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      Spare Parts

      PG-13 Released Jan 16, 2015 1h 53m Drama TRAILER for La Vida Robot: Trailer 1 List La Vida Robot: Trailer 1 La Vida Robot: Trailer 1 1:18 View more videos
      56% Tomatometer 32 Reviews 82% Audience Score 5,000+ Ratings With the help of their high school's newest teacher (George Lopez), four Hispanic students form a robotics club. Although they have no experience, the youths set their sights on a national robotics contest. With $800 and parts scavenged from old cars, they build a robot and compete against reigning champion MIT. Along the way, the students learn not only how to build a robot but something far more important: how to forge bonds that will last a lifetime. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Spare Parts is effective enough to do in a pinch for inspirational sports drama fans - although most of them will have seen these story beats hit more powerfully before.

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      J. R. Jones Chicago Reader Though based on a Wired magazine story, this sticks closely to the formulas of inspirational-teacher and sports-team dramas; distinguishing it from the pack is the fact that all four students who formed the club were undocumented. Jan 23, 2015 Full Review Keith Phipps The Dissolve The film refreshingly portrays its kids as part of a diverse group trying to succeed in a country in which they can never find secure footing. Rated: 3/5 Jan 20, 2015 Full Review Jesse Hassenger AV Club Sequences and scenes end unceremoniously, everyone in the movie seems to know each other's backstory before they're properly introduced, and mild jokes land with uncertainty. Rated: C Jan 20, 2015 Full Review Dan Scully Cinema76 It's a positive story, filled to the brim with love, fun, and cultural pride. Apr 10, 2020 Full Review Nicholas Bell IONCINEMA.com Even while McNamara hasn't made a great or even very daring film, it's one that was worth being made, and certainly one deserving to be seen despite its formulaic, safe tone. Rated: 2/5 Jul 18, 2019 Full Review Bernard Boo Way Too Indie Spare Parts will likely be a crowd-pleaser, especially to those familiar with the story, but those expecting something new to be brought to the table are out of luck. Rated: 5.5/10 Mar 20, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Jay M Funny and smart... Marisa Tomei was great, and the kids were quirky and funny! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 11/25/23 Full Review Steve D Often covered territory but fun. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 10/28/23 Full Review Alexandra H Wow, this is one of the best movies I've ever seen! Interesting and inspiring! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 09/20/23 Full Review Sean S This move does its best to make the source material but fails short. The cast takes a few unknown actors that do their best, but it just doesn't work. Ms. Tomei is extremely underutilized in this movie, she should have been given more to do which would have made this movie better. With all that being said it is still an inspiring story that is worth telling. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 05/15/23 Full Review Mandy B I actually really liked this movie. It's a good heart warming story without being super sappy. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 05/14/23 Full Review georgan g This feel good movie showed the bottom of society v the very top. Nice to see the underdog win. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis With the help of their high school's newest teacher (George Lopez), four Hispanic students form a robotics club. Although they have no experience, the youths set their sights on a national robotics contest. With $800 and parts scavenged from old cars, they build a robot and compete against reigning champion MIT. Along the way, the students learn not only how to build a robot but something far more important: how to forge bonds that will last a lifetime.
      Director
      Sean McNamara
      Producer
      Ben Odell, George Lopez, Leslie Kolins Small, David Alpert, Rick Jacobs
      Screenwriter
      Elissa Matsueda
      Distributor
      Lionsgate Films, Pantelion Films
      Production Co
      Televisa Films, Indieproduction, Travieso Prods., Brookwell-McNamara Entertainment, Circle of Confusion, Pantelion Films
      Rating
      PG-13 (Some Language|Violence)
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jan 16, 2015, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Feb 19, 2016
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $3.6M
      Runtime
      1h 53m
      Sound Mix
      Dolby Digital
      Aspect Ratio
      Scope (2.35:1)
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