From John Doyle of The Globe & Mail:
Mr. Hockey is a well-told tale for playoff time
We approach this type of TV movie with some trepidation. Well, I do anyway. The abominable two CBC movies about Don Cherry set a new low in hockey drama – groan-inducing, obvious, sanitized and trite. There is plenty of sentimentality in Mr. Hockey (no surprise it will air in the United States on the Hallmark Channel next week), but it’s a well-told, engrossing movie that has fine performances. The tropes of hockey movies are there, but there’s wit, too, and an occasional sharp edge. Continue reading.