“ Ross Thomas did a good job of playing a "dude" character, but every non-skating scene between the two was dragged down by Ms. Romano's Jackie.
“ A Warm and Engaging "8" .
“This sequel has many disastrous attempts to make it fun and entertaining just like the first film especially when it basically did a "re-write" Tony Gilroy's script by including many of its thematic plot elements.
“ Don't waste your time - get "part 1" and just keep watching that one...
“ It may not be a "gold medal" film, but it is still quite enjoyable .
“ when i examine why i bothered watching GOING FOR GOLD, it was 1) out of extreme boredom 2)to watch the skating, which, choreographed by Isley, could have had some promise 3)to find out what colour medal kate and doug had won in Albertville.
“ And though Alex is officially tied to another girl, the partnership takes an intriguing turn when the two opt to go doubles for a skating championship, just like Jackie's parents once did.
“ But I wound up watching this movie on a Sunday afternoon and I enjoyed it.
“ I mean, what besides a hot guy to make a bad movie worth watching?
“They both are great actors and kept me on the edge of my seat the entire movie.
“ It was a ZZZ-game offering instead.
“ She soon teams up with Alex Harrison,an adrenaline-junkie surfer and in-line skater.
“ A complete waste of time and money if you ask me.
“ They just used the music as a tool to lengthen a film with absolutely no story.
“also,some of the lines they had seemed contrived.
“ That would be fine for a half an hour TV show, but it was a snore here.
“ It has a good twist and is worth watching if you don't mind nudity and swearing.
“ Getting up like that would make me sleepy and trying and I would have give up.
“ The interplay between the leading characters seems contrived, not at all as thoroughly charged and enjoyably funny as that from Doug and Kate in the first movie.
“ The conclusion of the movie, which is supposed to be major drama and romance, was very dry!
“ It was simply meant to give an enjoyable experience and it certainly does that in spades.
“ Don't waste your time!!!
“Added to that,the film could be quite overlong and boring unlike the first film which was definitely highly addictive that one could watch it many times and would not get tired of it.
“ He lives on the edge and teaches her to enjoy life and it's challenges.
“And worse, the grown up versions of Kate and Doug are as boring as dried paste.
“ It's a bit too much like the first one in that the heroine is a work-obsessed over-motivated meanie, and the guy starts off not being able to figure skate at all, but all the same I thought it was quite entertaining =P I'd give it a seven out of ten for all its cuteness.
“ The "roaring crowd" was roaring over basic spins and boring jumps.
“ If a person is willing to take the film on it's own merits and not compare it to the other "Cutting Edge", it is a very good entertaining experience.