Jamaican bobsledders, punk boxers, mongrel horses, impoverished go-cart racers... How our hearts pound when these underdogs go up against corporate-backed competitors with all the advantages, and, through sheer force of pluck and grit, show them that it isn't
about winning or losing; it's all about heart.
That, at least, is the cynical thinking behind this thoroughly artificial bit of inspirational hogwash, in which a gang of backwater Alaskan hockey players get to take on the New York Rangers. The Mystery team is a bunch of weekend warriors who
range from local sheriff John Biebe (Russell Crowe) to high school hotshot Steve Weeks (Ryan Northcott). They may ...