About this movie
Cast & Crew
Billy Bob Thornton
Coach Gary Gaines
Lee Thompson Young
- Peter Berg
- Brian Grazer
- David Aaron Cohen
- Peter Berg
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Richard Luck, Film4
Had Billy Bob Thornton not been so good in so many films, people would be talking about this as his greatest role.– Full review
David Ansen, Newsweek
Few films have shown so powerfully the slashing double edge of sports fever.– Full review
Andrea Gronvall, Chicago Reader
A heart-pounding big-screen treatment that captures all the action of a tumultuous season while showing the emotional toll on the players.– Full review
Garth Franklin, Dark Horizons
While the atmosphere is excellent, and the general elements all strong, the film sadly fails to give any real insight or depth in regards to explaining the hows and whys of the near fever over the...– Full review
Ben Walters, Time Out
The affecting, gruelling result is less a document of recreational sport than one of obligation and ordeal.– Full review
Ian Nathan, Empire Magazine
The best sports movie for years, as it's not about sport at all. Forget fears of jingoistic grandstanding, this is an un-American all-American tale that deserves attention.– Full review
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