A skilled young hockey prospect hoping to attract the attention of professional scouts is pressured to show that he can fight if challenged during his stay in a Canadian minor hockey town. His on-ice activities are complic... more »ated by his relationship with the coach's daughter.« less
Kathy J. from GLENDORA, CA Reviewed on 5/26/2010...
One of those movies that you like better than you thought you would.
Maybe it's Patrick Swayze?
Or, maybe because it's about hockey.
Whatever the reason, it's a funny, sweet, and all-around good movie.
One of the best scenes is when the land lady makes tea.
Watch it...you'll like it.
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Tea with Mrs. McGill anyone?
Ghenghis | Monvolia | 01/20/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"OK, who cares if it's "unrealistic." In the very small Hockey Genre this is without a doubt the best of the bunch. Why...because it's entertaining. Rob Lowe and Swayze at their peak and a goofy first entry by Keanu Reeves gave us a glimpse of things to come. He cant act. The only downside to this flick is the highly irritating "lets get it on and make my dad angry" content but other than that a fun, and sometimes funny film.The DVD is very very good with 4 stars for both the widescreen video and audio that you can't tell from 5.1. Four stitches."
Great Hockey Flick
Clint Hendrickson | Lewisville, TX United States | 06/22/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"While this movie is probably best reserved for extreme Hockey Fans, it also has a certain flare that makes a person realize how pure the game of Hockey really is. I saw this movie when I was younger and it a sparked a desire and love for the game that is with me even today. Hockey is the only sport left in which players play with heart and passion for the game, and this movie is excellent at betraying that feeling to it's audience. I personally enjoy this movie at least once a year (to get me in a Hockey mood) and can't wait to get it on DVD!"
One of the best made hockey movies ever
Matthew Gaither | Baltimore, MD USA | 09/25/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Youngblood accuretly shows the what hockey players go through around that teenage years while playing hockey. Some feel the movie is made to be more violent and all then hockey really is. Well first this movie was made in the 80's when ice hockey was alot more violent and you can go and tell the canadians that played then that they were not as physical as the movie depicts. Thia movie shows what teams do to players on the team and the hardships endured with college hockey. I've played hockey for 14 years and play for college now and you go through alot at times but its fun and the movie shows it. This is one of the best hockey movies ever made 2nd to slapshot. This is a must buy."
Wanna go, pretty boy?
Sid the Elf | North Pole | 01/14/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The title of this review should bring a smile to any B fan's face because it means that Sid the Elf is delving into the world of Youngblood. Not only is this flick top-shelf 80's B, but it also marks the first sports B for your pal, Sid the Elf. We picked this one mainly due to its On Demand availability and because it was a weekend afternoon staple on TV throughout Sid's childhood.
Rob Lowe plays the lead as Dean Youngblood, an upstate New York kid who has aspirations to play pro hockey but currently works on his family's farm with his older brother(a former hockey player who was forced to quit due to a creepy and stare-inducing eye injury)and father. Youngblood gets a tryout for the Hamilton Mustangs, a junior hockey team in Canada. During the tryout, Youngblood impresses coach and Death Hunt alum, Murray Chadwick with his finesse game. But, he gets the hair mousse pounded out of him by the film's villian, Karl Racki, played by Dom Cruise. The Mustangs select Youngblood over Racki, so Lowe joins star Center Patrick Swayze and French-Canadian golie Keeanu Reeves. So, Youngblood can score goals and the coach's daughter, but he can't fight(perfect role for Rob Lowe). So, after Racki(now on another team) banks Youngblood a little and Swayze a lot, Youngblood goes back to the farm for the 80's training montage with his dad and brother teaching him how to fight in 2 days. Obviously, Youngblood returns to the team just in time for the championship game and wins it for the injured Swayze. He also fights Racki again, and of course a 150 pound Rob Lowe takes out a 210 pound Dom Cruise.
This movie delivers in a big way. It is pure 80's B(right down to the disturbing gratuitous Lowe butt shot) set against a sports background, so it was right up Sid's alley. The laughs pile up high watching Rob Lowe trying to be athletic and Keeanu attempt a French Canadian accent. This one is a winner, Sid highly recomends."
"Lets Go Pretty Boy" ~ Coming Of Age On And Off The Ice
Brian E. Erland | Brea, CA - USA | 06/08/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"`Youngblood' is a slickly produced sports (hockey), coming of age film from '86 with a lot of good looking young men to (Rob Lowe, Patrick Swazee and Keanu Reeves) keep the girls watching, fast moving game sequences and the usual on the ice fights one has come to expect and look forward to in a hockey game. The storyline is predictable but enjoyable, the pounding, energetic `80's soundtrack is excellent and the cast likeable. Not a bad way to while away an evening with a couple of buddies or a girlfriend.