Based on 2936 votes and 117 reviews
this movie was a great tribute to one of the best hockey players ever and enjoyed it immensely. I've had the pleasure of seeing his son play for the canadiens this movie was so great Thank you for showwing it
the best hockey movie I have ever seen
THIS IS THE BEST MOVIE THAT I HAVE EVER SEEN!!
This is an excellent movie. Our whole family enjoyed it. Would recommend it. D. Graveline
THE ROCKET will have you cheering!
A hero's story and a love story combined into one. After seeing it the first time, I just can not skip over it when I scroll the remote control to find it playing on the movie station. I seen it more than 8 times and still become enthralled of many scenes including the love of children that he had, his standing up against bullies, his will of winning all within a self depreciative man who many of us have come to view as an hero. No wonder that in 1996, some 46 years after he retired from hockey, Maurice merited the affection of all during the last game in the Montreal Forum. Thank you Maurice.
I was impressed by the picture and the acting.
If you are canadian and a hockey fan you cannot help but love this movie and what the Rocket stood up against.
I think its the best movie I have ever seen,My family also enjoyed it also. BOSTON
Best movie I`ve seen in a long time. I`m not even a big hockey fan and loved every minute. Roy Dupuis is riveting.
This is by far the best sports movie I have ever seen. As an American hockey fan who loves the history of the game, watching this movie was like seeing many of my books come to life. The acting, writing and cinematography were all exceptional.
i was born in Montreal, but after all that occured in the movie. and i was sooo appreciative of learning about the TRUTH at that time, not only in my home town, but in the NHL.
It is awesome! I love it
The Rocket may very well be the best hockey movie ever made, but to merely call it a great hockey movie would be selling it short. It captured Richard as not only the great hockey player, but also as an icon for French-Canadians. A terrific, terrific movie.
The movie underscored the Rocket`s impact on, not only the game of hockey, but on Canadian society. It illustrates his committment to playing a passionate game of hockey but also his willingness to stand up to brutal injustice.
Authentic portrayl of period hockey. Real Canadiana.
What a brilliant film! I am so proud that he was Canadian, that he was a gentleman to the end, and that he stood up for what he believed in. What an inspiration, and what a great tribute to our country. You go Maurice!
Fantastic! One of the 3 best hockey films ever made (along with "The Sweater" and "Slapshot").
Immediate cult classic. Best hockey flick ever.
Well documented. Far from a boring bio.
Speeking of the "two solitudes", i think this movie is the first one that merges two points of view. Don`t forget that the director did all the advertising campaigns for the former prime minister Jean Chretien. So beeing french-canadian, he was able to give his point of view without beeing "cliche" or crooked. THIS WAS A GREAT MOVIE and even if C.R.A.Z.Y. won best quebec movie, THE ROCKET should of won!
For the true hockey fan this is history....
Was nothen but bill 101 all over again
I thought the history side of the movie was fantastic!! The hockey action was like riding a ROCKET!! The only downfall to the entire movie was it`s lack of menu options. I know it was a movie made in Quebec, but it should have more English speaking features. Still a great watch!!
How do I purchase this movie? Has it been released on DVD yet?
i think it`s a good movie about the marcurie rocket richard becase hes a legend
By the way, he WANTED to enlist/enroll/whatever and go to war! But the army refused him, that`s the true context as opposed to what I`ve read here! Even the movie recalls this, when his future wife`s dad asks him how the hell he could play for the canadiens while the army refused him because of his flatfoot... The fact is that during this era, we thought that flat-foot was some kind of abnormal difformity, thus was deminishing your resistance or "performance"... Actually we know that it`s far from true, and that actually many athletes are flat-footed. Myself I am, and I got to the point of the National junior ski team (but I am 5`7, too smal
I loved it! I`m willing to say it was better than Miracle!
THE BEST MOVIE YOU`LL EVER SEE IN YOUR LIFE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!MY FAVORITE MOVIE OF ALL TIME!!!
Wonderful i loved it!
it was a classy film and my self being a jr.a player it didnt look at all far fetched
As a former Montrealer who grew up with the Legend that is The Rocket, I was moved by the story and surprised to learn new things about the man and the time. It definately left me wanting more.
5 STARS!!! Truly a great film & a wonderful story.I LOVE THE MOVIE SO MUCH AND I AM JUST DYING TO SEE IT AGAIN AND TO BUY IT ON DVD. WHEN DOES IT COME OUT ANYWAY???(STUARTLAMB10YRSOLDHOCKEYRULESANDSODOESSOCCER)
5 STARS!!! Truly a great film & a wonderful story.I LOVE THE MOVIE SO MUCH AND I AM JUST DYING TO SEE IT AGAIN AND TO BUY IT ON DVD. WHEN DOES IT COME OUT ANYWAY???
Unbelievable...This movie gave me chills. I have never been prouder to be Canadian. This is a wonderful film on many levels.
is a really good film
close to reality
This was a very entertaining movie, great fun for everyone.
This was an excellent movie. The acting was very good and the story kept me interested the whole time. Even if you don`t like hockey you will love this movie about this legendary man.
The Rocket lives again
You will love to watch this over and over
It was a canonating film
This is the best movie I have ever seen featuring a Canadian national hero. It was both entertaining and educational. It depicted the French Canadian reality of the 1940`s and 1950`s. My kids, who had only a passing knowledge of who "The Rocket" was, were enthralled. After seeing the movie, they both said " We have to buy this movie when it comes out on DVD, we want to watch it again and again." Magnificent!
great familly movie
I met a couple of times and had dinner with him and I found him a very quiet man I think he was shy with people. Henri ke is very friendly and likes to talk.
rocket blasts off.
THe storyline was interesting and the plot was good but missed out on details about his brother, the "Pocket Rocket", which would`ve been interesting to the story as well.
Learned a little more about the Rocket