justin’s Rating: Medium Popcorn

Joe’s Rating: Medium Popcorn

Slap Shot may score the winning goal, but the guys all agree that it won’t be a shutout.


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