“Invincible” is the true story of a 30 year old bartender named Vince Papale who is a huge Philadelphia Eagles fan. Vince is a pretty good football player, even though he didn’t play in college. The Eagles aren’t a very good team in 1976 so new head coach Dick Vermeil decides to hold an open tryout.
All of Vince’s friends tell him he should try out. His dad tell him not to go, but he’s glad when Vince does. You’ll have to watch the film to find out how he does.
“Invincible” is very inspirational. Mark Wahlberg does a nice job as Vince and Greg Kinnear is very good as Coach Vermeil. He even looks like him. The football scenes are very realistic. At times the action on the field looks like a video game. And there’s also a love story involving Vince and another bartender, even though she’s a N.Y. Giants fan.
“Invincible” is rated PG. It’s good for the entire family. When I first saw it in the theater practically everbody cheered at the end. The final scenes of the film show the real Vince Papale. It’s a great way to end.
On The Official Kid Critic Report Card, “Invincible” gets a B. It belongs on the list of great real-life sports films from Disney.