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When the Game Stands Tall

Overview


Genre :

Drama, Sport

Release Date :

August 22, 2014

MPAA Rating :

PG

Director :

Thomas Carter

Starring :

James Caviezel, Michael Chiklis, Alexander Ludwig, Clancy Brown, Laura Dern, Matthew Daddario, Ser'Darius Blain, Stephan James, Joe Massingill, Jessie Usher, Matthew Frias, LaJessie Smith, Richard Kohnke, Chase Boltin, Gavin Casalegno

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Not quite bad, but it's not recommended either.    Readers  Be the 1st!

2.5 of 4

“..worthwhile messages of teamwork and sacrifice, but the stern, humorless tone might make you tune out..”
by Rafer Guzman [Newsday]
1.5 of 4

“..When the Game Stands Tall fumbles in several ways, failing to make enough of a connection to convey its inspirational message..”
by Linda Barnard [Toronto Star]
1.5 of 4

“..sadly, the movie dramatizes all of this with reductive situations and stock characters..”
by Erik Lundegaard [Seattle Times]
3 of 4

“..in a film that whose earnestness and occasional Bible references have bought it throwaway status from its distributor, Carter proves able to find a fresh way to end a sports movie: Not with a big score but with a moment of humility..”
by Kyle Smith [New York Post]
3 of 5

“..Caviezel's version of the coach settles for simply "quiet." Though it has plenty to recommend it, "When the Game Stands Tall" misses the other half of that equation..”
by Bill Goodykoontz [Arizona Republic]
2 of 5
Reviewed by Jordan Hoffman [NY Daily News]
1.5 of 4
Reviewed by Michael O'Sullivan [Washington Post]

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