Thursday, July 13, 2006
Movie Review: Glory Road
I haven't done a movie review in a while...so here's a quickie... Jennifer and I watched Glory Road last night. It's about Texas Western College (now UTEP). In 1966 they were the first college in the country to have 5 black starters on their basketball team. Warning: here comes a spoiler: they won the National title that year, beating an all-white Kentucky team. It's hard to believe that how racist people were only 50 years ago. It's pretty ugly. However, while the idea of the movie was good, there was rather poor acting, cheesy attempts at creating crisis, and in my opinion poor directing/editing. But still worth watching, just to better understand some of the struggles in the civil rights era.
Posted by charlesdean2 at 8:31 AM