Could it be yet another sentimental sports movie based on a true story? Definitely. But this hockey movie scores, thanks to director Gavin O'Connor's ability to skate that fine line between inspirational and melodramatic and achieve a satisfying balance. And nearly a quarter century after the underdog U.S. hockey team's trounced the dominant Russian squad at the 1980 Lake Placid Winter Olympics, the story, set against the backdrop of America's political struggles with the Soviet Union, a gas crisis and a worsening hostage situation in Iran, still manages to be both engaging and very relevant. At a time when professional athletes weren't allowed to compete in the Olym...