There is a lot of sport movies about being a team but usually they are all about winning in the last second, round or what-ever, but this one actually teels more about the spirit of sport that most films in the genre as this team is mostly interested in surviving the bob-slide down and show the winter nations that even a country with no snow can participate. The ending is moving and John Candy is good here.
It's basically a perfect mish-mash of typical Hollywood tropes, packed into one. John Candy's from my hometown, so I have always had a bias towards him. Malik Yoba (the guy who played Ice on Arrested Development) plays a bald badass called Yul Brenner. This is one of those films that you try really hard to hate, but it's such a perfect Hollywood film, that you just can't. Which makes me hate it a little bit more.