You’ll stand up and cheer for this feel-good sports thriller starring Brandon Routh (Superman Returns.) The ancient sport of lacrosse has been part of their tribal heritage for centuries, but the Native American players on the Crooked Arrows high school team are long-time losers. When former star player Joe Logan (Routh) agrees to coach the rag-tag group to seal the deal on a lucrative casino project, he sets out to turn the chumps into champs and, in the process, learns the value of loyalty himself. If the Arrows can learn to shoot straight and challenge their prep school rivals, these fast-breaking warriors may just pull off the ultimate upset and win it all!
**Commentary Featuring Mark Ellis, Steve Rash, and Neal J. Powless
**The Story of Crooked Arrows
**Keepin' It Real - Crooked Arrows Lacrosse
**Native American Lacrosse - A Crooked Arrows Tribute
**The Game of Life: Heart and Spirit of Onondaga
**Crooked Arrows Theatrical Trailer
Cast & Crew
Routh ... does a killer Tom Cruise-in-"Jerry Maguire" homage in this swift little sports dramedy.
A millennial brace of lacrosse action propels Crooked Arrows through a thicket of cliches liberally planted in its path.
While the plot is trite, the lacrosse action is right. The cameras capture the speed, agility and physical nature of the sport.
The story is unique and engaging enough to transcend the uplifting sports-underdog formula.
The film clearly targets a niche audience of lacrosse enthusiasts. But it also works on a broader scale, because well-executed David-vs.-Goliath sports stories like this have universal appeal.