‘Red Army’ captures beauty and sacrifice of one of sport’s great teams (Our grade: A-)

Former Soviet ice hockey star Viacheslav Fetisov is featured in the documentary “Red Army.”
Former Soviet ice hockey star Viacheslav Fetisov is featured in the documentary “Red Army.”

We know the feared Soviets were exceptional, their defeat forever labeled “the Miracle on Ice.” But most may not realize exactly how historically brilliant they were. The Soviet hockey team, known as the Red Army, was one of the most elite group of athletes to ever perform together.

The documentary “Red Army,” which screened last year at the Austin Film Festival, details the way the team came together, forgoing individual glory and personalities to form one unit.

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Author: Matthew Odam

Restaurant critic & features writer at Austin American @Statesman and @Austin360. Austin-born 6th generation Texan. Left-handed.

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