Review: The Don Cherry Story

From Bill Harris of QMI Agency:

  • Cherry biopic not a tell-all
    “A hockey game has three periods, but the CBC biopic Keep Your Head Up, Kid: The Don Cherry Story has two distinctly different halves. The first half, which airs Sunday, is a tad slow but quite realistic. The second half, which airs Monday, is more hokey but also more dramatic.” Read more.

3 thoughts on “Review: The Don Cherry Story”

  1. The ‘Cherry’ story is pretty uninspiring fare. And to think that our public broadcaster is wasting FOUR hours on this guy.

    There have been some great sports-related biopics on both television and film. Stories about the lives and careers of athletes like Gehrig, Brian Piccolo, Jim Thorpe, Jesse Owens, Joe Louis and Knute Rockne. Each is a sports’ icon with accomplishments far beyond wearing high collars, fighting and ethnophobia. And yet somehow, their stories were all told in less than two hours. Unbelievable.

  2. Like everything else CBC television, it is an overly-simplistic view about a topic that is not terribly interesting to begin with. The acting has an undeniably Canadian aroma, and that is not a compliment. It is like watching 4 hours of those embarrassing Canadian Heritage Moments CBC puts out. The actor playing Cherry is a stiff and robotic caricature of the real man. In summary, don’t waste you time watching this, unless you are a fan of the poor execution and poetic license that CBC has become infamous for.

  3. Jared keeso is a horrible actor in a horrible movie. It just goes to show you the quality of movies Canada produces

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