Champions – Movie Review

Champions is a remake of the 2018 Spanish film Campeones.

Bobby Farrelly makes his solo directorial debut with Champions, a remake of the 2018 Spanish film of the same name. Farrelly is best known for Dumb and Dumber, Shallow Hal, Me, Myself and Irene, and There’s Something About Mary with his brother Peter. This film stars Woody Harrelson, Kaitlin Olson, Ernie Hudson, and Cheech Marin.


A former minor-league basketball coach who, after a series of missteps, is ordered by the court to manage a team of players with intellectual disabilities. He soon realizes that, despite his doubts, this team can go further than they ever imagined.

Champions is similar to any other inspirational sports movie, but we do not often get these types of films. With all the major blockbusters, superhero flicks, and sequels hitting theaters, this film was a nice break from that mold. It tugs at the heartstrings thanks to a story based on real events. The young and talented cast is what drives this movie. Then sprinkle in the great chemistry between love interests Woody Harrelson and Kaitlin Olson, which make for a great comedic duo. What hurts this film is its 2-hour runtime. Plenty of scenes could have been cut out or better served to give the supporting cast more sense. They were the true stars of this film.


I give Champions 3.5 out of 5 stars. It is a feel-good movie with plenty of laughs. Every cast member shines in the heartfelt sports flick. Read more Reviews on Nerdtropolis and Subscribe to our YouTube.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Sean Tajipour is the Founder and Editor of Nerdtropolis. He is a member of the Critics Choice Association. You can follow on Twitter and Instagram @Seantaj.

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